The NDP accused the Sask Party Government of not doing enough to fight the addiction crisis in Saskatchewan.
They turned to a tragic story about a man who knew he needed help but was turned away from a Moose Jaw treatment centre before passing away from an overdose this past January.
Health Minister Jim Reiter acknowledged not enough has been done, adding they will be working to combat this crisis.
“This is a serious situation and we do need to do better on addictions and mental health,” he said. “We’ve increased the number of addictions treatment beds by 31 per cent since we’ve formed government.”
Reiter added further investments will be announced in the 2019 provincial budget.
Reiter also offered to meet with the man’s mother, offering his sympathies for what took place.