Sask. Party plays up its contributions to Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Party says it is focused on keeping Saskatoon’s economy strong.

During an announcement on Friday morning from Q-Line Trucking in Saskatoon, Sask. Party leader Scott Moe said if they are re-elected in the provincial election they will continue to invest in the city.

Moe said since 2007, the government has invested more than $1.8 billion in infrastructure in the city including $257 million for the construction of the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital and $229 million for the construction of the Health Sciences Building at the University of Saskatchewan among other projects.

“Saskatoon is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic cities in Canada,” he stated. “We have supported that growth by making strategic investments in infrastructure, health care, education, culture and research and by providing incentives for industry to innovate and expand.”

Moe continued by saying the city has received nearly $50 million in municipal revenue sharing – a 180 per cent increase since 2007.

“We have an ambitious growth plan with clear objectives, including creating 100,000 new jobs by 2030, boosting exports by 50 per cent, and tripling the size of our growing tech sector based in Saskatoon,” announced Moe.

He added how the Sask. Party government has supported Saskatoon’s culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and quality of life with major investments.

(With files from Moises Canales and CJWW)

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