Greg Ottenbreit, MLA for Yorkton, recognizes the significance of the Easter holiday.
Warren Steinley, MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, questions a new NDP position that would scrap lottery funding for culture, sport and recreation groups.
On April 15, 2014, Premier Brad Wall attended his first citizenship ceremony and proudly welcomed 47 new Canadians to their Saskatchewan Legislature.
On April 15, 2014, Premier Brad Wall addresses a ceremony where 47 people from 22 countries officially became citizens of Canada.
The first ever citizenship ceremony at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building welcomed 47 newcomers to their new home in Canada.
On April 8, 2014, the first Premier’s Commendation Awards were presented to eight Saskatchewan citizens who have served the province, their communities and, in a few cases, complete strangers. The award was created to acknowledge exemplary service or actions of Saskatchewan residents.
Yogi Huyghebaert, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Wood River, commemorated the 97th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He said the sacrifice of our soldiers must never be forgotten and that we should appreciate the freedoms they won and by recommitting ourselves to peace and the rule of international law.
Saskatchewan's Minister of Energy and Resources Tim McMillan discusses the new found optimism in the province that is making Saskatchewan a national leader in jobs, growth and fiscal stability. (Video Courtesy: Sun News Network)
Herb Cox, Saskatchewan Party MLA for the The Battlefords, tells the Legislative Assembly about investments in First Nation and Métis Education as a result of recommendations made by the Joint Task Force.
Jennifer Campeau, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Fairview, notes that at least one member of the Saskatchewan NDP is supportive of public-private-partnerships to build infrastructure.
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Premier Brad Wall joined the debate on Saskatchewan's balanced budget. Introduced by Finance Minister Ken Krawetz, the 2014-15 budget keeps Saskatchewan on the path of steady growth.
Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Melville-Saltcoats, explains to the Legislative Assembly that the Leader of the Opposition has not once stood up to address the top economic issue in our province.
Mark Docherty, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Regina Coronation Park, corrects the NDP’s claims about funding for child welfare services in the 2014-15 provincial budget.
Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Melville-Saltcoats, explains to the Legislative Assembly that many of the spending priorities the NDP had called for are included in this year's Steady Growth budget. Will the NDP support the budget or vote against it?
Premier Brad Wall and a few others picked this up at Barrett-Jackson for a charity project. It will become a "Saskatchewan Roughriders Shelby", raising funds for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and minor football.
On March 20, 2014, Warren Steinley, MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, recognized that the United Nations International Day of Happiness followed the 2014-15 budget, a document he encouraged the NDP to support.
On March 19, 2014, Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz presented the 2014-2015 Steady Growth Provincial Budget.
On March 19, 2014, Greg Brkich, MLA for Arm River-Watrous, called out NDP Leader Cam Broten for failing to speak up about the #1 economic priority in Saskatchewan.
On March 17, 2014, Paul Merriman, MLA for Saskatoon Sutherland, told the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan about a New West Partnership agreement that will make it easier for people moving between the western provinces to license their vehicles and continue their apprenticeships.
On March 12, 2014, Premier Brad Wall offers remarks to the delegates at the 2014 SARM Convention in Regina.
The Canadian flag was raised during a special ceremony to recognize those who sacrificed so much for the freedoms of others during the mission to Afghanistan.
For over a year now, we have been waiting for the NDP Leader to release some sort of economic policy. Today, he finally did. Cam Broten is proposing a carbon levy which could have a huge impact on SaskPower, SaskEnergy and on our utility bills. Does the NDP Leader have any idea how much this would cost Saskatchewan families?
On March 4, 2014, Premier Brad Wall appeared on CBC's Power & Politics with Rosie Barton. The Premier discusses his trip to Washington to lobby for the Keystone XL Pipeline, regressive COOL legislation and promoting our Clean Coal technology. Video courtesy: http://cbc.ca/politics
On March 6, 2014, Premier Brad Wall joined Don Martin of CTV's Power Play to discuss meetings with U.S. Senators on the Keystone XL Pipeline and reactions to continued grain transportation backlogs. Video courtesy: http://ctvnews.ca
Darryl Hickie, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Prince Albert Carlton, explains how irresponsible spending demands from the NDP would result in higher taxes, huge deficits or both.
Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz discusses the connections between Saskatchewan and Ukraine, the $60,000 in humanitarian aid Saskatchewan has committed and a motion in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they aim to build a free and democratic Ukraine.
Premier Brad Wall discusses the grain transportation with Ezra Levant of Sun News.
On March 3, 2014, Premier Brad Wall introduced a motion in the Legislature to support the Federal Government taking emergency action to address the backlog affecting grain transportation in Canada.
Premier Brad Wall speaks at the 6th Annual Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa, addressing the need to change our attitudes so Canada can step into the role of a superpower to meet the demands for food and energy security in growing nations.
On February 28, 2014, Premier Brad Wall joined Don Martin on CTV's Power Play to discuss issues that included Canada's Jobs Grant program and our country's role as an energy superpower.
On February 28, 2014, Premier Brad Wall appeared on CBC's Power & Politics with Rosie Barton to discuss issues that included the progress of grain transportation and Canada's role in acting like the energy superpower that it is. Video courtesy of: http://cbc.ca/news/politics
Premier Brad Wall appeared on "Battleground" with David Akin of Sun News Network to discuss his government’s commitment to their constituents across Saskatchewan and the issues that are impacting them most. (Video Courtesy: Sun News Network)
Premier Brad Wall joined Don Martin on CTV's Power Play to discuss the federal budget, cuts to the Immigrant Investor Program and the current grain transportation backlog that is affecting western Canadian producers. (Courtesy: www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-news-channel/power-play-with-don-martin)
Talking about the opportunities and importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan and around the globe, Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Agriculture Trade Summit in Saskatoon on February 5, 2014.
Premier Brad Wall addresses the 2014 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Convention in Regina, highlighting the need to continue working together to sustain our economic momentum and meet the challenges of growth across Saskatchewan.
Sharing the story of Saskatchewan's first premier, the Honourable Walter Scott, for Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28, 2014.
Premier Brad Wall sat down with Lisa Mrazek from Sun News Network to discuss highlights and a recap of the year 2013.
On December 30, 2013, Premier Brad Wall sits down with CTV's Danelle Boivin and Wayne Mantyka to talk about what 2013 meant to the province and the people of Saskatchewan. Video courtesy of http://regina.ctvnews.ca
On December 27, 2013, Premier Brad Wall joined CBC Saskatchewan's Jill Morgan to discuss what 2013 meant to the people of Saskatchewan. Video courtesy of: http://cbc.ca/sask
On December 21st, 2013, Premier Brad Wall joined Whitney Stinson of Global Regina to discuss what 2013 meant to the people and the province of Saskatchewan. Video courtesy of http://globalregina.com
There’s no off-season for the banjo.
This year, Premier Brad Wall wanted to share a number of stories of Christmas cheer that serve as a reminder that to whom much is given, much is required.
On December 5, 2013, Premier Brad Wall outlines how the Government of Saskatchewan will be deploying Rapid Reponse teams, as it has done in other situations in the past, to assist with the most recent layoffs at PotashCorp.
Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Melville-Saltcoats, tells the Legislative Assembly that through hard work, dedication and innovation, Saskatchewan producers have harvested the largest crop in our province's history.
On December 3rd, 2013, Premier Brad Wall joined Howard Green on BNN to discuss the impact of layoffs at PotashCorp and how the Government will be proactive in responding to help those families affected.
A clean-shaven Greg Ottenbreit, MLA for Yorkton, shares the success of the Saskatchewan Party Caucus "Growth Plan" for Movember.
Yogi Huyghebaert, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Wood River, explains how a P3 can be used to build new infrastructure, reduce long-term care costs and improve patient care.
On the issue of long-term care and support for seniors, Premier Brad Wall explains to the Legislative Assembly that Saskatchewan people far prefer action over NDP rhetoric.
Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Melville-Saltcoats, explains that while the NDP haven't released their so-called "smart growth" plan, they have told us that "smart growth" means we can expect some "really bad years."
The Grey Cup is in the Saskatchewan Legislature and so are the 2013 Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders!
On behalf of a very grateful province of Saskatchewan, Premier Brad Wall says thank you to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thank you for making history, thank you for taking us along, and thank you for bringing the cup home.
Gene Makowsky, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Regina Dewdney, congratulates Saskatchewan Roughrider players, coaches and staff as well as all of the volunteers and fans who made the team's fourth Grey Cup victory an historic celebration.
Warren Steinley, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, thanks the Grey Cup 101 organizing committee who, after more than two years of planning, pulled off an unforgettable "Celebration in Rider Nation."
With decorating and other shenanigans, we are all in the Grey Cup spirit at the Saskatchewan Legislature. Thanks to Aldo from CBC Saskatchewan for capturing some highlights.
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Party Caucus, Bill Hutchinson, MLA for Regina South, expresses excitement for Grey Cup 101 in Regina.
Warren Steinley, MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, recognizes the "Celebration In Rider Nation" leading up to the 101st Grey Cup game at Mosaic Stadium Sunday, November 24th.
Darryl Hickie, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Prince Albert Carlton, questions whether or not the NDP and its leader knows where their party stands in terms of economic policy.
Riderville.com caught up with Premier Brad Wall to discuss the impact of the Grey Cup on Saskatchewan. (Video Courtesy: Riderville.com)
On November 18, 2013, Premier Brad Wall spoke to the work undertaken by our government to improve health care for all people in Saskatchewan by investing in capital and resources.
Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Melville-Saltcoats, questions why the leader of the opposition is choosing to ignore Saskatchewan's bread basket.
Health Minister Dustin Duncan says, after years of neglect under the NDP, our government has more than tripled investments in healthcare capital.
Premier Brad Wall outlines the priority of our government in delivering quality healthcare that Saskatchewan people deserve by delivering record healthcare capital, capital maintenance and operating funds to ensure our province is ready for growth.
Gene Makowsky, MLA for Regina Dewdney, congratulates the Saskatchewan Roughriders on a CFL Western Final win in Calgary, while wishing them well as the host team in the 101st Grey Cup.
Warren Steinley, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, addresses an "infestation" of inaccurate, irresponsible information being spread by the NDP.
Greg Brkich, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Arm River-Watrous, responds to Opposition comments in the Legislative Assembly which suggest the NDP supports fracking oil and gas.
While debating the construction of 18 new schools across the province, Premier Brad Wall quotes a letter from the Director of Education for Living Sky School Division. The letter says inaccurate information was reported in the Legislative Assembly by the NDP.
Premier Brad Wall provides remarks at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building's Remembrance Day Service on November 6, 2013
On November 7, 2013, Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook, renewed calls on NDP Leader Cam Broten to release his so-called "smart growth plan". Rather than admit he doesn't have a plan for the province, Broten decided not to respond.
Cam Broten and the NDP don't like Saskatchewan's Plan For Growth: Vision 2020 and Beyond. They say Saskatchewan needs a "smart" growth plan. Well, Cam, where is it? Where is your plan?
We will always prefer the challenges of growth to the challenges of decline experienced under the NDP. Unlike Cam Broten and his NDP, our government has a plan to keep the promises we make, to focus on sustaining and facilitating growth and to continue working to meet the challenges that come with it.
On November 5th, 2013, Fred Bradshaw, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Carrot River Valley, told the Legislative Assembly that Cam Broten and the Saskatchewan NDP have no record of growth and called on the party's leader to release his so-called "smart" growth plan.
Corey Tochor, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Eastview, explains to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan how the President of the Saskatchewan Construction Association had to speak up after the opposition NDP, once again, tried to mislead the people of Saskatchewan.
Using P3's and bundling, Premier Brad Wall explains to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan the process his government will go through to build 9 new joint-use schools across Saskatchewan.
Darryl Hickie, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Prince Albert Carlton, explains to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan how Trent Wotherspoon and the NDP are trying to mislead the people of Saskatchewan on P3 process to build 9 new joint-use schools.
Premier Brad Wall appeared on CTV's PowerPlay October 30th, 2013. In an interview with Don Martin, Premier Wall discusses uranium exports, pipelines and the need for an Asia trade deal. (Video Courtesy: CTV News Channel)
Premier Brad Wall appeared on CBC's Power & Politics October 30th, 2013. In an interview with Evan Solomon, Premier Wall discussed the senate, the benefits of CETA for Saskatchewan, trade with Asia, pipelines and solving Saskatchewan's labour shortage. (Video Courtesy: CBC News Power & Politics)
Premier Brad Wall appeared on Byline with Brian Lilley October 30th, 2013. He talked about a recent trade mission to Asia and shared our story of growth while also highlighting the importance of growth and how it can work to improve quality of life for Saskatchewan people. (Video Courtesy: Sun News Network)
On October 28th, 2013, Premier Brad Wall appeared on the Business News Network to talk about the importance of a free trade deal with Asia.
Paul Merriman, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Sutherland, explains to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan how the opposition NDP are clinging to ideology instead of supporting a plan to build nine new schools in the province.
(Video Courtesy of CTVNews.ca) On October 18, 2013, Premier Brad Wall joined Don Martin on CTV's Power Play to discuss how Saskatchewan will benefit from the free trade deal between Canada and the European Union (EU).
Presenting the One-Year Progress Report on our Saskatchewan Plan for Growth to highlight accomplishments to date and the work yet to do in support of our growing province on October 17, 2013.
(Video Courtesy: Parkland College in Yorkton) On October 15, 2013, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced $10 million contribution to Trades and Technology Centre Capital Campaign. This new facility at Parkland College in Yorkton will be able to train 350 full-time students each year in such high-demand fields as welding, carpentry, machining, and power engineering. It will also provide the space to upgrade the skills of 2,000 workers annually. Construction will begin early in 2014 with classes beginning at the new centre in September 2015.
Despite a late spring and lots of water, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says the 2013 crop is good quality and will be the biggest ever recorded.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is currently visiting the Philippines, Japan and Singapore to promote increased trade, investment as well as labour migration. Video Courtesy: Global Regina
The new overpass at Highway 1 and the West Regina Bypass is now open to traffic.
Saskatchewan's population is now at a record 1.1 million people. That's an increase of 100,000 in just six years. The NDP didn't believe that was possible. They were wrong. And we're just getting started.
Defensive Back Eddie Davis and Offensive Lineman Gene Makowsky were inducted as the latest Saskatchewan Roughrider greats into the Plaza of Honour on September 20th, 2013.
Premier Brad Wall gearing up for the Banjo Bowl.
Premier Brad Wall talking Senate and federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's comments on CTV's Powerplay. For more, go to http://www.youtube.com/saskpremier. -Video courtesy CTV
Prince Albert Carlton Saskatchewan Party MLA Darryl Hickie tells the house that just like his predecessor Dwain Lingenfelter, new Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten said one thing, but did another, during the Spring 2013 Legislative Session.
Saskatchewan Party Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw reports to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan that the opposition NDP were "wrong, wrong, wrong" when they provided incorrect information to the House regarding automation in the state of Oregon's fire detection camera system.
Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw asks NDP leader Cam Broten if he cares so much about rural Saskatchewan, why no questions during Premier's Estimates?
A great speech by Regina Coronation Park MLA Mark Docherty in support of our government's initiatives to make Saskatchewan the best place in Canada to live for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Saskatchewan Party MLAs take part in an awareness event for the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" fundraiser happening May 9, 2013 in Melfort. Melfort MLA Kevin Phillips, Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw, Minister of Justice Gordon Wyant, Minister of Social Services June Draude and Minister of Crown Investments Donna Harpauer will all take part in the event raising funds for the Angel's Lighthouse transition home. Our government announced funding for Angel's Lighthouse in the 2013-14 "Balanced Growth" budget. It will be the first new transition house in Saskatchewan since 1989.
Saskatchewan Party MLA Darryl Hickie knows why the NDP have been so silent on the recent announcement of four new private liquor stores in Saskatchewan - it's because many of them, including new leader Cam Broten, are now part-owners. One of the first new private liquor stores is expected to open by the end of the year - and it's owned by the Saskatoon Co-op! Broten and his several of his current and former colleagues have memberships in the Saskatoon Co-op.
Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services (Disability Issues) and Regina Coronation Park MLA Mark Docherty announces that our government is developing a province-wide Disability Strategy. Mark will report directly to Minister June Draude as he and the other members of the Citizen Consultation team work toward keeping our committment to making Saskatchewan the best place in Canada to live for people with disabilities.
Some great pictures from Monday's sod-turning for Moose Jaw's new hospital. With construction now underway, the new state-of-the-art facility built using LEAN design principles is expected to open in the summer of 2015. Designed with input of staff and patients, the new Moose Jaw hospital is another example of our government "patient first" approach to healthcare.
Carrot River Valley Fred Bradshaw delivers a Members Statement on more NDP misinformation (text below): Last night during estimates, the Member from Athabasca accused the Minister of Highways of firing 90 frontline highway workers. But just like his leader the day before, the Member from Athabasca is wrong Mr. Speaker. On Monday, the NDP's leader stood in this house and falsely claimed -- twice - that there were 47 patients stranded in the hallways of St. Paul's hospital in Saskatoon last week. We now know that's not true, but the NDP Leader still hasn't had the decency to stand up, retract his statements and set the record straight. So last night, the Member for Athabasca decided to follow his Leader's bad example. He claimed 90 Highway workers were fired, when in fact not a single front-line highway worker was fired. So just to review... The Leader of the Opposition talks about 47 patients in the hallways -- that don't exist. The NDP Highways critic talks about 90 fired Highways workers -- that don't exist. It kind of reminds me of Dwain Lingenfelter's 1100 phony NDP memberships - that didn't exist. Mr. Speaker, the members opposite may have a different leader, but they're still the same old NDP.
During Question Period in the Saskatchewan legislature, NDP leader Cam Broten asks the Premier to include essential services provisions in the new Saskatchewan Employment Act. This is a sharp, but welcome, turn from the position in the NDP's disastrous 2011 election platform in which they did NOT support essential services legislation. Ironically, Broten helped write that platform.
Battlefords MLA Herb Cox reads a Members' Statement in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan calling the NDP out for spreading misinformation. Here's the transcript of that statement: Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition stood in this House and said -- twice -- that there were 47 patients left in the hallways at St. Paul's hospital last Thursday. The Minister of Health was very concerned to hear this and looked into it immediately. Here's what he found out. It is not accurate. According to the Saskatoon Health Region, there was a Norwalk outbreak in one of the units at St. Paul's so they could not move patients in or out of that unit. That led to an overcapacity issue, and five patients being treated in the hallway before they could be moved to a room. NOT 47 as the NDP leader claimed - twice. Mr. Speaker, when the NDP brings forward legitimate concerns about our health system the Minister of Health has a responsibility to look into those concerns. But the NDP Leader also has a responsibility. He has a responsibility to bring forward accurate information and not be making false claims and giving misinformation on the floor of this Assembly. His statements yesterday about 47 patients stuck in the hallways were not only wrong, they were irresponsible and they were fear-mongering. Mr. Speaker, we will always look into the concerns that are being raised about the health system. We know there is more work to be done. But the NDP Leader needs to get his facts straight and not be making false claims about our health system. Will he stand in his place, apologize for these false claims and correct the record?
Premier Brad Wall speaks at the sod-turning for Moose Jaw's new hospital.
Minister of the Environment Ken Cheveldayoff sets the record straight on false NDP claims that the government is privatizing the Fish Hatchery at Fort Qu'Appelle.
Saskatchewan Party MLA Darryl Hickie says new Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten is just as divided as his party is.
Carrot River Valley Saskatchewan Party MLA Fred Bradshaw delivers a Members' Statement in the Legislative Assembly about NDP leader Cam Broten's failure to unite the party following his razor-thin leadership win.
Battlefords Saskatchewan Party MLA Herb Cox talks about all the positives in his constituency after Regina Rosemont NDP MLA Trent Wotherspoon's ill-informed attempt at scoring political points by talking negatively about this important part of our province.
Premier Brad Wall addresses delegates at the 2013 Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities Convention.
Minister of the Economy Bill Boyd tells NewsTalk Radio's John Gormley that based on the record levels of investment in Saskatchewan, the current potash royalty structure is working.
Premier Brad Wall addresses delegates at the annual Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention on February 4, 2013 in Saskatoon.
Premier Brad Wall & PEI Premier Robert Ghiz on CBC Radio's The House talking about the new generic drug pricing for the provinces as part of the Council of the Federation's health care innovation working group recommendations.
On December 3, 2012, Premier Brad Wall announced plans for a new statue in the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens. A life-size bronze statue of Saskatchewan's first Premier, Walter Scott, will be designed and installed at the north end of the gardens in front of the Legislative Building in June 2013. After careful consideration, sculptors Shirley and Don Begg from Cochrane, Alberta were chosen to create this memorial sculpture.
Premier Brad Wall and Saskatchewan Party MLAs as Movember 2012 comes to a close. As of November 29, 2012, Premier Wall had raised more than $14,000 for prostate cancer research.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall contrasts his government's vision for a growing province with the views of the opposition in his response to the 2012 Speech from the Throne.
“The purpose of growth is to build a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan residents ... the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth outlines the government’s direction to improve health care and education outcomes, while building growing and safe communities and improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Saskatchewan.” Premier Brad Wall
Premier Brad Wall announces the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth on October 16, 2012 in Saskatoon.
Premier Brad Wall answers reporters' questions after announcing approval-in-principle of the new Plains Surgery and Outpatient Care Centre. This new healthcare facility will be built on Crown Land across from the Regina SIAST campus and offer a full range of outpatient services to residents of southern Saskatchewan, including surgery, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, rehabilitation, outpatient cancer care and other related services that do not require an overnight stay.
On May 16,2012, Saskatchewan NDP leader John Nilson finally talked to reporters about federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's comments suggesting western Canada's resource sector was a "disease." But, as Leader Post political columnist Murray Mandryk tweeted,"It was a pretty simple question to Nilson: Is Petro$ hurting manufacturing or not? Didn't think big guys could dance like that."
Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris officially announced the new Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship, May 15, 2012.
Premier Brad Wall talks to SUNNews's Ezra Levant about federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair suggesting Canada's resource sector is a "disease" that will drag the country down.
Ever wonder what the Global Transportation Hub, or GTH, just west of Regina, is all about? This video does a great job of explaining it.
Premier Brad Wall rises in the House to take part in the debate on the 2012-13 "Keeping the Saskatchewan Advantage" provincial budget.
Premier Brad Wall joins Rawlco Radio's John Gormley for the "Ask The Premier" segment of John Gormley Live, where the Premier answers questions from callers on April 23, 2012.
On April 13, 2012, the Five Hills Regional Health Authority announced it had reached a purchase agreement with the City of Moose Jaw for approximately 30 acres of land along Highway 1 in north Moose Jaw on which the new hospital would be built. Minister of Health, the Hon. Don McMorris brought greetings on behalf of the Saskatchewan Party Government. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2013.
Premier Brad Wall enters the debate on the 2012-13 "Keeping the Saskatchewan Advantage" provincial budget - the first balanced provincial budget in Canada this year.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to NewsTalk Radio's John Gormley about how the Film Employment Tax Credit works, supporting the film industry and what the future may hold.
GOVERNMENT REMAINS COMMITTED TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES, SEEKS LABOUR INPUT ON LEGISLATION Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan, today wrote to Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) President Larry Hubich to invite the input of the SFL into changes to the government's essential services legislation in light of last week's court decision. "We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of all Saskatchewan people in the event of a public sector work disruption," Morgan said. "We appreciate that consultation with organized labour is key to helping us achieve this goal, not only to address constitutional obligations, but to help us to develop proper and effective systems for ensuring the continued delivery to the public of essential services during labour disputes." Morgan's letter invites the SFL to provide its written views on amendments to The Public Service Essential Services Act to make the legislation Charter compliant and provide appropriate protection for public health and safety during labour disruptions. Morgan also requested a meeting with Hubich, once the written submission is provided. Last week, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench found the Act to be unconstitutional, but delayed the effect of the ruling for 12 months to permit the government an opportunity to consider changes to the legislation. "This represents an opportunity for government and organized labour to work together," Morgan said. "I believe we can find a way to balance the need for a workable legislative solution which ensures the provision of essential services to the public and which complies with our constitutional obligations."
The Saskatchewan story was being told coast-to-coast this week following the release of new census data that showed our province had grown by 65,000 people in the past five years, a sharp reversal from decades of population decline. Premier Brad Wall was talking to media across the conference, including this interview with a Toronto radio station.
The federal government's decision to cut a deal with China allowing the sale of Canadian uranium to one of the world's most powerful, emerging economies is good news for Saskatchewan. The uranium industry employs thousands of people in northern Saskatchewan, almost half of which are of aboriginal descent. Premier Brad Wall appeared on CTV's Power Play to talk about the signficance of the deal.
Video shown at thge 2012 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities(SUMA)Convention. It's another great reminder of why Saskatchewan IS the place in Canada to live, work and raise a family!
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall addresses delegates at the 2012 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention.
(Video courtesy of CBC) The CBC's Cameron MacIntosh's story on Premier Wall's popular election blooper YouTube video. As of this posting, the video has had more than 15,000 views.
Premier Brad Wall announcing that Saskatchewan residents can now apply for MS clinical trials in Albany, New York.
Premier Brad Wall's year-end interview with CTV (video courtesy CTV). To view his year-end interview with CBC, please go to http://bit.ly/tvOBWL (video courtesy CBC).
Premier Brad Wall's 2011 Christmas greetings
In this excerpt from his response to the 2011 Speech from the Throne, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall thanks the people of Saskatchewan for choosing a vision on November 7 that will continue to move our province forward.
As tradition dictates, Cannington MLA Dan D'Autremont is escorted to the Speaker's Chair after being elected to the prestigious position of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. D'Autremonth was elected Speaker on the first day of the fall 2011 sitting of the House.
During an interview with CHAB Moose Jaw, NDP Leader Dwain Lingenfelter says workers in Moose Jaw have not seen an increase in minimum wage in three years - this is just plain wrong. Erroneous comment made at the 1:30 mark.
NewsTalk Radio's John Gormley questions Dwain Lingenfelter's leadership, in the wake of the NDP ad scandal. The ad contains a spliced-together, fake clip of Premier Brad Wall. After a week of intense public pressure, the NDP pulled the ad. While Lingenfelter says he's responsible as leader, he refuses to take responsibility for the fake clip.
Opposition Leader Dwain Lingenfelter dodges more questions during an interview with the CBC about his attack ad, which features a phony clip of Premier Brad Wall. This spliced ad, funded entirely by taxpayer dollars, has now been pulled.
A report from the CBC's Jeff Leo about the harsh criticism the NDP are facing over the taxpayer-funded radio ad containing a spliced-together clip of Premier Brad Wall.
The Saskatchewan NDP and Leader Dwain Lingenfelter get hammered in the media for splicing together a fake clip of Premier Brad Wall. This story from Global Saskatoon is just one of many reports on the NDP's fake.
NDP House Leader and Regina Dewdney MLA Kevin Yates breaks his silence on the NDP radio ad containing a spliced-together, fake clip of Premier Brad Wall. This is an excerpt from an interview carried on CHAB. For the complete interview, go to http://bit.ly/qPHvb9.
You Be The Judge: CTV political reporter Mark Rogstad questions Saskatoon Riversdale MLA Danielle Chartier about the NDP Caucus ad containing the fabricated clip of Premier Brad Wall. Chartier claims she knows nothing about it, despite the fact the ad clearly states "The following message is from your NDP MLAs."
NDP MLA Andy Iwanchuk defends the NDP Caucus radio advertisement that includes a spliced clip of Premier Brad Wall on CTV News at Noon. Full story begins at 2:11 of the video featured at http://regina.ctv.ca/?video=503908.
The Government of Saskatchewan's 2011-12 "The Saskatchewan Advantage" provincial budget is good for families, business and the future of our province.
Uncut scrum footage of SGEU bargaining committee chair Allan Evans defends the union's decision to order crop insurance workers to go on strike as farmers struggle with another year of devestating flooding.
Video of Premier Brad Wall touring flooded areas in southeast Saskatchewan, courtesy of the Canadian Press.
Premier Brad Wall talks to NewsTalk Radio as he tours flood-ravaged southeast Saskatchewan.
Premier Brad Wall speaks from the heart as he delivers the keynote address at the Living Sky School Division Student Hall of Fame Awards Ceremonies in North Battleford. The event honours and acknowledges the academic and athletic success of students from schools across the division.
The Canadian Pacific Railway announced the relocation of it's shipping yard from downtown Regina to the Global Transportation Hub on the western edge of the city. Premier Brad Wall delivered remarks and the CPR invited journalists, dignitaries and business representatives to ride a traincar from the downtown location to the new GTH location.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Members of the Provincial Cabinet met with Chiefs from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) for the first-ever bear pit session. The government answered questions in an open format. Issues ranged from highways to healthcare.
Premier Brad Wall talks about his summer tour, Senate reform, teachers, labour issues and being named Canada's most popular premier on John Gormley Live's "Ask The Premier" segment.
Premier Brad Wall talks about his summer tour, Senate reform, teachers, labour issues and being named Canada's most popular premier on John Gormley Live's "Ask The Premier" segment.
Alberta-based talk show host Dave Rutherford talks about the contract settlement there that is resulting in the layoff of hundreds of teachers. Contract negotiations between the Saskatchewan Teachers Association and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee resumed over the weekend. For more information, go to www.skteacherbargaining.com.
For more information, go to www.skteacherbargaining.com. If you are concerned about what your child is being told, contact your school division and let them know what has been said and by whom as it is unacceptable for students to be threatened that graduation ceremonies will not take place or be given incorrect information about what the contingency plans are.
Saskatchewan Teachers Federation General Secretary Gwen Dueck on John Gormley Live as Day 2 of the Saskatchewan teachers' strike gets underway.
Education Minister Donna Harpauer on John Gormley Live as Day 2 of the Saskatchewan teachers' strike gets underway.
In this week's Provincial Affairs broadcast, Saskatchewan Party MLA Nadine Wilson talks about highlights from the 2011 Spring Session of the Legislature.
Premier Brad Wall delivered brief remarks about Saskatchewan's intention to incorporate a new blood test that will better detect colorectal cancer.
SGEU Raises Union Dues to Wage Political Battle Against Saskatchewan Party.
In an exchange with Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz, NDP Finance Critic Trent Wotherspoon throws Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger under the bus. NDP MLA Pat Atkinson then tries to spin the story on Twitter, but gets called out and backs down. #ndpfail.
Saskatchewan Party MLA Doreen Eagles said she is disgusted by NDP MLA Pat Atkinson’s suggestion that the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) will “pick and choose” which emergencies to respond to based on the level of corporate donation made by individuals who need life-saving emergency services. "Pat Atkinson should be ashamed of herself. The professional EMTs who provide lifesaving services through the STARS program would never make medical decisions based on whether or not someone’s donated money. It’s disgusting that the NDP would even make that suggestion," Eagles said. "The STARS initiative is about saving lives, not playing politics. It is reflective of our government's commitment to moving Saskatchewan forward – it’s unfortunate to see such petty cynicism from the NDP opposition.”
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks budget, potash and cap-and-trade on SUN TV's The Caldwell Account on May 10, 2011.
In a debate in the Saskatchewan Legislature, NDP MLA Pat Atkinson questioned whether the STARS air ambulance service would "pick and choose" who to save based on the size of their wallet. In her response, Estevan MLA Doreen Eagles says nothing could be further from the truth.
"If potash companies objected to the point of shutting down operations and leaving the province, that wouldn't pose a problem because Saskatchewan has mined potash before, Lingenfelter says." - Melville Advance, April 13, 2011
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to the host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup, Rex Murphy, about the May 2, 2011 federal election and the implications of the Michael Ignatieff Liberals ignoring the results of that election. Courtesy CBC: http://bit.ly/gH9wmA
Premier Brad Wall pays tribute to Saskatchewan's 10th Premier, the Honourable Allan Blakeney. Premier Blakeney passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the age of 85 after a short battle with cancer.
Saskatchewan Health Minister Don McMorris calls out NDP health critic Judy Junor over the latest NDP flip-flop.
A women-led affordable housing project is underway in Regina to help a Habitat for Humanity partner family achieve their dream of homeownership. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program that promotes women's leadership and participation in the construction industry, and provides concrete, practical opportunities for women to learn and practice trade skills under the direction of skilled tradespersons. The Women Build project, a first for the city, is the result of a partnership between the Government of Saskatchewan and Habitat for Humanity Regina. The province is providing $50,000 for the project to facilitate housing development, strengthen communities and encourage women's participation in the skilled trades and technologies.
Premier Brad Wall speaks at the signing of the service agreement between Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), a non-profit organization that provides rotary wing air medical transportation in Alberta, and the Province fo Saskatchewan. Medical helicopters based in Saskatoon and Regina will support faster, more responsive emergency medical care for patients across the province.
The Province of Saskatchewan has signed a service agreement with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), a non-profit organization that provides rotary wing air medical transportation in Alberta. The province is investing $5 million in the initiative in 2011-12, and an estimated $10 million annually in future years. The remainder of the estimated costs of developing and operating the service will come from STARS fundraising and from contributions from the community and corporate sector, including $5 million from lead donor Crescent Point Energy. Potash mining company Mosaic has also announced its commitment to the program with a $5.5 million contribution. Husky Energy, Rawlco Radio and Enbridge have also committed financial support to the service. Details about other corporate sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. Medical helicopters based in Saskatoon and Regina will support faster, more responsive emergency medical care for patients across the province.
Promise made. Promise kept. In 2007, our government committed to hiring 120 new police. In 2011, we have fulfilled that promise.
MLA for Arm River-Watrous, Greg Brkich gives a Member's Statement about "The Saskatchewan Advantage" 2011-12 Budget in the Legislative Assembly on March 24, 2011.
Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Ken Krawetz, answers questions from the local media about the upcoming budget. He tells them that in his pocket on budget day will be a shiny Rider loonie to show that our government understands that every taxpayer dollar counts, and he wants our 2011-12 Budget to reflect that.
Minister Responsible for SaskPower Rob Norris discusses whether the events in Japan will affect our government's plan to develop nuclear technology for medical and research purposes.
The Saskatchewan Party government and local MLAs welcome the sale of Prince Albert Pulp Mill to Paper Excellence. The paper company will invest more than $200 million to re-open the facility, creating hundreds of new jobs.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall with Queen of England - CTV News Channel
Doreen Eagles, MLA for Estevan discusses the Saskatchewan Advantage in CBC's latest edition of Provincial Affairs
Premier Brad Wall worked and played with young football players at a camp sponsored by BHP in Saskatoon. The camp focused on fundamentals of the game, followed by a scrimmage.
Premier Brad Wall on the future of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall appears on CPAC's Beyond Politics for a more personal interview about his family, his interests and his hobbies.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the CBC interviewed Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit to find out what he thought about the idea of Saskatchewan sending out "Love Ambassadors."
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's monthly chat with NewsTalk Radio's John Gormley. For the complete broadcast, go to http://bit.ly/fuUeOL.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall brings greetings to the grand opening of phase one of the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in west Regina. When the 965,000 square facility is fully developed it will create up to 800 jobs and further position Saskatchewan as a significant player on the world economic stage.
Premier Brad Wall tells delegates at the annual SUMA convention our government will keep its promise to increase municipal revenue sharing to the equivalent of one point of the PST in the spring budget. The Premier also committed $22 million toward flood prevention measures.
Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz talks to the media about the recent news that the impact of income tax cuts implemented by our government was greater than even we anticipated. Because of increases to the basic personal exemption, in 2008, 92,000 Saskatchewan people did not pay provincial income tax - significantly more than our estimate of 80,000. That means those on fixed incomes, such as students, and lower income families, are keeping more of what they earn.
Saskatchewan's Health Minister Don McMorris appeared on NewsTalk 980's Morning Show on January 19, 2011 to discuss the province's plan to reduce surgical wait times.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall reflects on 2010 and looks ahead to 2011 on BNN's Conversations with Howard Green.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall reflects on 2010 and looks ahead to 2011 on BNN's Conversations with Howard Green.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall reflects on 2010 and looks ahead to 2011 on BNN's Conversations with Howard Green.
Saskatchewan Party MLAs call on the NDP to support a rule change which will prevent the usage of taxpayers' dollars for negative political advertising.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall named the Business News Network's 2010 Newsmaker of the Year.
The premier of Saskatchewan is Power Play's top politician of the year. Wall helped fend off a takeover of PotashCorp, by Australian company BHP Billiton. Wall says the decision to reject the bid was based on revenue, job, and strategic resource standpoints.
Saskatchewan Party Caucus chair and Estevan MLA Doreen Eagles wishes you and your family the Happiest of Holidays!
Premier Brad Wall wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Premier Brad Wall introduces Roughrider Gene Makowsky as the candidate for Regina Dewdney in the November 7, 2011 provincial election.