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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Report from the Legislature – April 20, 2017

There are many areas of Saskatchewan’s already diverse economy that are strong and getting stronger.  For example, new numbers show manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan are up nearly 23% over last year.  Building permits are up 10%, housing starts are up 50%, and Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow at a pace our province hasn’t seen in […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 13, 2017

Every day we see momentum in Saskatchewan’s resilient and diversified economy, including two consecutive months of encouraging year-over-year job growth. This week we learned that oil drilling doubled in the last quarter – a positive sign after Saskatchewan added another 2,000 jobs in the latest Statistics Canada report. In the past year, 4,300 jobs were […]

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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 part in […]

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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 of maintaining […]

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