Saskatchewan is a sad place to be right now, while the Premier is off on a second job farming when not golfing, a Cabinet Minister was on vacation in the USA, and the Health Min hasn't been seen since he berated reporters for covering the crisis.#COVID19SKhttps://t.co/FWE4iAoxFX
Interesting fact: Saskatchewan’s Minister of Health Paul Merriman’s last public appearance was over a month ago, on August 25. Then, he said the province was entering its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. #covid19sk
Moe’s ending of restrictions and having the Roughriders hold super-spreader events has put the province into a pickle.
School hasn’t even re-opened yet, and the numbers are already approaching the terrible ones after school open last year, and Delta variant is more contagious. Parents who care about their kids are angry and terrified by the SaskParty government.
The despicable election attack ads the SaskParty Saskatchewan Government ran to help the federal Conservative Party circumvent federal election spending limits, were not legal. Further, the SaskParty is partly funded by oil and gas companies, money that cannot legally be accepted by the Conservative Party as it would be considered a form of criminal corruption. In their effort to exploit a loophole to send that money to other SaskParty donors like Rawlco Radio, to buy attack ads, the SaskParty screwed up and broke the law. Their response was to say it was really hard to figure out the 3rd party election ad spending rules.
And in related news, the Health Minister is whining about how people don’t like how he let over 450 people die on his watch:
Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has an outbreak, so go on a 2 week lockdown. Saskatchewan has incompetent school boards deciding to send kids back with record COVID-19 variant numbers in our cities and towns. As schools closed, infection rates among kids went down. Hmm.
A look through Saskatchewan budget documents shows clearly that the amounts spent annually to maintain highways far exceed what’s collected through the fuel tax on gasoline, diesel and propane that are earmarked for highway building and upkeep. For instance, Harpauer’s 2021-22 budget projects spending $830 million on highways, while the fuel tax is expected to raise $477.9 million.
In fact, from 2008 to 2022, fuel tax revenues total $6.8 billion, while $10.6 billion is spent on highways.
Dr. Kyle, as he’s known on Twitter, wrote the Moose Jaw Independent paper. The COVID-19 Variants of Concern in the Moose Jaw area are shockingly bad, and the school division wants to open schools on Monday. They absolutely must not.
Saskatchewan Government will start charging EV owners $150 a year. The Minister who removed the EV incentive almost a decade ago took his next job as Canada’s top oil and gas lobbyist. If that doesn’t scream Conflict of Interest, what does?
This is an “anti-#carbontax“, as it encourages people to stay away from a zero emission technology without directly regulating against them, and without collecting sufficient money to make a solid impact on most consumers. It’s still worth getting an EV, and gas burners will be mostly gone by the end of the decade, but the Sask Petrostate Party will still implement this unpopular tax to give a figurative middle finger to the hundreds of families who’ve decided to move on to better technology and leave oil in the dust.
SGI is sending back money, but the government is collecting over half of it back from anyone smart enough to choose a zero emission vehicle (that the federal government offers $5000 off to buy). It’s a cash grab by the desperate Sask Party. It sucks to live in a Petrostate some (most) days.
If you hear someone talking about “personal responsibility” to get us out of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re gaslighting you. There’s no reasonable expectation that individuals acting responsibly can end the plague. The only thing that has worked around the world is national/provincial/state coordination from the top down.
Some people can’t figure out why Saskatchewan’s leading the worst responses, and instead has praise for the hapless doctor overruled by his political masters of destruction.
2 follower, anonymous troll “Bo Peep”, with a Trudeau-Hitler avatar, writes:
“Bo Peep @BoPeep87785248 · Just one of many examples of Shahab’s and @premierscottmoe health lockdown. 28 covid deaths trumps hundreds of mental health-related deaths in clown world.”
Moe already bet on compliance, and is now doubling down, with our lives in the ante. He’s gambling away some of our lives. Dozens have already died, with dozens more set to perish from political leaders not leading, and offloading their responsibility onto “personal responsibility” they know cannot work. Moe is lying, he said this Spring that a high viral reproductive number would be a major consideration for restrictions, but it has never been the case since.
Meanwhile, this man could have been Premier starting in October:
I’m sure the SK Party media will hold the Premier accountable for his failure. Wait, maybe not.
980 CJME @CJMENews· “COVID-19 dominates, disrupts, in trying year for Premier Scott Moe” [emphasis added by me]
Oh, it was trying, for him? He’s the real victim here? No, he’s the one who ran for reelection and confessed to doing more crimes 25 years ago. He’s now indirectly killed more people in Saskatchewan than any convicted serial killer in Canada. Closing schools in the Spring followed WHO guidelines, and helped save us from a significant first wave. That he’d want to undo even that small win shows just how depraved he is.