Saskatchewan has long stood against the harmful and ineffective carbon tax, and we are pleased to see the Government of Alberta file their reference case with the Alberta Court of Appeal against this harmful tax. . Our government has continued to stand up for Saskatchewan people against the federal government’s carbon tax by challenging the constitutionality of this tax in the Supreme Court of Canada. . We will also be joining the Government of Alberta by seeking intervener status in Alberta’s reference case against the federal carbon tax, a tax that hurts hardworking families, communities and businesses across our nation.
Thank you to His Excellency Duc Hoa Nguyen, Vietnam’s Ambassador to Canada, for your visit to SK. We're proud to support #CPTPP & eliminate barriers to trade, benefiting both of our nations. Looking forward to a stronger relationship, particularly in culture & education.
Yesterday’s Trans Mountain Expansion approval is crucial to our energy sector, market access, and jobs – it is good news for all Canadians. Now it is important to start and complete construction and ensure that TMX is not the last pipeline to receive approval in our nation.
Thank you to Her Excellency Sabine Sparwassar, Germany’s Ambassador to Canada, and Dr. Klaus Otto Schmidt, German Consul General to Canada in Vancouver, for our meeting yesterday in Saskatoon. It was my pleasure to discuss Saskatchewan and Germany’s relationship, touching on agriculture, mining, carbon capture and storage, and renewable energy. . . #germany #canada #saskatchewan #sask #yxe #germanyincanada
April 1st marked 52 quarters of consecutive population growth for Saskatchewan! It’s a clear sign of the strength of our economy and our quality of life as we grow and welcome newcomers from around the world. With 176,894 people added in those 52 quarters, Saskatchewan’s population is at an all-time high of 1,169,131 people. Thank you all for making Saskatchewan home.
In November we travelled to India to engage some of the economic opportunities Saskatchewan has in that nation. We’re continuing that engagement: thank you to Cameco & Tim Gitzel for hosting this morning’s roundtable with the Canada-India Business Council. We’re proud of the incredible global endeavours of our businesses and we will work to attract continued investment into Saskatchewan.
To all those that are impacted by the heavy rain and flash flooding in Swift Current, stay safe. Provincial officials are coordinating with city authorities and fire crews to prioritize public safety. Video: @everetthindleymla . . #saskatchewan #swiftcurrent
Today, we announced a change to remove barriers income assistance clients faced with transitioning into or back to the workforce as part of the new Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) program. By simplifying benefits and processes and incorporating tools like motivational interviewing, we’re working to provide assistance to those who need it while they work toward full independence. The program will be accepting applications starting July 15th 2019. Clients on the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP) or the Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA) can remain on these programs until they wind down in 2021, or can voluntarily move to the new SIS. The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program will remain in place and operate alongside SIS.
The NDP still can’t seem to get it right – they’re calling for the Liberals to kill the TMX pipeline on the eve of what will hopefully be the final approval required to get shovels in the ground and Western Canadian oil to tidewater. This project is clearly in the national interest. We’ll be paying close attention to the decision today.