The Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) is shocked that the Throne Speech leaves out the key priorities of Saskatchewan people.
There was little or no mention of housing, health care and highways in the speech. It’s disappointing that this government, in its arrogance and indifference, set its own priorities in the Speech from the Throne, instead of dealing with the more important issues being raised by people across this province.
These three H’s should be the highest priorities of the Wall Government for the coming year.
*Housing: The housing crisis in Saskatchewan’s cities is making it extremely difficult for individuals and families to survive. The Wall Government’s plan to have the private sector build more rental housing units is not working and must be revised or replaced by more social housing units.
*Health care: It is increasingly obvious that the health regions are struggling to provide excellent health care services to Saskatchewan people. Throwing money at the situation will not solve this problem. Immediate action is needed to preserve the high quality of health care that Saskatchewan people expect.
*Highways: The network of highways across this province is the lifeblood of our rural communities. But our roads and highways are crumbling under the weight of heavy trucks and semis as the oil boom continues to gain momentum. Whatever the government is doing to build and fix roads at this time is not adequate, and needs to be revisited as soon as possible.
Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan