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 time Saskatchewan […]

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Report from the Legislature – September 7, 2017

  From early learning and Pre-K to K-12 and post-secondary, students of all ages from rural communities to Saskatchewan’s cities are returning to school this week.   Parents, teachers and bus drivers, counselors, EAs and admin, school support and maintenance staff are working together to ensure they receive a high-quality education.   The start of […]

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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. The PRT […]

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Report from the Legislature – 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 […]

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Report from the Legislature- July 27, 2017

  It is important to respond to a question that comes up every so often in Saskatchewan.  You have likely heard someone, somewhere ask “where did the money go?” The answer is simple and it’s worth repeating. It was invested in what matters to Saskatchewan people – debt repayment, tax relief, infrastructure improvements, better care […]

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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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