Report from the Legislature – December 22, 2022

The last twelve months will be remembered for years to come. Saskatchewan found a way to stand fast when faced with post-pandemic challenges. A positive business climate and increased private investment have laid the groundwork for a spectacular 2023. Saskatchewan’s population has surpassed 1.2 million for the first time in history. We have the second […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 08, 2022

This year is closing on a very positive note; Saskatchewan’s population recently surpassed 1.2 million for the first time in history. When the Saskatchewan Party government was elected in 2007, the Offical Opposition said our population would never grow beyond one million. We believed Saskatchewan had the potential to grow with the support of a […]

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HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES A SUCCESS

128 conditional offers made by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to qualified Filipino Registered Nurses Saskatchewan’s delegation to Manila led by Health Minister Paul Merriman has wrapped up its targeted health care recruitment mission and returned home with successful results, making conditional employment offers to 128 registered nurses and one continuing care aide. “Saskatchewan has an […]

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SASKATCHEWAN LEADS NATION IN MERCHANDISE EXPORTS

Today, Statistics Canada is reporting growth in Saskatchewan’s merchandise exports, increasing 47.5 per cent in October 2021 compared to October 2022, the highest increase among provinces. “Saskatchewan remains a strong, sustainable supplier of products the world needs,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “It’s clear that our province has the resources to serve […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 01, 2022

This past week, Saskatchewan was the hub for agriculture as thousands of people descended on the province for the year’s most anticipated event, Canadian Western Agribition. Once again, Agribition hosted 10,000 schoolchildren for programs that passed on the knowledge of where our food comes from, advocated proper animal care, and the importance of the agriculture […]

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OVERDOSE OUTREACH TEAMS PILOTED IN REGINA AND SASKATOON

Overdose Outreach Teams are launching in Regina and Saskatoon to connect people who have recently experienced an overdose with programs and services. The teams are part of a pilot project to help individuals reduce their risk of overdose and other drug-related harms.  “The Overdose Outreach Teams are an important tool to help people access supports […]

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PROVINCE INTRODUCES THE SASKATCHEWAN FIREARMS ACT TO PROTECT LAW-ABIDING FIREARMS OWNERS

Today, the government introduced The Saskatchewan Firearms Act to protect the rights of lawful firearms owners. “This Act will help address concerns of responsible firearms owners and enhance public safety across Saskatchewan,” Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell said. “We take public safety seriously and support initiatives that reduce the criminal use of firearms, while […]

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COCHLEAR IMPLANT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), are implementing the expanded Cochlear Implant Program to help those who need their external sound processor replaced. Under the new program, individuals will co-pay $840 per processor with the Ministry of Health covering the remainder of the cost, which […]

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ACCELERATED SITE CLOSURE PROGRAM SEES SUCCESS FOR FIRST NATIONS AND MÉTIS CONTRACTORS

Provincial Initiative Supports Indigenous Jobs and the Environment Saskatchewan’s Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP) has led to strong participation in two provincial programs, the First Nations Stewardship Fund (Stewardship Fund) and the Indigenous Business Credit Pool (Credit Pool). Announced in January 2021, these programs have leveraged $80 million in ASCP funding for First Nations and […]

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NEW LEGISLATION ENHANCES CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM, IMPROVES ACCESS TO JUSTICE

The Government of Saskatchewan is introducing legislation to make obtaining child support easier for parents, children and caregivers. The Family Maintenance Amendment Act, 2022 will provide people the option to forego court and go straight to the Child Support Service to determine initial child support amounts. Previously, the Service could recalculate only existing child support orders or […]

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