Prairie Post (East Edition) : 2018-12-07
Prairies : 23 : A23
Prairies PRAIRIE POST - Friday, December 7, 2018 - A23 Saskatchewan Party MLA Report from the Legislature A productive fall sitting of the legislature came to an end this week with our government advancing a number of new initiatives and legislation, while standing firm on issues that matter to our province. Earlier this fall, approximately two-thirds of respondents to our government’s Trespass Survey supported advance consent being required by anyone wanting to access privately-owned rural property. This has now provided our government with clear direction to move forward with updates to provincial trespassing legislation. Pipelines are the safest, most efficient, and most sustainable way to get our oil to world markets. The problem is pipelines are being blocked, not built. The federal government has killed two projects, stalled a third, and are advancing burdensome legislation such as Bill C-69 that would make it nearly impossible to attract new resource investment. In mid-November, I spoke against Bill C-69 and moved a motion in the Legislature calling on the federal government to halt and repeal this piece of legislation. Our government introduced Clare’s Law: the first provincial law in Canada that allows police to release information about someone’s violent or abusive past to intimate partners who may be at risk. Additionally, I was honoured to speak on behalf of the provincial government at a grand re-opening at the Southwest Safe Shelter in Swift Current where the provincial & federal government provided funding for a renovated kitchen, a wheelchair-accessible bedroom and bathroom and other necessary safety upgrades. Premier Moe and myself, along with a Saskatchewan business delegation, recently returned from a trade mission to India, which followed a successful visit to China earlier this year. Saskatchewan exports 62% of what it produces, so it is crucial for us to maintain existing relationships with other countries, and to foster new trading relationships as well. If you have questions, concerns or comments, or if you need assistance with a provincial government issue, please feel free to contact my MLA office at 306-778-2429 or visit us at 233 Central Avenue North in Swift Current. Just prior to Remembrance Day, our government announced a new $100,000 Legion and ANAVETS Support Program that will provide funding grants to Royal Canadian Legion branches and Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) units in Saskatchewan. While our economy and the province’s finances are showing signs of improvement, we are still facing challenges due to the threat of a damaging federal carbon tax, and a deeply discounted price for our oil caused by a lack of pipelines. Everett Hindley, Swift Current MLA Office: 233 Central Ave. N. Swift Current SK. S9H 0L3 Phone: 306-778-2429 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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