Dustin Duncan

NDP Uses FOI Request to Shine a Light on Government Trip to Paris

NDP Uses FOI Request to Shine a Light on Government Trip to Paris

Mar 5, 2024 | 2:16pm
The NDP is demanding to know why Crowns Minister Dustin Duncan spent over 2,347 Euros, or about $3500.00 Canadian for a car service in Paris. Duncan, his chief of staff and others were in the “City of Light” last November for the World Nuclear Exhibition. The NDP is pointing to documents it received in “Freedom […]
Province sets record for natural gas consumption

Province sets record for natural gas consumption

Jan 19, 2024 | 10:33am
Saskatchewan faced an extraordinary surge in natural gas demand during the recent cold spell, shattering previous records. On Jan. 12, the province hit a peak consumption rate of 1.70 petajoules per day, surpassing the previous record set in 2022. Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy, Dustin Duncan, said that the removal of the carbon tax from home […]
Christian group says it influenced Saskatchewan government over pronoun rules

Christian group says it influenced Saskatchewan government over pronoun rules

Sep 8, 2023 | 12:47pm
By Jeremy Simes, The Canadian Press Tanya Gaw, founder of Action4Canada, said her group urged the Saskatchewan government to ban Planned Parenthood from schools and SOGI 123, a sexual health resource, months before the province did so. Gaw said Action4Canada got more than 10,000 emails, on behalf of petitioners, sent to former education minister Dustin Duncan and Premier […]

Saskatchewan government suspends Planned Parenthood presentations in schools

Jun 22, 2023 | 4:27pm

Saskatchewan’s education minister has suspended Planned Parenthood from making presentations in classrooms after the organization took “inappropriate” sexual material to a high school. Dustin Duncan said Thursday that the material, a pamphlet, was recently obtained by a Grade 9 student at the school in Lumsden, north of Regina. It included graphic, sexual words beginning with […]

Teachers’ union: Government still not listening

May 2, 2023 | 3:28pm

After promising some money to school divisions in the wake of a rally in front of the Legislature over the weekend, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is saying it’s not enough. In a media release issued today, STF President Samantha Becotte said it will take $400 million to restore funding back to 2012 levels. “Government’s failure […]

Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation opens its virtual doors to employment

Mar 28, 2023 | 10:00am

Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation, the province’s new provincial online school and crown corporation, will be hiring up to 90 new teaching positions. The Sask DLC is expected to employ 150 educators with 60 teachers transferring about 60 from the Sun West School Division and the rest hired directly. Their main office in in Kenaston but […]

Teachers union asking why new distance learning Crown corporation is being rushed

Dec 7, 2022 | 4:30pm

The provincial government announced their intention to set up a crown corporation for Distance Learning, which leaves the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) asking…. why? The STF said the government is “proceeding blindly without meaningful consultation”, according to a media release, and that the aggressive timeline suggests a lack of awareness of the current state of […]

Students will have access to centralized online learning come fall of 2023

Oct 7, 2022 | 5:31am

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that it’s centralizing online learning for Saskatchewan students and it’ll come into effect for the 2023-24 school year. This centralized model will provide any class from kindergarten to grade 12 for any Saskatchewan student who chooses to study online and it’s all free of charge. This option will allow students, […]

Displaced Ukrainians to receive pair of benefits

Oct 5, 2022 | 10:04am

Recently displaced Ukrainians will be the recipients of a pair of benefits from the provincial government. The government announced that families are now eligible through the Canada Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel for income support benefits to help with the cost of raising children under age 18. This is an expansion of the Canada Child […]

Government appoints three administrators for independent schools

Aug 22, 2022 | 11:19am

A trio of administrators have been appointed by the province to oversee operations at Legacy Christian Academy, Grace Christian School and Regent Christian Academy. The three are all former superintendents or division directors, the government said in a media release. Mike Walters will oversee Legacy Christian Academy, Dave Derksen at Grace Christian School and Randy […]