The NDP opposition is calling for Don McMorris to resign.
The Indian Head-Milestone MLA and former deputy premier pleaded guilty to drinking and driving last week.
“I wish Mr. McMorris well and good health but he certainly should not be sitting as an MLA,” NDP interim leader Trent Wotherspoon argued.
McMorris was more than double the legal limit and was the minister of Saskatchewan Government Insurance and Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority at the time.
Wotherspoon says McMorris should do the right thing.
“We have a code of conduct which requires us to be lawful, which requires us to be held to a higher standard,” Wotherspoon argued.
“Drinking and driving is an issue and a problem right across our province and for him to continue as an MLA would send the wrong signal to kids and communities right across our province.”
Premier Brad Wall wants his friend and former colleague to stay saying he still has a lot to offer, in particular about sending the message about what happens when you make the wrong choice to get behind the wheel.