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NDP releases platform promising improved health care, smaller classrooms



Ryan Meili et al. in a park: Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leader Ryan Meili speaks during a media event at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon, Thursday, October 8, 2020.


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Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leader Ryan Meili speaks during a media event at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon, Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili released a policy platform on Friday that includes promises to reduce classroom sizes, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and bringing back the Saskatchewan Transportation Company and the film tax credit.

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The platform outlines earlier promises to have $25 a day child care, to hire 700 additional health-care staff and creating dedicated mental health emergency rooms in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw.

Read more: Saskatchewan Party releases full platform, promises balanced budget by 2024

The platform is projected to cost $2.1 billion over the next five years.

Similar to the Saskatchewan Party, the NDP will run a deficit over the next four years reducing the deficit to $562.9 million by the 2024-25 budget. The

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