The spring sitting of the Saskatchewan Legislature starts today (Mon), and lasts for 10 weeks.
The governing Sask. Party is expected to tout the economy’s growth, its record on recruiting healthcare workers, recent trade missions to India and Japan, and helping residents with affordability measures. The Saskatchewan First Act – legislation that re-affirms the province’s exclusive jurisdiction over its natural resources – is expected to pass.
The Opposition NDP is expected to grill the Moe government over job creation in the province, healthcare, affordability, and again call for the removal of PST on construction labour.
The session will also see the Saskatchewan United Party take a seat at the Legislature, with former Independent MLA Nadine Wilson as leader. The Unity Party’s platform includes, among other things, protecting Saskatchewan’s firearms laws and industries such as agriculture and energy, and champion parental involvement in the education system.