MLA Report (16 June 2009)
Good News Announcements Continue
Important infrastructure projects continue to be announced and local communities in this constituency are sharing in those benefits through money for local projects. Those projects include watermain replacements in Osler, the Warman shop site rehabilitation in Corman Park, improvements to the Kinsmen Park in Martensville, and improvements to a section of Highway 12 north of Hepburn. A total of $3.4 million in federa and provincial money has been allotted for these projects. The main intake for recent Building Canada Fund applications has still to be processed, so there should be more announcements coming soon.
The NDP recently picked a new leader. Instead of moving forward and looking to the future, the NDP went back – way back – to its past and chose Dwain Lingenfelter, who was first elected in 1978. Lingenfelter was part of the Allan Blakeney government that created the Land Bank and nationalized the resource industry. More recently under Roy Romanow, Saskatchewan lost 10,000 people during Dwain Lingenfelter’s last two years as Deputy Premier. Since the Sask Party formed government in November 2007, we have worked hard to turn this province around. We are seeing record population growth, record job growth and one of the only provinces in Canada to be running surplus budgets. Now is not the time to give all of that up and go backwards with Dwain Lingenfelter and the NDP. Saskatchewan will continue to move forward and prosper under Premier Brad Wall’s leadership.
Other important news from the last few weeks include an announcement toward redevelopment of the Prince Albert pulp mill. We have signed a letter of intent with Iogen Energy which proposes re-development of the site which will see the construction of a first-of-its-kind facility to convert cereal straw into a low-carbon emission fuel that can be used in today’s vehicles. The final project may also include a power plant that would produce green power.
Your Saskatchewan Party government also announced an additional $22 million in student loan enhancements to keep post-secondary education affordable for low and middle income families. These improvements will ensure all Saskatchewan people can receive the education, skills training and resources they need to build their careers and their futures.
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