MLA Report (14 January 2010)
Promising Year Ahead For 2010
There are many positives in Saskatchewan today. For example, we were the only province in 2009 to show any kind of significant job growth. Last year, we had the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Highways are being fixed and more schools are being built. Saskatchewan is closing the gap on Alberta in terms of being one of the best investment climates in Canada. All of the major economic forecasters are predicting Saskatchewan’s economy will lead the country in growth this year. Taxes are down, wages are up and the provincial debt has been reduced by more than 40 per cent. Our population is at a new record high.
There are challenges, but our government is committed to meeting them head on. The 2009-10 budget remains balanced. Spending restraint and the province’s growing economy will play key roles in balancing the 2010-11 budget. Industry experts are predicting potash prices will increase. Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry is expected to have a strong year.
In 2010, Saskatchewan people will continue to live by the steadfast values of integrity, honesty, optimism and compassion. Even during challenging economic times, our province continues to move forward and to live by our motto, “from many peoples strength.”
Past MLA Reports