Spring session disastrous for working people
Released May 18, 2023
REGINA – Today, Premier Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government closed yet another disastrous session of the Legislative Assembly.
“After ten weeks and hundreds of hours of debate in the Legislature, Scott Moe once again did absolutely nothing to help working people get ahead,” said SFL President Lori Johb. “No wage increases. No utility rollbacks. No jobs plan. No relief for health and education workers.”
Saskatchewan people are struggling more to make ends meet than anywhere else in Canada, all while the government stashes away a billion-dollar surplus. Instead of helping the people they are elected to serve, the Sask. Party are distracted by their own pet projects and corporate interests.
“No wage increases. No utility rollbacks. No jobs plan. No relief for health and education workers."Lori Johb
Through the disappointing spring session, Johb noted that the increasing solidarity among working people keeps her optimistic. Her personal highlight was participating in the largest demonstration in Saskatchewan in over a decade – the ‘Make Noise for Education’ rally organized by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.
Johb was also pleased to see how the Opposition NDP held the Sask. Party’s feet to the fire. “I won’t forget how Carla Beck stood her ground when defending Steelworkers in the Legislature – even if it meant getting kicked out of the chamber.”
“The spring session will not be remembered for what was achieved in the Legislature, but how Scott Moe’s incompetence brought working people together,” said Johb.