The federal government has been talking with Indigenous groups about having a holiday to honour survivors of, and raise awareness about, residential schools. The idea stems from a private member’s bill introduced by Saskatchewan NDP MP Georgina Jolibois. Premier Scott Moe has not committed the provincial government to recognizing any new statutory holiday. Provincial NDP leader Ryan Meili is disappointed in Moe’s reluctance. Meili says, “For him to say that this would be an issue of cost, fails to recognize the significant ongoing cost to our province of residential schools.” Meili says taking the time to recognize this dark period in our history is key to ensuring we don’t see similar problems in the future.