News Release - January 22, 2008
POLL SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR PROPOSED ESSENTIAL SERVICES LEGISLATION
A province-wide poll released last weekend suggests that two-thirds of Saskatchewan people support the government's proposed essential services legislation.
Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris today said he is encouraged by the strong support for essential services legislation.
"Saskatchewan people have a right to know that, in the event of a strike, essential services like health care will continue to be provided," Norris said. "Essential services legislation exists in just about every other province in Canada, and it's time to move forward with similar legislation here in Saskatchewan."
According to the Insightrix Research poll conducted January 8-13, 67 per cent of Saskatchewan residents support the government's decision to introduce essential services legislation while 20 per cent are opposed. The remainder expressed no opinion.
Norris said the government will continue to consult with interested parties to ensure the proposed legislation is as fair and balanced as possible.
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