Report from the Legislature – February 11, 2015

As the world price of oil has dropped our province need look no further than 2009 to realize Saskatchewan’s strong and diversified economy is well positioned to weather another period of global economic instability.  The last time oil prices plunged, potash sales also collapsed and compounded the province’s revenue challenge. Despite these challenges, entrepreneurs still […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 4, 2015

As we work to finalize the budget, our government is focused on controlling spending and keeping taxes low while continuing to invest in infrastructure that keeps Saskatchewan strong. Notwithstanding the global price of oil, we’re committed to the cornerstone of our Growth Plan – fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and a better quality of life for […]

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Report from the Legislature – January 28, 2015

Our government is focused on keeping Saskatchewan strong and growing – even when faced with volatile oil prices and lower-than-expected revenues.  We are working to meet this challenge through sound fiscal management, a commitment to continued investment in important infrastructure projects, and tax incentives for new growth and job creation. The good news is that […]

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Report from the Legislature – January 21, 2015

Saskatchewan people can be proud of our growing population and quality of life.  They can also take pride in the fact that, for the first time in a generation, many of our young people are choosing to stay in Saskatchewan to start their careers and raise their families. Today, Saskatchewan’s economy is diversified and strong […]

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Report from the Legislature – January 14, 2015

From our strong agricultural and potash sectors to our province’s growing strengths in manufacturing and innovation, approximately 70,000 new jobs have been created in Saskatchewan since 2007. Thanks to the hard work of Saskatchewan people, our province stands out as a national leader with Canada’s lowest unemployment rate for 25 consecutive months.  Due to our increasingly […]

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Report from the Legislature – January 7, 2015

A new year brings renewed hope and optimism, new opportunities and challenges.  Just as we were at this time last year, we are confident that Saskatchewan’s economy will remain strong.  Our province’s unemployment rate remains the lowest in Canada (24 consecutive months), our population (1,129,899) continues to grow and, thanks to the hard work of […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 17, 2014

  Not long ago, Saskatchewan’s population was in decline with many of our young people leaving the province to find work and raise their families elsewhere.  Today, thanks to the hard work and determination of our people, Saskatchewan is strong and has a growing population that’s closing in on 1,130,000 – steady growth of nearly […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 10, 2014

Monday marked the final day of Saskatchewan’s fall legislative session, a busy and productive time in which we are able to engage in debate, exchange ideas and work toward meaningful legislative changes to enhance the enviable quality of life we all enjoy.  Highlights included: • Development of a 10 year Mental Health and Addictions Action […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 3, 2014

Saskatchewan is strong, a key message in Premier Wall’s state-of-the-province address this week.  Fiscal responsibility is key to our plan for growth and, despite falling oil prices, our Mid-Year Financial Report shows we are still on track to post a balanced budget in 2014-15.  Since lower oil prices are expected in the coming year, we […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 26, 2014

Today in the Saskatchewan Legislature, our government passed a motion recognizing the Energy East Pipeline as good for all parts of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Alberta, to Ontario, Quebec and beyond.  The amendment recognizes the National Energy Board (NEB) as the appropriate body to review national pipeline projects, such as Energy East, and that provinces […]

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