economy

Harpauer to highlight fiscal stabilization in upcoming meeting with Morneau

Dec 16, 2019 | 9:30am

Improving fiscal stabilization for all Canadian provinces will be the focus of Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer when Canada’s finance ministers come together in Ottawa on Tuesday for their annual meeting. “Canada’s Premiers recently reached a consensus that changes to fiscal stabilization are needed,” Harpauer said in a release.  “Program funding is not sufficient for […]

Morneau to provide update on federal books as provinces push for more help

Dec 16, 2019 | 8:40am

OTTAWA – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide his first update for Canadians today on the state of the economy – and the government’s books – since the October election. The update comes as Morneau prepares to host provincial finance ministers for two days of talks this week, in which the amount of federal […]

Morneau will unveil report on Canadian economy Monday

Dec 13, 2019 | 8:59pm

The Trudeau Liberals will deliver a report on the state of the economy and federal finances first thing next week. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is tweeting that a fiscal update will be made public on Monday. On Monday, we will provide an update to Canadians on the state of our economy, and on Canada's fiscal […]

Sask. Trade Minister still has questions on USMCA deal, but says its a positive

Dec 12, 2019 | 7:00am

Saskatchewan’s trade minister is happy to see the new USMCA deal get finalized, but Jeremy Harrison still has some questions. While the deal will be great because of the trade relationship between Saskatchewan and the U-S, Harrison says he has echoed some concerns to Ottawa about one area in particular. “Softwood lumber and the dispute […]

Liberals to release fiscal update before Christmas, Morneau says

Dec 9, 2019 | 12:27pm

OTTAWA — The Liberal government will provide an update on federal finances before MPs head home for the holidays. “Our plan is to have a fiscal update before Christmas so we can update Canadians on the state of the economy,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said after he took the first step to provide a tax cut the […]

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent

Dec 6, 2019 | 2:35pm

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis in November, pushing the unemployment rate higher and raising the possibility the Bank of Canada may cut interest rates next year. Statistics Canada said Friday the economy lost 71,200 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose four-tenths of a […]

NDP says no to Moe’s call for immediate action to be taken to end CN Rail strike

Nov 21, 2019 | 12:10pm

Premier Scott Moe attempted to move an emergency motion in the legislative assembly on Thursday morning calling for immediate action to be taken to resolve the CN Rail strike. The motion that was subsequently blocked by the Official Opposition was worded as follows: That this Assembly call on the federal government to immediately end the […]

SCA lobbied the province about the economy at the Legislature on Construction Lobby Day

Oct 29, 2019 | 8:45pm

Making sure construction is a part of Saskatchewan’s economy and growth was a big part of the Saskatchewan Construction Association’s Construction Lobby Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The association says members gathered outside of question period to talk to ministers on the state of the provincial economy and the role of construction in supporting […]

Mining Suppliers Would Like More Companies To Buy Locally

Sep 27, 2019 | 12:00pm

Local spending could nearly quadruple the impact on the Saskatchewan economy. A new study commissioned by the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association and performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that each dollar spent exclusively with local suppliers would generate $1.51 in total economic benefit to the province compared to the 39 cents that would be generated […]

Study shows U of R business schools contributed $211m last year

Sep 20, 2019 | 4:02pm

A new study shows how big of an impact business schools at the University of Regina have both socially and economically. The results from a study conducted by Economic Development Regina were presented at an event on Friday morning from the university’s College Avenue Campus. The numbers measure how significant the Paul J. Hill School of Business, […]