Great news last week as we announced another nearly 150 licensed child care spaces in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Regina. • Since 2007, we’ve added more than 7,000 child care spaces in Saskatchewan. • We’ve got more to do, but this is significant progress in helping families in our province with early learning and child care needs.
Butter Tarts for Cystic Fibrosis have baked approximately FOURTEEN HUNDRED DOZEN butter tarts this year, with all proceeds going to @cfcanada. So, naturally, Krista and I just had to have a few. Inspired by their daughter Teresa, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 2 1/2 years old, Cara and Mike Weger of Weyburn, SK have raised over $500,000 over 10 years for Cystic Fibrosis. Their next goal is a fundraising challenge to hike Machu Picchu this May. It was a pleasure to welcome them to their Legislative Assembly today.
This past fall session, we confirmed Saskatchewan is on track with our 3-year plan to get back to a balanced budget in 2019. • We will ensure Saskatchewan’s financial position remains strong, for the sake of our future generations.
Thanks to everyone for following along on Instagram and pushing us over 5,000 followers. . Hope to connect with even more of you here in the future!
30 Saskatchewan-based investors have applied for the Saskatchewan Tech Startup Incentive since it launched in October. Saskatchewan’s technology sector is attracting investment from not just here in the province, but outside our borders, and internationally as well. These startups not only bring new products and services to market, but they create jobs here in Saskatchewan and allow this emerging industry to continue growing and creating wealth for our province.
Quebec is now receiving $13B in total equalization, $1.4 BILLION more than last year. That’s 66% of the equalization pool in Canada. Yet they oppose pipeline projects, which support our energy sector, and generate wealth that helps fund the equalization payments Quebec depends on. It doesn’t add up.
There's no doubt @starsambulance provides a vital service to people across Saskatchewan. The next step with our 10-year funding agreement and partnership in their fleet renewal will ensure STARS is safe, reliable, and around to help thousands more patients for years to come. #ems #starsairambulance #saskstories #saskatchewan
Quebec says there is “no social acceptability” for oil from western Canada. That’s funny.. there seems to be a lot of social acceptability for equalization payments from western Canada. Someone should check into that.
Saskatchewan job creators continue to outperform, in spite of economic headwinds facing our province. . Congratulations to our workers and businesses on creating over 16,000 jobs over the last year, the best rate of job growth in western Canada.