MEDIA ADVISORY – What the Candidates “SAID”: Saskatoon

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release                                                                       February 29, 2016

DISC presents What the Candidates ‘SAID’: An all-candidates forum on disability income

 The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition (DISC) invites you to attend What the Candidates ‘SAID’: An all-candidates forum on disability income on Thursday, March 3, from 7-9 p.m., at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon (715 Broadway Ave). At this event, representatives of the five major Saskatchewan political parties running in the April 4 Provincial Election will be answering questions about Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities.

 DISC is asking all candidates, no matter their political affiliation, to advocate for an increase to the SAID funding program by $250 per month per person, which will help the province reach an appropriate level of income for people with disabilities. To learn how rising costs are creating challenges for daily living for SAID recipients, watch the following video: https://youtu.be/7lq3A4msAdk.

The event will be moderated by Jeff Rogstad of CTV Saskatoon. The candidates that will be in attendance are: Shawn Setyo of the Green Party of Saskatchewan; Roman Todas of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party; David Forbes of the Saskatchewan NDP; Donna Harpauer of the Sask Party; and Rick Swenson of the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party.

DISC was formed by a large cross section of disability advocates, consumers and organizations across Saskatchewan who are committed to advocating for a respectful, dignified and adequate income support system.

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For further information, please contact Pat Rediger with Benchmark Public Relations at (306) 522-9326 or [email protected]

 

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