Saskatchewan Party MLA Report from the Legislature
2018 was most certainly a year of change in Saskatchewan politics as, all within the first few months, we welcomed a new Premier, Leader of the Opposition, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and several newlyelected members of our Government Caucus.
Under the strong leadership of Premier Scott Moe, your Saskatchewan Party government renewed its resolve to stand up for Saskatchewan. We are fighting the federal carbon tax, supporting our economy, and on track to balance the budget later this spring.
At the start of a new year, Saskatchewan’s fiscal and economic outlook has strengthened and our 3-year-plan to carefully manage spending, invest in priorities for Saskatchewan people, shift from our reliance on volatile resource revenue and keep our economy strong is working. Four consecutive months of year-over-year job increases shows a positive trend for our economy. In spite of headwinds that our economy faces outside of our borders, job creators are choosing Saskatchewan as the best province in Western Canada to invest and create jobs.
Your Saskatchewan Party government maintains a focus on growth and opportunity because we know that a strong economy is essential to strengthen communities and make life better not just for ourselves, but for our friends, neighbours, and future generations.
We continue to push for pipelines to ensure our oil can get to market. The dramatic price differential should be a call to action for the federal government to scrap Bill C-69, build the Trans Mountain expansion, and create a positive regulatory environment. We have also proposed changes to Canada’s Equalization program but the federal government said no. They renewed the current formula for another five years, sending another $13 billion in equalization payments to Quebec while Alberta and Saskatchewan will receive $0.
My commitment, along with that of our government, is to always stand up for the people of our province. While we face many challenges, one thing is certain: Saskatchewan people are determined, resilient and resourceful. Our government will always reflect those qualities as it stands up for our province and its people as we work to build a stronger Saskatchewan.