SASKATOON — Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he would immediately add $50 million to support the fight against COVID-19 if he were to become premier.
Meili made the commitment at a campaign stop today in Saskatoon before Monday's provincial election.
He said the money would provide comfort to families who are worried about how to protect one another as case numbers rise in Saskatchewan.
He also said $20 million would go toward hiring more nurses, care aides and cleaning staff and another $20 million would be used to reduce class sizes in schools.
The remaining $10 million would go to community-based organizations working with the most vulnerable.
Saskatchewan has 427 active cases of COVID-19 — a new record for the province.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2020.