Report from the Legislature – November 23, 2017

Saskatchewan is moving to a single provincial health authority to better integrate and coordinate health care services for Saskatchewan people, wherever they live. There will be no changes to health care programs, services, facilities or phone numbers and residents and patients should continue to access care in the same way they always have. The focus […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 16, 2017

  The sudden and unexpected passing of our good friend and colleague Kevin Phillips, MLA for Melfort, has taken us all by surprise. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Kevin’s wife April, their four children and their grandchildren. Those who knew Kevin best are remembering him as a man of tremendous character who […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 9, 2017

Our government has introduced legislation invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect parents’ choice in where they send their children to school. The legislation is in response to a Court of Queen’s Bench ruling that would have forced non-Catholic students out of Catholic schools. The court’s decision sets […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 02, 2017

We have heard from Saskatchewan people and they’re telling us that too many rural areas still have poor cellular coverage and slow internet service. In the Throne Speech, we announced that SaskTel will spend $300 million this year to expand and enhance its network with more investments to come. Since 2008, SaskTel has invested more […]

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Report from the Legislature – October 26, 2017

  Saskatchewan has enjoyed a decade of growth and our government is working to ensure Saskatchewan keeps growing stronger. The new session of the Legislature opened with a Throne Speech outlining a busy legislative agenda.  This includes our government’s plans to: Fulfill its commitment to provide individualized funding to children under six with Autism Spectrum […]

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Report from the Legislature – October 19, 2017

During a decade of growth Saskatchewan has seen the construction of new homes for those in need, new schools to serve a growing population, new hospitals and long-term care facilities to replace out-of-date facilities and new highways to move people and products safely.   During this time, we have worked to improve existing homes, hospitals, […]

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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.  In reality, […]

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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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