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‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

‘Puppet show’: Saskatchewan finance minister apologizes for text to Speaker

Apr 16, 2024 | 5:25am
Saskatchewan’s finance minister was ordered to apologize Monday after she sent the Speaker a text accusing him of letting the legislature devolve into an “Opposition puppet show.”  Donna Harpauer delivered the apology in the house after Speaker Randy Weekes said the minister had messaged him saying government members can’t push back during chamber debates and that as […]
NDP grills government over Doherty lobbying

NDP grills government over Doherty lobbying

Apr 12, 2024 | 6:23am
 It was a heated exchange in the Legislative Assembly to close off the week Thursday, as once again Opposition New Democrats zeroed in on the lobbying efforts of former Sask Party Finance Minister-turned-lobbyist Kevin Doherty. The Opposition had been hurling questions at the government in recent days over the $6 million sole-source contract for private […]
Budget day in Manitoba expected to change several taxes, credits and refunds

Budget day in Manitoba expected to change several taxes, credits and refunds

Apr 2, 2024 | 7:44am
Manitoba’s NDP government is set to introduce its first budget today since winning last October’s election. The fiscal plan is expected to include rebates on electric vehicles, a bigger tax credit for fertility treatments, and free prescription birth control — all of which were NDP campaign promises. The budget is also extending the fuel-tax holiday […]
No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 8:33am
A total of $20.1 billion was invested in this year’s Provincial Budget, with significant investments in education and healthcare leading the way. Despite the ‘record investments’ highlighted by the provincial government, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck said the government did nothing to address the biggest issue facing residents in the province. Affordability. “As families across […]
MLA’s Flock to the Legislature to Resume Sitting

MLA’s Flock to the Legislature to Resume Sitting

Mar 3, 2024 | 2:53pm
It’s going to be a busy first day on the grounds of the provincial legislature. The house will resume sitting in the afternoon, as the Sask Party will continue to lay the groundwork for the provincial election, which which must be called before late September. A piece of that will be the provincial budget. Finance […]
Legislature set to resume Monday, March 4th

Legislature set to resume Monday, March 4th

Feb 29, 2024 | 11:40am
The break is almost over for provincial politicians, and the road ahead looks to be bumpy at best. The Legislature will resume sitting on Monday, Match 4th at 1:30pm. This is the last sitting ahead of an expected election call. Under legislation, the government has to hold an election on, or before October 28th. Of […]
Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

Liberals table bill paving way for future pharmacare program a day before deadline

Feb 29, 2024 | 10:57am
Health Minister Mark Holland tabled a long-awaited bill Thursday meant to pave the way for national pharmacare and preserve a deal that secures NDP support for the government in the House of Commons.  The bill also includes a program to cover birth control and diabetes drugs and supplies for anyone with a health card, which […]
NDP weighs in, after MLA Charged with assault

NDP weighs in, after MLA Charged with assault

Feb 1, 2024 | 8:26am
Saskatchewan’s Opposition N-D-P says the public deserves more details after a legislature member was charged with assault by choking. Greg Lawrence faces two counts under the Criminal Code and is to make his first court appearance in provincial court in March. Moose Jaw police say the investigation began seven months earlier in June and involved […]
Former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent dead at 87

Former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent dead at 87

Jan 11, 2024 | 2:35pm
Former federal New Democrat leader Ed Broadbent has died at 87. The news was shared today by the Broadbent Institute, an Ottawa-based think tank founded by the former member of Parliament. Born in Oshawa, Ont., Broadbent served as a member of Parliament for a riding in the area for 21 years, leading the federal NDP […]
Pharmacare not the top health priority for most Canadians: survey

Pharmacare not the top health priority for most Canadians: survey

Dec 20, 2023 | 4:33am
As Liberals and New Democrats negotiate what a future national drug plan should look like, a new survey suggests pharmacare is not at the top of the priority list for most Canadians. The survey shows that when asked to name their top two health-care priorities, only 18 per cent of those surveyed said the government […]