More than $3.7 billion will be invested in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure in 2017-18, as part of the budget announced today by Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s Budget for 2017-18 of $388.6 million continues to support Saskatchewan’s strong agriculture industry. Business risk management programs will be fully funded with an investment of $264.1 million, an increase of almost four per cent.
The 2017-18 Budget continues to improve the Saskatchewan advantage for business investment and job creation by introducing a number of targeted initiatives.
The 2017-18 Budget continues to invest in post-secondary students while controlling costs to help meet the financial challenge facing the province.
The 2017-18 Budget will see a significant enhancement to the regulatory oversight of the oil and gas industry.
Saskatchewan Shortline Railways Given First Option to Buy Nearly 1,000 Hopper Cars
The $1.1 billion 2017-18 Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure budget will see work continue on major projects and 990 kilometres (km) of provincial highways across Saskatchewan over the coming year.
Province Maintains Elected School Boards
Plan to Balance in Three Years
Saskatchewan residents continue to benefit from better access to physicians with the addition of more than 750 new doctors over the past 10 years. This represents a 44 per cent increase in overall physician numbers compared to 2007, and includes a 53 per cent increase in specialists and a 37 per cent increase in general practitioners.