January 8, 2020


On to the next decade! This past year I attended 395 events.  I'm very blessed to represent one of the most active and vibrant constituencies in our great province. I know I'll see most of you out and about in our communities in the months ahead.

If you have events you would like me to attend or share in this newsletter or on my social media platforms please send them to the office at

See you in the constituency,

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University

New Immigration Category To Support International Graduates

The Government of Saskatchewan is announcing a new immigration program category for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).  The new category will help international students graduating from eligible Saskatchewan institutions stay in the province as entrepreneurs, while also attracting business investment.

“This new immigration pathway will help retain international students who have often already successfully integrated into communities in the province,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “It will also help create new businesses and jobs, as well as keep Saskatchewan competitive in attracting and retaining international students and investment.”

Continue reading here.

2019 Fall Legislative Session Delivers Plan For The Next Decade Of Growth In Saskatchewan

Ahead of the end of the fall sitting of the legislative session, Premier Scott Moe highlighted the government’s plan for the next decade of growth in Saskatchewan.

“During this fall session, I was proud to introduce our government’s plan for a strong and growing Saskatchewan,” Moe said.  “The Growth Plan will serve as our roadmap to growing a strong economy, strong communities and strong families as we enter into the 2020s and look ahead to 2030.”

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Saskatchewan Government Investment Saves Students Money

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing a quarter of a million dollars to save students money on their textbook purchases.

The innovative approach supports professors and instructors at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina to develop open textbooks and other open educational resources for students.  The initiative is expected to save current and future students at least $6.4 million with the resources developed so far.

Continue reading here.

Heads Up: Distracted Driving Penalties Are Getting Tougher

The Cost Of A First-Time Ticket Will More Than Double; Repeat Offenders To Pay Even More

Drivers in Saskatchewan who make the unsafe decision to drive while distracted will soon be paying more for a ticket, with escalating fines for repeat offences within a 12-month period.  Changes take effect February 1, 2020.

Driver distraction or inattention is one of the top causes of collisions, injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads.  In 2018, it was a factor in more than 6,000 collisions, 774 injuries and 22 deaths.

Continue reading here.
Community Association News
Varsity View Community Association
Winter Registration Night
Tuesday, January 7 & Thursday January 9, 2020
Brunskill School- Multi Purpose Room
101 Wiggins Ave North
Program descriptions here.

Greystone Community Association
Program Registration
Online Registration
December 1 - January 19, 2020
InPerson Registration
January 15, 2020
Greystone Heights School
Program descriptions here.

Greystone Community Rink
Greystone Park (near 2721 Main Street)
Rink Shack Hours
Tuesdays 7-9pm
Thursdays 7-9pm
Sundays 2-4pm
**The rink is operated and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you use the Greystone Community rink please consider purchasing a community association membership.

College Park Community Association
Winter Program Registration
January 8, 2020
College Park School- Library
3440 Harrington Street

College Park Winter Fun Day
January 18, 2020
Herzberg Park
1:00pm - 3:00pm
The College Park Recreation Association Presents Winter Fun Day. Join in on outdoor, snow-filled, community fun. There will be rink games, sledding, and snow-sculpting events, plus a warm and delicious free concession. 

East College Park Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roland Michener School

East College Park Winter Day in the Park
Sunday, March 8, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sidney Buckwold Park
Come out and enjoy free sleigh rides, a hot dog roast, hot drinks, skating, sledding and winter games. Please bring your own skates and sleds.
Contact information

Constituency Office:
1B- 270 Acadia Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7H 3V4
F. 306-244-4225

Legislative Office:
Room 132, Legislative Building
Regina, SK  S4S 0B3
F. 306-787-3174
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