The Saskatchewan NDP’s Municipal Affairs critic attended the SUMA regional meeting in Yorkton today (Tue). Nicole Rancourt says municipal revenue sharing was a hot topic of discussion.
“Communities are really wanting to ensure that the government continues to provide that revenue for them,” Rancourt said. “It’s a consistent revenue that helps them have stable, predictable funding [for] when they’re making their budgets.”
She says SUMA wants better communication with the Saskatchewan government.
“In this last budget the communication was not what you would expect for when you have a partnership, and they need to make sure that we communicate any changes that’s going to be happening” She explained.
Rancourt says they support the program.
“The Saskatchewan NDP have said they will continue the revenue sharing…all community leaders have been saying that it’s been a program that’s been working for them…and we’ll continue to support that program.”
SaskParty leadership candidate also in Yorkton
Saskatoon Sask Party M-L-A Gord Wyant was in Yorkton, campaigning for the party’s leadership. He says many residents are interested in his vision for the party’s future.
“We’re talking about the founding principles of our party, how our party was founded and the basis upon which it was founded,” Wyant stated. “We’re talking about using those principles…to build on the great success that we’ve had under our current Premier over the last ten years.”
Wyant paid a visit to the SUMA Regional Meeting.
“They got some challenges with respect to infrastructure, whether it’s water, wastewater, sewage, those kinds of things,” Wyant said. “We’re hearing a lot of that [and] we’re hearing a lot of issues around roads”
Wyant also told delegates that he’s the best-qualified candidate to become the next leader of the party, and Premier of Saskatchewan.
The Saskatoon M-L-A is a lawyer, who has served on a Saskatoon school board and Saskatoon city council.