Report from the Legislature – July 13, 2017

There are more positive signs of strength and resiliency in Saskatchewan’s economy this week.  Some of the latest highlights include: #1 in Canada for new car sales growth; Strong building permit growth of 20% over last year; Wholesale trade up 13%, the 2nd fastest pace in the nation; and Merchandise exports up over 38%, the […]

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Report from the Legislature – June 29, 2017

Saskatchewan residents who pay income tax will soon be paying less and Saskatchewan people with lower incomes will receive a boost in their tax credit amounts. Starting July 1, 2017, Saskatchewan Personal Income Tax rates will drop by half a percentage point, supporting our government’s growth agenda and improving Saskatchewan’s tax competitiveness. Saskatchewan Personal Income […]

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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 was […]

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Report from the Legislature – June 01, 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, the […]

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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.  There is […]

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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 choices […]

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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 on the […]

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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 Potash Canada for […]

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Letter from Christine

We do, indeed, live in interesting times. The 2017-18 Provincial Budget was engineered with one thing in mind – Saskatchewan people. The easy option for our government would have been to bury our heads in the sand and hope for the best in regards to our provincial deficit. Instead, we chose to take action in […]

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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 as strong […]

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