Darryl Hickie’s MLA Report

By: Darryl Hickie

SK Legislative News

February 9, 2015 - 11:20am

As we work to finalize the budget, our government is focused on controlling spending and keeping taxes low while continuing to invest in infrastructure that keeps Saskatchewan strong. Notwithstanding the global price of oil, we’re committed to the cornerstone of our Growth Plan – fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.

Legislative Report

January 29, 2015 - 3:55pm

Our government is focused on keeping Saskatchewan strong and growing – even when faced with volatile oil prices and lower-than-expected revenues. We are working to meet this challenge through sound fiscal management, a commitment to continued investment in important infrastructure projects, and tax incentives for new growth and job creation.

Legislative Report

January 22, 2015 - 3:49pm

Saskatchewan people can be proud of our growing population and quality of life. They can also take pride in the fact that, for the first time in a generation, many of our young people are choosing to stay in Saskatchewan to start their careers and raise their families.

Legislative Report

January 17, 2015 - 9:18am Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:03pm

From our strong agricultural and potash sectors to our province’s growing strengths in manufacturing and innovation, approximately 70,000 new jobs have been created in Saskatchewan since 2007. Thanks to the hard work of Saskatchewan people, our province stands out as a national leader with Canada’s lowest unemployment rate for 25 consecutive months. Due to our increasingly diversified and resilient economy, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate for the month of December was just 3.6 per cent.

Legislative Report

January 10, 2015 - 1:20pm

A new year brings renewed hope and optimism, new opportunities and challenges. Just as we were at this time last year, we are confident that Saskatchewan’s economy will remain strong. Our province’s unemployment rate remains the lowest in Canada (24 consecutive months), our population (1,129,899) continues to grow and, thanks to the hard work of our people, our rate of job creation is more than three times the national average.

Saskatchewan Strong

December 18, 2014 - 8:58pm

Not long ago, Saskatchewan's population was in decline with many of our young people leaving the province to find work and raise their families elsewhere. Today, thanks to the hard work and determination of our people, Saskatchewan is strong and has a growing population that’s closing in on 1,130,000 – steady growth of nearly 20,000 people per year since 2007.

Fiscal Responsibility for SK Government

December 5, 2014 - 4:49pm

Saskatchewan is strong, a key message in Premier Wall’s state-of-the-province address this week. Fiscal responsibility is key to our plan for growth and, despite falling oil prices, our Mid-Year Financial Report shows we are still on track to post a balanced budget in 2014-15. Since lower oil prices are expected in the coming year, we will carefully manage government spending in an effort to balance the budget with the priorities of Saskatchewan people.

Recognizing the Energy East Pipeline As Good for Canada

November 28, 2014 - 9:26am

Today in the Saskatchewan Legislature, our government passed a motion recognizing the Energy East Pipeline as good for all parts of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Alberta, to Ontario, Quebec and beyond. The amendment recognizes the National Energy Board (NEB) as the appropriate body to review national pipeline projects, such as Energy East, and that provinces should not invent new conditions such as greenhouse gas emissions as a barrier to approval and trade.