Report from the Legislature – April 16, 2014

As Canadians we are free to speak without fear, worship in our own way, oppose what we feel is wrong and choose who should govern us.  These freedoms, which we often take for granted, were put in perspective recently as 47 people from 22 countries gathered at the Legislative Building in Regina.  They took the […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 9, 2014

Saskatchewan is a big province with a growing population.  While working to meet emerging challenges in larger urban centres, we are committed to supporting the needs of rural and remote communities.  To that end our government is working to ensure everyone has access to quality primary health services.  Part of that is a recruitment strategy […]

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Report from the Legislature – April 2, 2014

On March 19, our government was proud to present its seventh consecutive balanced budget.  By controlling spending, keeping taxes low and making targeted investments in people and infrastructure we are ensuring Saskatchewan remains on the path of steady growth. Schools, hospitals and long term care facilities, highways, bridges and bypasses are among the many priorities […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 26, 2014

The 2014-15 provincial budget keeps Saskatchewan on track for steady growth.  The budget is balanced without tax increases at a time when revenues are flat and, by controlling spending, our government is proudly making important investments in infrastructure and people. One of our top priorities is supporting our seniors, to make life more affordable for […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 19, 2014

Saskatchewan’s population is now 1,117,503 – growth of more than 20,000 people in the last year.  To support and encourage this steady growth, our government has presented its seventh consecutive balanced budget.  This budget controls spending while managing to make key investments in our infrastructure and our people.  The 2014-15 budget is also balanced without […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 12, 2014

Clearing the backlog in grain transportation continues to be the top priority for our government and we are encouraged that the federal government responded to our concerns by signing an Order in Council with clear delivery targets for railways.  This requires railways to deliver one million tonnes of grain on a sustained level to domestic, […]

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Report from the Legislature – March 5, 2014

The #1 priority of our government is the backlog of grain transportation.  In fact, it was the subject of an emergency debate when the Spring sitting of the legislature resumed this week.  With unanimous support, our government passed a motion supporting emergency legislation from Ottawa to mandate service agreements between railways and grain companies. The […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 26, 2014

Over the last few months we have been raising concerns about a transportation backlog that is hurting prices for producers, causing storage issues and cash flow problems.  The delay in moving our record crop is also hurting Saskatchewan’s reputation as a reliable supplier. While grain transportation is a federal responsibility, it is in the best […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 12, 2014

The current grain movement backlog is a serious situation that our government doesn’t take lightly.  Not only have delays in moving grain led to lower prices for our producers, they are also affecting our reputation as a reliable supplier of agriculture products throughout the world.  To that end, Premier Wall has appointed Agriculture Minister Lyle […]

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Report from the Legislature – February 5, 2014

The success and growth of our agriculture industry depends on getting products to port and shipped throughout the world.  Unfortunately, problematic weather and the sheer volume of this year’s crop is so great that rail transportation can’t keep up.  This shouldn’t happen.  Our government is committed to finding solutions and fully supports the federal government […]

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