Doyle Vermette

Cumberland MLA Doyle Vermette announces he will not be seeking re-election

May 17, 2023 | 2:07pm

MLA for Cumberland Doyle Vermette announced that he will not seek re-election in 2024. “Being the MLA for the Cumberland constituency has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in my lifetime. It has brought me many positives and sometimes many challenges, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Vermette said. “I have built […]

Sask. Party rejects NDP motion to create special committee for mental health and addictions

May 18, 2022 | 9:00am

The Government of Saskatchewan rejected a Sask. NDP motion to create a special bipartisan committee to study the mental health and addictions crisis in the province. The motion called on both parties to find solutions to the high number of suicides by hearing from affected families, experts and leaders. The Sask. Party did not agree […]

Suicide prevention Private Members Bill passes in Saskatchewan Legislature

Apr 30, 2021 | 12:51pm

A private member’s bill from the NDP on suicide prevention has passed in the provincial Legislature. The bill was introduced by addictions and mental health critic Doyle Vermette, which is the third time he has introduced this legislation. The last time this legislation was defeated, it led to the “Walking with our Angels” protest that […]

NDP says province needs to invest more into harm reduction

Apr 9, 2021 | 5:50pm

The NDP says more money needs to be invested into harm reduction strategies if the province ever hopes to curb its opioid crisis. NDP Mental Health and Addictions Critic Doyle Vermette says it’s disappointing to see the government ignore the cries of many. “The alarm bells are going off, and you have a government who […]

Sask. NDP calls for increased supports for Indigenous people

Apr 3, 2020 | 3:19pm

The NDP is calling on the Saskatchewan government to produce supports and protections for First Nations and Métis people who are at significant risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Official opposition leader Ryan Meili believes the province’s response so far has been slow and limited to help First Nations and Métis communities prepare for the virus. Among the […]