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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November 16, 2016

Legislative Report – February 17, 2016

Report from the Legislature February 17, 2016 Saskatchewan Physician Numbers Continue to Rise From the very beginning our government made it a priority to train, recruit and retain more doctors for Saskatchewan.  Today there are nearly 650 more physicians practising in the province than there were in 2007.  This growth can be attributed to a number of initiatives, including: the …

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November 16, 2016

Legislative Report – January 6, 2016

Report from the Legislature January 6, 2016 Keeping Saskatchewan Strong in 2016 As Saskatchewan people settle in to the new year, we have good reason to be optimistic.  While we face some challenges due to the drop in the global price of oil, a resilient, strong and diversified economy is helping us to meet those challenges and continue to keep …

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November 16, 2016

Legislative Report – December 2, 2015

Report from the Legislature December 2, 2015 Fall Legislative Session Focused on Keeping Saskatchewan Strong In a global market that is more complex and connected than any in history, the foundation of our economy is more important than ever.  Fortunately, Saskatchewan has created one of the most diversified economies in Canada – able to take a punch on the commodity …

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