Broten coming to Lloydminster


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August 19, 2014 11:36 AM

The leader of the Saskatchewan Opposition is coming to Lloydminster in what he is calling a chance to listen to the concerns Lloydminster residents are facing.

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Cam Broten is coming to the Border City this Thursday. Broten said that he is excited to be coming back to Lloydminster.

“I am looking forward to hearing about what matters to (the Lloydminster constituents). (The NDP) have been really busy and working hard at a variety of activities, and sometimes it’s the fun things like going to parades, barbecues,” he said.

“But we have also been hard at work in holding the government to account, by demanding answers around this smart meter mess that they have created and shining a light on some of the failures that have been done in the past.”

Broten said that he is traveling the province to get the chance to hear about the certain issues that are affecting each part of the province.

“There are some specific concerns that I’m expecting to hear, Highway 21 being an example in the Lloyd area have a concern,” he said.

“There are common themes that I’m being told, one of which is the cost of living for families. Many families are feeling squeezed and when SaskEnergy and SaskPower continue to ask for more and more that is a concern. Also front line health care, there are so many family members who I’ve heard from that have concerns about their loved ones, either in a care facility or a hospital.

“Families can’t understand why this government continues to have it’s fascination with the Japanese senseis and the lean project.”

Broten said as he travels across the province, he is hearing stories about families members having their parents in long-term care facilities, sitting in diapers because there is not enough staff to get the patient to the bathroom in time.

“Story, after story I’m hearing about the corners that people have,” he said. “I want to hear from the people and listen to what their concerns are. So that we, as official Opposition, can keep on pushing and demanding better because after all it’s this government who eliminated minimum care standards in this province. Because it is a big part of why we have seen a big slide in quality in health care in this province.”

During his visit, Broten will be meeting the local constituency association, as well as health care groups.

Before Broten leaves the Border City, he along with the local riding association will be hosting a barbecue in Weaver Park, for anyone to attend.

“It’s always good to hear from people, and listen and I really look forward to the chance to be in the area,” Broten said. “I love meeting everyone and anyone who wants to meet with me is more than welcome to come.”

Broten will be sitting down with the Lloydminster Source for a one-on-one interview. Do you have questions you wanted answered by the leader of the opposition, Send questions to chris@lloydminstersource. com, before Thursday, Aug. 21, and next week selected answers will be published.

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