GOVERNMENT INCREASES SENIORS INCOME PLAN BENEFITS

For the second year in a row, the maximum monthly benefit provided through the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) will increase by $30 per month. “Our government is following through on our commitment to make life more affordable for Saskatchewan seniors,” Social Services Minister Gene Makowsky said. “This investment in the Seniors Income Plan will help […]

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5,000 MORE SURGERIES DELIVERED IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 2022 THAN IN 2021

Saskatchewan’s surgical system is striving to achieve aggressive targets and is making progress in ramping up volumes and providing surgeries to patients who need them most. During the first five months of 2022, the health system delivered 5,000 more surgeries than during the preceding five months in 2021 when services had been slowed down. In […]

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Report from the Legislature – July 21, 2022

Saskatchewan’s economy is moving forward with significant strength, and our government is working hard to promote the local business climate and investment opportunities. Figures released in recent weeks show our province leading in several key economic indicators once again. The value of wholesale trade increased by 44 per cent between May 2021 and May 2022, […]

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Report from the Legislature – June 23, 2022

The summer solstice brought a very special celebration to Saskatchewan as we honoured National Indigenous Peoples Day. Events were held in many of our communities and parks to honour the heritage, diverse cultures, voices, and knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. At a sombre event at Government House in Regina, the Government of […]

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MORE PEOPLE WORKING IN SASKATCHEWAN THAN EVER BEFORE

19,800 jobs gained year-over-year Today, job numbers released by Statistics Canada for May 2022 show Saskatchewan added 19,800 jobs, an increase of 3.5 per cent, compared to May 2021. All of the growth was in full-time jobs.   The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 per cent in May 2022.  It was down from 6.1 per cent […]

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Report from the Legislature – June 09, 2022

Now that summer days are here again, I look forward to connecting with you at community events and celebrations. You can also reach out to our constituency office to share your thoughts and ideas, or to discuss or get assistance navigating provincial government programs or services. New reports from the Conference Board of Canada and […]

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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) – Nominations

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) is being created to celebrate the 70th anniversary year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Accession to the Throne, which began on February 6, 2022. The medal is a tangible way for the province of Saskatchewan to honour Her Majesty for her service to Canada. A total […]

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Report from the Legislature – May 19, 2022

May 19th, 2022 As the spring session of the Legislature closed, our government was able to celebrate a number of provincial accomplishments. Our population is growing, the economy is expanding and diversifying, Northern Saskatchewan has renewed investment, and Saskatchewan continues to lead the country in multiple economic indicators. If you listen to the NDP, none […]

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PROVINCE SIGNS COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS TO ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PRIORITIES

Today, Advanced Education Minister Gene Makowsky signed a renewed Cooperation Agreement with the SaskAlliance which includes representatives from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Regional Colleges. The SaskAlliance will work collaboratively to advance international priorities in the province’s new International Education Strategy and meet the commitments outlined in Saskatchewan’s Growth […]

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Report from the Legislature – May 12, 2022

Saskatchewan has re-enforced our place as a world leader in 2022. Despite the challenges of the last two years, our province has been leading the way in economic expansion and investment. A stable and prosperous economy allows our government to invest that hard work back into public programs and services. Statistics Canada has reported that […]

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