October 10, 2017

Legislative Report – October 5, 2017

Report from the Legislature October 5, 2017 TransCanada has cancelled its application to build the Energy East pipeline.   Energy East would have created thousands of jobs, contributed billions of dollars in tax revenue and boosted Canada’s economy by around $55 billion – all from exclusively private sector investment.   The federal government is blaming “business decisions” for the termination of Energy East. …

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September 22, 2017

Legislative Report – September 21, 2017

Report from the Legislature September 21, 2017 Moody’s Investors Service recently confirmed Saskatchewan’s Aaa credit rating.   Moody’s rating confirmation is thanks in large part to our 3-year plan to return to a balanced budget. The dividends of some difficult decisions in the budget are paying off with lower debt financing costs, and stability for our finances.   The first …

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August 25, 2017

Legislative Report – August 24, 2017

Report from the Legislature August 24, 2017 Saskatchewan’s new Protection & Response Team (PRT) will help address crime, including in rural communities, with 258 armed resources to help across the province. The new PRT is being created in response to recommendations by the Caucus Committee on Crime and will consist of armed officers who will have arrest and detention powers. …

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August 14, 2017

Legislative Report – August 10, 2017

After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall announced that he will be retiring from the position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader. Premier Wall had this to say about his retirement, and of the record of the government since first being elected to office in 2007: This November will mark …

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June 16, 2017

Legislative Report – June 15, 2017

Report from the Legislature June 15, 2017 Our government has worked hard to increase the complement of physicians and specialists in Saskatchewan through training, retention, and international recruitment. The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment is a made-in-Saskatchewan solution created under our government to assess foreign-trained family physicians. Sixteen doctors recently completed the assessment. As a result of this program, which …

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June 1, 2017

Legislative Report – June 1, 2017

Report from the Legislature June 1, 2017 The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful Saskatchewan is to have received an extraordinary gift from the Jim Pattison Foundation. A $50 million donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CFHS), is going to benefit children and families for generations to come. In honour of this unprecedented generosity, …

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May 26, 2017

Legislative Report – May 25, 2017

Report from the Legislature May 25, 2017 Recent economic indicators show the resilience of Saskatchewan’s diversified economy. Exports are up significantly and Saskatchewan is outpacing the national average in manufacturing, retail sales, wholesale trade and building permit growth. Just recently we celebrated the province’s first new potash mine in decades, the K+S project, as well as the Esterhazy K3 mine. …

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May 19, 2017

Legislative Report – May 18, 2017

Report from the Legislature May 18, 2017 The provincial budget has generated discussion inside the legislature and across the province. Many of the difficult decisions highlighted a Legislative Session that saw Saskatchewan move away from its reliance on resource revenues and ensure the economy and finances stay strong. In the long run, it is better to make tough but necessary …

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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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