The Government of Saskatchewan today introduced a series of legislative amendments to improve conflict of interest rules for municipal governments.
The Government of Saskatchewan has passed amendments to pension regulations for the City of Regina pension plan. These amendments will come into force on January 1, 2016 and, along with changes being made to the City of Regina pension plan, will bring the plan into compliance with Saskatchewan pension law.
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to address the major issue of sexual violence and abuse through the #WhoWillYouHelpSK public awareness campaign. The campaign calls on all citizens to value and protect people, particularly vulnerable women and girls, who are at the highest risk of violence and abuse.
Crews have begun installing 80 km/hr speed signs along Highway 1 between Regina and Balgonie. The reduced speeds will take effect before the end of the week.
Amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act Part on essential services were introduced today by Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan.
Safer driving has led to 19 per cent fewer fatalities and 18 per cent fewer injuries in the first year of tougher traffic safety laws, according to preliminary numbers from SGI. The numbers are for the year-long period July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Traffic law changes in Saskatchewan took effect June 27, 2014 as a result of recommendations made by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety.
The publicly-funded influenza (flu) vaccine will be available in Saskatchewan beginning October 19. All residents six months and older can receive it for free.
Saskatchewan residents are benefitting from improved access to physicians with the addition of more than 500 new doctors since 2007.
In September 2015, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent (seasonally adjusted), marking two consecutive years the province has had the lowest unemployment rate among the provinces. The national unemployment rate in September stood at 7.1 per cent.
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking action to ensure the safety and security of staff, the public and offenders at the Prince Albert Correctional Centre by opening a new 144 bed expansion.