Drunk driving, deficit focus of fall session in the legislature

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
December 1, 2016 - 10:36am

While the death of Roger Parent was the immediate focus of the legislature, Wednesday was the last day of the fall session.   

A number of issues had been raised – from the deficit, to program cuts and the controversial GTH land sale.

The opposition NDP believes the government hasn't got the job done.

"We have a government that was dishonest with Saskatchewan people on so many fronts and the cost of Saskatchewan Party mismanagement and waste is piling up," interim leader Trent Wotherspoon argued.

"The sad reality is that this Premier and the Saskatchewan Party government are making Saskatchewan people pay for that mismanagement and scandal on front after front."

The premier pointed to a number of commitments that were kept this session.

“Our government passed key pieces of legislation during this sitting to keep Saskatchewan strong by fighting impaired driving, expanding workers’ compensation coverage to workers experiencing psychological injuries and increasing compassionate care leave,” Brad Wall said.

The government also noted the changes to liquor retail in the province, new oversight of pipelines and the expansion of two-for-one MRIs to CT scans.

The spring session begins in March.


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