May 11, 2017

Legislative Report – May 11, 2017

Report from the Legislature May 11, 2017 Our government is concerned with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) plan to end the local service subsidy regime. Eliminating the subsidy designed to keep wireline voice service affordable in high cost areas would force SaskTel to raise the cost of telephone service. This proposed plan would impact 100,000 SaskTel customers living …

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May 5, 2017

Legislative Report – May 4, 2017

Report from the Legislature May 4, 2017 Saskatchewan’s growing population, job creation, consumer confidence and investment speaks to the resilience and diversity of our economy. This week billions of dollars in investment, thousands of construction jobs, and 400 new permanent positions were celebrated at the opening of Saskatchewan’s first new potash mine in over 40 years. Thank you to K+S …

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April 27, 2017

Legislative Report – April 27, 2017

Report from the Legislature April 27, 2017 As our government works to meet the challenge of persistently low commodity prices, our economy is growing stronger. This week we learned that Saskatchewan’s diversified economy has produced the strongest wholesale sales growth in all of Canada. Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade numbers for February build on two consecutive months of job growth, as well …

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April 7, 2017

Legislative Report – April 6, 2017

Report from the Legislature April 6, 2017 Premier Wall travelled to Washington D.C. this week to promote the continuation of a strong trade relationship and free trade between Canada and the U.S. as a benefit to both countries. In addition to meetings with elected officials and members of the new administration, the Premier also delivered a keynote address and took …

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March 31, 2017

Legislative Report – March 30, 2017

Report from the Legislature March 30, 2017 Saskatchewan’s diversified economy continues to attract new investment with 185 construction jobs and 555 permanent jobs announced in the past week alone. This includes Brandt’s expansion plans to supply renewable power, Grain Millers $100 million expansion in Yorkton and two new G3 grain elevators near Melville and Saskatoon. This activity highlights the importance …

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March 17, 2017

Legislative Report – March 16, 2017

Report from the Legislature March 16, 2017 Despite the slowdown in the resource sector has impacted government revenues for nearly three years, Saskatchewan is leading the nation with Canada’s highest rate of job growth. Of the 15,000 jobs created in all of Canada in February, 8,000 were created in Saskatchewan. Along with recent reports on retail sales, manufacturing sales and …

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March 3, 2017

Legislative Report – March 2, 2017

Report from the Legislature March 2, 2017 This week Saskatchewan was named the world’s most attractive place to invest in mining, according to the latest survey of global mining companies. Sensible regulations and tax rates lifted our province to the top. While Saskatchewan secured top spot as the most attractive place to invest in mining, the survey found that after …

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February 22, 2017

Legislative Report – February 16, 2017

Report from the Legislature February 16, 2017 Saskatchewan cities, towns, villages and RMs continue to grow, according to the new Census population count by Statistics Canada. Saskatchewan’s 6.3% growth rate (2011-2016) was second-highest among the provinces with Saskatoon and Regina among the fastest-growing cities in Canada. All 16 Saskatchewan cities saw their populations increase by a total of 9.9%. Saskatchewan …

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February 22, 2017

Legislative Report – February 2, 2017

Report from the Legislature February 2, 2017 Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sales are leading the nation. Despite ongoing world commodity price challenges, this sector and our economy is showing signs of strength. According to Statistics Canada, manufacturing sales were $1.2 billion in November, up 12.2% (seasonally adjusted) over last year, and nearly six times the national average. The challenges we have faced …

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February 22, 2017

Legislative Report – January 19, 2017

Report from the Legislature January 19, 2017 Health Funding Agreement Reached with Federal Government This week we reached a 10-year agreement with the federal government on health care funding. The deal ensures long-term sustainability of our health system while adding nearly $350 million in new funding to expand mental health services and home care for Saskatchewan people. Our government is …

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