Saskatchewan NDP Caucus Better Get Their Act Together In Opposition Quickly
Premier Brad Wall's new government delivered their first speech from the Throne yesterday and it was full of code words that should have Saskatchewan progressives extremely concerned. For starts, Wall proposes to 'oversee a major review of the province’s health care system'. That should scare the bejesus out of anyone who values publically funded universal health care.
Wall also has indicated that we may see one or more nuclear power reactors constructed in Saskatchewan to utilize our available uranium resource.
Finally, Wall is planning to 'balance' exixting labour legislation and that is where the fight is going to occur against this right wing crew.
So .... what of our new Official Opposition? I make no apologies when I say that the Saskatchewan Party has made a smoother transition into government than the New Democrats have made into opposition. There is NO time for error and there is NO time for learning curves to be indulged. Saskatchewan's new Official Opposition has to hit the pavement running ... and to date there is not much evidence that this is what is happening.
The first Question Period of the fall session occurs today, and here's hoping that the Saskatchewan NDP Caucus can do their job and hold Brad Wall's feet to the fire on these key proposed legislative changes.