Posted On February 26, 2014
Wood River MLA Yogi Huyghebaert today announced he will not be running again in the next provincial election, expected in 2016.
Huyghebaert, 69, is serving his fourth term as the MLA for Wood River. He was first elected in a byelection in 2000 and was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. In the 2011 election, Huyghebaert received 82 per cent of the popular vote.
“It has been a tremendous honour to represent the voters of Wood...
Posted On February 25, 2014
Premier Brad Wall will be the first Saskatchewan Party candidate nominated for the next provincial election, expected in 2016. Wall’s nomination on March 20 in Swift Current will officially mark the start of the Saskatchewan Party’s nominations process.
“It is an unqualified honour to represent the constituency of Swift Current and to carry the Saskatchewan Party banner into the next election,” Wall said. “I...
Posted On February 19, 2014
Saskatchewan’s wholesalers had a banner year in 2013, hitting $23.8 billion in trade, the highest ever recorded on an annual basis. Seasonally unadjusted, wholesale trade was up by 8.4 per cent in 2013 over 2012, the highest percentage increase among the provinces. Nationally, wholesale trade was up only 1.2 per cent.
“We know Saskatchewan’s economy had a very successful 2013 and wholesale trade helped to contribute...
Posted On February 14, 2014
Saskatchewan’s manufacturers had a banner December, rounding out 2013 with impressive sales numbers and setting a new annual record in doing so.
On a seasonally-adjusted basis, manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan increased by 5.2 per cent in December 2013 compared to November 2013, ranking Saskatchewan second in percentage change among the provinces.
In December 2013, compared to December 2012, Saskatchewan’s manufacturing...
Posted On February 12, 2014
Delegation of Cabinet Ministers and MLA to Meet With Grain Companies This Week
Premier Brad Wall has appointed Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart, Economy Minister Bill Boyd, Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris and Legislative Secretary to the Agriculture Minister MLA Scott Moe to work on behalf of Saskatchewan producers to deal with the backlog of grain movement.
“This grain movement backlog is...
Posted On February 10, 2014
Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2014 Crop Insurance Program, which includes a number of new features to help producers mitigate their risk.
“Agriculture plays an important role in Saskatchewan and across Canada in creating jobs and economic growth,” Ritz said. “Insurance-based programs that are bankable and predictable help to ensure...
Posted On February 10, 2014
Saskatchewan’s home builders saw a spike in activity in January, according to statistics released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Urban housing starts jumped 9.6 per cent compared to January 2013. This landed Saskatchewan in fourth place among the provinces in terms of percentage change.
“Saskatchewan is kicking off 2014 on a high note,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “We have a strong economy,...
Posted On February 4, 2014
Promoting Saskatchewan agriculture to India, United Arab Emirates and Morocco
Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced he will lead a 12-day trade mission to promote Saskatchewan agriculture in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Morocco.
“Strengthening our existing trade relationships and finding new market opportunities for our agriculture products is key to the growth of our entire province,”...
Posted On January 30, 2014
Average weekly earnings in Saskatchewan took a jump in November 2013, up 4.7 per cent over last November, the highest increase among the provinces and well ahead of the 2.5 per cent increase nationally.
Saskatchewan’s average weekly earnings were $967.45 in November 2013, the second highest in the nation. On a monthly basis, wages were up by 2.3 per cent between October 2013 and November 2013, the second highest percentage increase...
Posted On December 31, 2013
Saskatchewan Has the Highest Tax-Free Income Threshold in Canada for a Family of Four
Saskatchewan people will save an estimated $6.5 million in 2014 with the continued indexation of the provincial income tax system.
“Indexing all income tax brackets and tax credit amounts each year to the rate of inflation protects Saskatchewan taxpayers from ‘bracket creep,’” Finance Minister Ken Krawetz said....