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December 2, 2019

Friends,

We're wrapping up Session in Regina this week, having accomplished a good portion of what we've set out to do.  Last week I had the honour of speaking and presenting the motion "That this Assembly supports the government on the new plan for growth for the Saskatchewan people" in the 75 minute debate. You can have a view of that below.

See you in the constituency,

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University

Government Of Saskatchewan And Wanuskewin Heritage Park Sign MOU

The Government of Saskatchewan is supporting Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site by providing access to additional lands with a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

“Good relations and developing partnerships are important to the Government of Saskatchewan,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said.  “This parcel of land will serve the future Saskatoon Freeway, while lands not required for the infrastructure can support Wanuskewin Heritage Park and their conservation efforts.”

Continue reading here.

Saskatchewan Wins At Canadian Tourism Awards

It was a proud night for Saskatchewan when a Canadian Tourism Award was presented to Wanuskewin Heritage Park at a gala celebration on November 20 in Ottawa.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park received the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (ITAC) Indigenous Tourism Award.  Located on the northern edge of Saskatoon, the park has been a centre for sharing Indigenous culture, traditions and history for more than 26 years.  Wanuskewin Heritage Park is on Canada’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage designation.

Continue reading here.

Budget On Track At Mid-Year

The 2019-20 Mid-Year Report released today forecasts a surplus of $37.4 million, up $3.0 million from the budgeted surplus.

“We are on course with our financial plan—it’s the right balance for Saskatchewan people,” Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said.  “We continue to manage spending carefully, invest in priorities, and help keep our economy strong.”

At mid-year, revenue is forecast to be $15.4 billion—an increase of $329.3 million (2.2 per cent) from budget.  The increase at mid-year reflects higher federal transfers, non-renewable resource revenue, and net income from Government Business Enterprises (GBEs), combined with smaller increases in taxation and other own-source revenue.

Continue reading here.

Premier Moe, Premier Ford And Premier Higgs Sign Agreement On The Development Of Small Modular Reactors

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs released the following joint statement:

“Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick agreed today to work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, affordable, reliable, and safe energy, while helping us unlock economic potential across Canada, including rural and remote regions.

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), committing to collaborate on the development and deployment of innovative, versatile and scalable nuclear reactors, known as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), right here in Canada.

Continue reading here.

Sexual Assault Education For Justice Professionals Being Developed

The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General is developing a sexual violence education program.

The program will be made available to judges, lawyers and other justice system professionals with the goal of ensuring best practices are used when working with sexual violence complainants.

“We have heard consistent feedback that survivors of sexual violence feel the need for increased confidence in the justice system,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said.  “One of our primary focuses of this program is to ensure the Saskatchewan legal community is informed about legal protections afforded to complainants in a criminal prosecution.”

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
7:00pm-8:30pm
Program descriptions here.

Greystone Community Association
Program Registration
Online Registration
December 1 - January 19, 2020
InPerson Registration
January 15, 2020
Greystone Heights School
6:30pm-8:00pm
Program descriptions here.
 
Contact information

Constituency Office:
1B- 270 Acadia Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7H 3V4
P. 
306-244-4004
F. 306-244-4225
ca@saskatoonuniversity.ca

Legislative Office:
Room 132, Legislative Building
Regina, SK  S4S 0B3
P. 
306-787-0797
F. 306-787-3174
saskatoonuniversity.ca
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