MLA Report (23 November 2007)
New Era Begins in Saskatchewan
On November 7th, people in this constituency and across Saskatchewan voted for change. On November 21st, we got that change when Brad Wall and his new cabinet were sworn into office. I was honoured to have been asked by Premier Wall to serve as the Minister of Environment.
Since 1971, people in the Martensville Constituency have had representation at the cabinet table for just two years (Bill Neudorf from 1989-91). I pledge to represent your interests within government and within cabinet to the best of my ability. It is an honour to serve, and I intend to be mindful of the people who have sent me on their behalf.
The Saskatchewan Party government has a simple agenda. That is to fulfill the promises we made to you during the election campaign – the promises that were laid out in our platform document. That document will serve as our guiding principle during the next four years.
On November 8, one day after we received our mandate from you, we delivered on our first promise to set fixed election dates. As a result, the next provincial election will be held on Monday November 7, 2011. Mark your calendars.
The legislature is being called into session with a Speech from the Throne on December 10. This will be the shortest period between an election and the start of a new session in Saskatchewan's history. Our government has work to do and no time to waste. The throne speech will outline the new government’s priorities as we move forward in coming months.
A piece of information many have been asking is in regard to the PST removal on used vehicles. Legislation will be introduced as soon as possible to enable this. In the meantime, our promise is still valid. You will need to continue to pay the PST until we get the legislation changed, but please save your receipts. The PST will be rebated in full for any purchases made after November 8th.
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