POLITICS

Saskatchewan legislature wraps fall sitting with 34 pieces of legislation

12/05/2013 05:53 EST | Updated 02/04/2014 05:59 EST
REGINA - The fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature has wrapped up after the introduction of 34 pieces of legislation and much debate about health care and schools.

There was traffic safety legislation, which includes tougher penalties for impaired driving, and changes to the essential services labour law.

The government also announced plans during the fall sitting to build nine new joint-use schools through public-private partnerships.

But Premier Brad Wall jokes that people will probably remember the fall more for the Roughriders Grey Cup victory than what happened in the legislature.

Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten (BRO'-tin) says his focus in the fall sitting was to talk about seniors who are struggling in care, overcrowding in hospitals and crumbling schools.

The legislative session will resume March 3, with the new provincial budget to be delivered later that month.