Report from the Legislature – April 22, 2015

Economic Diversity Driving Saskatchewan’s Strength Saskatchewan’s job growth, low unemployment rate and new all-time records for wholesale trade and manufacturing shipments are just a few examples of how our strong and diversified economy is well-positioned to absorb short-term challenges in the energy sector. According to the latest labour force figures from Statistics Canada, there are […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 15, 2015

Premier Part of Historic Uranium Energy Deal Signing with India Saskatchewan is already our nation’s top exporter to India, and we are delighted to be part of its future energy mix.  An historic new agreement, announced today, sets the stage for shipments of Canadian uranium to India for electricity generation.  India has a dynamic and […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 08, 2015

Province Continues Support for Victims of Violence and Abuse Programs that help Saskatchewan victims of interpersonal violence and abuse will receive more than $11 million this fiscal year.  The funding is provided to 33 community-based organizations for 43 programs supported by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice, including: Family-violence outreach programs, which offer direct services and public […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 1, 2015

New Growth Incentives Working for Saskatchewan The 2015-16 provincial budget is designed to keep Saskatchewan strong.  Included in this year’s budget are incentives for new job creation in export manufacturing and processing as well as a rebate for primary steel production that encourages new capital investment.  Evraz has responded with the company’s largest single investment […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 25, 2015

Saskatchewan Budget Provides Record Funding For Health Care Our government is continuing to invest in seniors’ care, major capital projects, and in programs aimed at reducing emergency department wait times.  Budget 2015-16 provides a record $5.12 billion for health care, an increase of $135 million over the previous year. First and foremost our aim is […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 18, 2015

Finance Minister Ken Krawetz has tabled a balanced budget that’s about keeping our economy and our province strong.  The 2015-16 Saskatchewan Budget controls spending, doesn’t raise taxes, and includes continued investments in much-needed infrastructure projects like highways, schools and health facilities.  Health, Education, and Social Services account for nearly three-quarters of all spending.  The overall […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 12, 2015

Highway 7 Twinning Coming Soon The twinning of one of Saskatchewan’s most important highways is getting a boost with a major funding commitment from the federal government.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Brad Wall have announced that the Government of Canada will fund half the eligible costs to twin 25 km of Highway 7 […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 4, 2015

Improving Care, Putting Patients First The purpose of a building and maintaining a strong and growing economy is to ensure the best possible quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.  This includes better health care.  Over the last seven years, our government has increased investments in health care by 45 per cent.  We have invested […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 25, 2015

Diversified Economy Driving Growth, Keeping Saskatchewan Strong The Conference Board of Canada is predicting that Saskatchewan’s economy will continue to grow this year, despite a significant shortfall in revenue brought on by the global price of oil.  This is because our economy is increasingly diversified.  In its latest economic forecast, the Conference Board confirms this, […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 19, 2015

As we continue to make Budget preparations we remain focused on keeping Saskatchewan strong.  Lately the Opposition has begun to pose the question “Where has the money gone?”  Minister Krawetz has answered this question succinctly with an open letter.  Our government has made key investments in infrastructure, paid down provincial debt to free up more […]

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