Report from the Legislature – April 22, 2021

Saskatchewan’s vaccination rollout is going well and we’re getting COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of residents as quickly as we’re receiving them. In fact, we are leading all Canadian provinces in vaccine doses administered per 100,000 of the population. If we are going to keep up this pace, we need the federal government to procure […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 15, 2021

Our government’s plan to protect, build and grow the province has been presented and passed in the Legislative Assembly. Budget 2021-22 is a plan to protect the health and safety of Saskatchewan people and our economy in the fight against COVID-19. The Government of Saskatchewan recently extended the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) to June […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 08, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a global health crisis, it is the biggest shock to the Saskatchewan, Canadian and world economies since the Second World War. This is a significant challenge that requires a significant response. Saskatchewan’s response can best be summarized in three words: Protect. Build. Grow. The 2021-22 provincial budget protects the […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 01, 2021

The Supreme Court of Canada recently determined that Prime Minister Trudeau has the legal right to impose a carbon tax – but that doesn’t mean that he should, and it doesn’t make his carbon tax any less punitive for Saskatchewan people. The Supreme Court ruling does not change our government’s core conviction that the federal […]

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PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER EXPANDED FOR REGINA AND AREA

Due to increased COVID-19 transmission risk in Regina and area, the following amendments are being made to the public health order.  This local public health order will remain in effect until April 5, 2021, and reviewed at that time. Effective immediately, Tuesday, March 23:   Indoor Public Gatherings Prohibited in Regina and Area All private indoor […]

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GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN PROVIDING 100,000 RAPID TESTS TO SCHOOLS

Saskatchewan K-12 schools across the province are currently being shipped 100,000 rapid tests.  Rapid testing for COVID-19 in schools may begin as early as this week. “A rapid testing program in schools is another excellent tool to help monitor the presence of COVID-19,” Education Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “The safety of students, teachers, and school […]

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PHASE 2 OF VACCINE DELIVERY PLAN LAUNCHES, SPECIAL VACCINATION LEAVE INTRODUCED

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the launch of Phase 2 of the Vaccine Delivery Plan with the introduction of booking eligibility online and by phone for residents 67 years and older.  Effective at 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 18, eligibility for the online and phone-in booking system is expanded to the 67 years and […]

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Public Health Measures Amended for Indoor Gathering Sizes

With Saskatchewan generally experiencing a declining trend in confirmed cases and hospitalizations, the public health order is being amended to ensure that residents who continue to observe all public health measures can extend their household ‘bubbles’. Effective Tuesday, March 9, individual households may create a ‘bubble’ up to a maximum of ten individuals in a […]

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PROVINCE ALLOCATES NEARLY $19 MILLION FOR LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTRES AND HOMES

Today, the government announced the allocation of nearly $18.9 million from the Federal Safe Restart Agreement for licensed Saskatchewan child care centres and homes to help offset additional expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The government recognizes the additional financial pressures being experienced by child care facilities in providing quality early learning and child care opportunities during […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 04, 2021

Protecting public health and providing supports in response to COVID-19 remains the focus of the Government of Saskatchewan. Today, we have reason for optimism. Over 80,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan and our province is set to receive approximately 112,000 doses this month. We expect vaccine deliveries to pick up […]

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