SaskForward formed as a coalition to respond to the Sask. Party government’s 2017 budget which was met with overwhelming opposition by the majority of people in the province. Public disapproval forced the government to reverse several of its decisions, including cuts to the province’s libraries and changes to grants-in-lieu for certain municipalities. This wasn’t enough.
While many in our communities have continued to organize and voice their displeasure with government policies that seem aimed at giving more to those who already have much, many understandably ask: “‘What’s the alternative?”
SaskForward gives voice to progressive alternatives. We want to tell the stories of those most affected by government decisions, demonstrate the damage caused in people’s everyday lives, and put forward a common vision for an alternative future for Saskatchewan that benefits the many, not the few.