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Here’s The SKoop for Wednesday, April 10:

  • A new NDP mailer hits doorsteps,

  • Moe-Trudeau war of words continues, and

  • Construction has completed on the new Regina urgent care centre.

Today’s Top Stories

New NDP Mailer Hits Mailboxes

New direct mail from the Saskatchewan NDP

The Saskatchewan NDP caucus distributed a new mailer to urban households last week that featured NDP leader Carla Beck and a contrasting negative ad against Premier Scott Moe on the reverse side.

The simple, straightforward literature highlights the NDP’s plan to scrap the gas tax and promise to hire “more workers in scrubs, not suits.” The image says Beck and the NDP is focused on “what matters to you”, compared to the Saskatchewan Party government that is “out of touch and not listening.”

The reverse side of the ad shows headlines from negative news stories from the past year that involve Saskatchewan Party MLAs.

Reverse side of NDP mailer

Sending out this kind of literature to households, known as direct mail, is a marketing tactic used by all parties (at least ones that have the money to pay for direct mail).

It’s not clear if this mailer was targeted specifically to Regina and Saskatoon or was sent to all households across Saskatchewan. The NDP is targeting the big cities as they look to expand their seat count in both Regina and Saskatoon.

Moe-Trudeau war of words over non-meeting continues

Premier Scott Moe answers questions from the media at the opening of the Regina Urgent Care Centre Monday. (SaskToday)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down the opportunity to meet the Premiers in a First Ministers meeting after 7 of the 10 provinces have issued statements opposing the carbon tax. The Prime Minister said that the federal carbon tax is a backstop and provinces are free to create their own plans if they meet the same targets.

Trudeau told the CBC that he had met with the Premiers about this already, except none of the Premiers he met with then are currently elected. (See Christy Clark, Rachel Notley, Brad Wall and Kathleen Wynn).

At a media availability on Tuesday, Moe said on the issue of meeting with the PM, “I think there’s seven Premiers now that have asked for a First Ministers meeting, I don’t know what the challenge is.” 

“Let’s sit down and talk about a real path forward that isn’t causing economic harm to Canadian families, is causing economic harm to the industries that are creating value and creating wealth in our communities across this nation, and is really in many ways creating division across this nation as well.”

Moe recently penned a letter to the PM requesting a first ministers meeting.

Regina Urgent Care Centre construction complete

Health Minister Everett Hindley speaks at the Regina Urgent Care Centre (Premier Scott Moe, X)

Regina residents will have probably seen the construction of a new urgent care centre located at 1320 Albert St. The construction on the centre is now 100% complete.

The new centre will soon be open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, serving as an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for non-life-threatening emergencies, like casting and sprains, mild to moderate asthma, and infections. 

The centre will also host a Mental Health and Addictions unit with a separate intake. The centre will officially open this summer as the government staffs the centre in the coming months.

"Improving access to health care for Saskatchewan residents is a top priority for our government," Health Minister Everett Hindley said in a news release Tuesday. "The Regina Urgent Care Centre will provide a more suitable option for urgent health concerns that can't wait until tomorrow, reserving Emergency Departments for treatment of life-threatening health conditions. I look forward to returning this summer for the grand opening event."

Construction will soon begin on a similar urgent care centre in Saskatoon.

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