Question Period

NDP accuses Sask. Party of not doing enough for laid off EVRAZ employees

Dec 3, 2020 | 12:51pm

The Saskatchewan Party government was grilled on the latest layoffs at EVRAZ in Regina during Question Period on Thursday. NDP leader Ryan Meili says the loss of close to 600 jobs at the steel mill could have been prevented, accusing the province of not standing up for those workers. Meili questioned where pipe for some […]

NDP focus on government’s response to COVID-19 during first question period session

Dec 1, 2020 | 4:07pm

The COVID-19 pandemic took centre stage during the Saskatchewan legislature’s first question period of the new fall session. Ryan Meili, leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, said instead of committing to further investment and action in the throne speech read on Monday afternoon, he claimed that the premier gave more breathing room to anti-maskers and mused […]

Final Question Period before fall election sees accusations from NDP over spring snap election

Jul 3, 2020 | 1:40pm

During the final day of Question Period Friday, the Saskatchewan NDP questioned the Sask Party government on their priorities early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. NDP leader Ryan Meili said school boards were reportedly saving space for Elections Saskatchewan for a spring vote instead of COVID-19 response. “Will the Premier stand in this house and […]

Sask. NDP challenges government on aging health infrastructure, safety risks

Nov 18, 2019 | 5:30pm

A Freedom of Information (FOI) regarding the General Hospital in Regina has prompted the Sask. NDP to ask questions about health infrastructure in the province. The FOI revealed a number of problems reported by staff at the facility including issues in the Infectious Disease Clinic and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In a note […]

NDP puts focus on mental health and construction labour PST during Tuesday Question period

Nov 12, 2019 | 3:53pm

The NDP are calling on the provincial government to introduce better supports for mental health care. This comes after mental health and addictions critic Danielle Chartier received a letter from a mental health patient who has waited 18 months to see a psychiatrist. Chartier said this is a bigger issue than it seems. “What’s happening […]

Question Period covers lead in Sask. water, concerns with new net metering model

Nov 4, 2019 | 7:25pm

Saskatchewan residents are asking if their water is safe to drink after a report showing higher levels of lead in tap water tested in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. The topic was brought up by the Sask. NDP during Monday afternoon’s question period session at the Saskatchewan legislature. The NDP’s Trent Wotherspoon stated that something […]

Overcrowded schools and an overcrowded hospital in Prince Albert the focus of Question Period Thursday

Oct 31, 2019 | 2:06pm

The provincial government was again questioned on classroom sizes in Saskatchewan during question period Thursday morning. This comes as education minister Gord Wyant is consulting with the teachers across the province on class sizes and class composition, and Wednesday, Wyant maintained that class composition is the bigger of the two issues. Education critic Carla Beck […]

Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford; education the focus during Question Period Tuesday

Oct 29, 2019 | 4:04pm

The opposition NDP peppered the Sask Party government with questions about problems that have plagued the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford. The mental health facility dealt with leaking areas of the roof during the summer, and it was recently announced that water at the facility is not drinkable due to levels of copper and lead found […]