The spring sitting of the Legislature, and the first one of 2018, returns this Monday afternoon.
MLA’s from across the province will make their way to Regina for the first time in three months. But in those three months, there’s been a lot of change.
- Sask. Premier Brad Wall wraps up political career Thursday
- Scott Moe elected as 15th Premier of Saskatchewan
- Ryan Meili in as the new Saskatchewan NDP leader
Several new politicians were elected to , Brad Wall retired and two new leaders of the province’s dominant parties were elected.
Ryan Meili is one of those leaders. The former physician representing the riding of Saskatoon-Meewasin was elected the new leader of the Saskatchewan NDP party just nine days ago, taking over from interim leader Nicole Sarauer.
Most notable and apparent is the change at the top. Scott Moe is in as the leader of the Saskatchewan Party and the new Premier, succeeding the outgoing Brad Wall after he was elected to the role on January 27th.
Moe said he’s excited to enter sitting as the Premier and execute his party’s agenda for the province.
“It’s my first session and I think there will be a real focus on the budget we’re bringing forward,” he mused. “We’re in year two of our plan to balance the budget on behalf of the people of the province of Saskatchewan. I think it’s important to note we do have a three year plan and we remain on track.”
- New Premier Scott Moe sworn in, introduces Cabinet
- Premier Scott Moe announces provincial budget for April 10th
- Saskatchewan Party wins all three byelections held Thursday
Perhaps the most interesting thing, noted Moe, is the changes in leadership on both sides of the aisle.
“I think it’s fair to say when there’s two leaders, there will be different dynamics,” he said. “You’ve seen over the past number of years (the changes) with Brad Wall, Miss Sarauer, as well Mr. Broten, as well as Mr. Wotherspoon, as well Mr. Nielsen.”
“But the opposition has a job to do and the government has a job to do.”