Minister Harrison says Saskatchewan’s resilience is main reason behind economic position it’s in

Thanks to the resilience of Saskatchewan people, the province is dealing with COVID-19 better than others.

Trade Minister Jeremy Harrison is making that statement as the province is in the first stages of Phase 2 of its re-opening plan.

Harrison says the province has found a way to balance the impact COVID-19 has had when it comes to public safety and weathering the economic storm we have all had to deal with.

“The fact we have had the least impact to the labour market of any jurisdiction in Canada is a testament that you can do both.” Harrison said Wednesday. “We have the second lowest unemployment rate amongst the provinces and we have actually seen some growth because we are a trade-based economy with our exports leading the way.  We have had one of the best public health outcomes despite the challenges and we have had one of the best economic outcomes.  A lot of that can be attributed to the people of this province.”

Harrison adds he is sensing a lot of excitement from people, but we have to remain cautious and deliberate when it comes to setting a target date for Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan so that the path the province is navigating continues to be successful.

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