Meili requests Premier Moe to negotiate resumption of the legislature, introduction of full budget

With no form of government in place at the Saskatchewan Legislature since it was suspended on March 18, Sask. NDP leader Ryan Meili is calling directly on Premier Scott Moe to meet and negotiate a resumption of legislative business.

In a statement from the opposition leader, he said it’s the “due diligence that our democracy demands in Saskatchewan” and that steps need to be taken to retrieve it.

“It appears that his next step is to not introduce a budget, have no legislature sitting and go right into another election in October,” suggested Meili. “That is not fair to the people of Saskatchewan. They deserve accountability as there are so many questions that deserve to be answered right now.”

Meili sent a letter to the premier on Monday morning asking for an updated timeline for when a full budget will be presented.

“Saskatchewan people have real questions about health care readiness, supports for businesses and families, access to child care, and unprecedented job losses. There are also real concerns about the outbreak in La Loche and the north, and what resources are in place for communities affected by outbreaks,” stated Meili in his letter.

He noted that Premier Moe hasn’t shown any interest in reconvening the legislature following prior requests over the past few weeks.

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