provincial government

Legislature set to resume Monday, March 4th

Legislature set to resume Monday, March 4th

Feb 29, 2024 | 11:40am
The break is almost over for provincial politicians, and the road ahead looks to be bumpy at best. The Legislature will resume sitting on Monday, Match 4th at 1:30pm. This is the last sitting ahead of an expected election call. Under legislation, the government has to hold an election on, or before October 28th. Of […]
Teacher Strike Action Continues Across Saskatchewan

Teacher Strike Action Continues Across Saskatchewan

Feb 26, 2024 | 5:00am
Over the February break there were no new talks between the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, and the provincial government’s bargaining team to try and end the labour dispute which has seen multiple levels of job action over the last few weeks. Teachers will not come to the bargaining table unless the provincial government agrees to bargain […]
STF announce one-day job action for seven school divisions

STF announce one-day job action for seven school divisions

Feb 24, 2024 | 12:11pm
Teachers across Saskatchewan have given notice of one-day job actions set to take place on Tuesday, affecting various locations throughout the province. According to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), these actions will include rotating strikes, withdrawal of noon-hour supervision, and withdrawal of extracurricular activities.  By law, 48 hours’ notice is required for job action, but […]
Teachers to resume job action on Monday

Teachers to resume job action on Monday

Feb 23, 2024 | 11:17am
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has announced its next steps in job action, as it continues to negotiate with the provincial government over a new contract. On Monday, there will be a province wide ban on extra-curricular activities. That means teachers will not take part in things like sports, drama, music, band, science clubs, intramurals, rehearsals, […]
Provinces ask Ottawa for indefinite pause on expansion of assisted dying eligibility

Provinces ask Ottawa for indefinite pause on expansion of assisted dying eligibility

Jan 30, 2024 | 8:12am
Most of the provinces and territories have signed a letter asking the federal government to indefinitely pause its plans to expand eligibility for assisted dying.  A parliamentary committee reported Monday that the health system is not ready for the assisted dying regime to include people whose only condition is a mental illness. That expansion was […]
Teachers May Announce Next Steps in Dispute with Sask Government

Teachers May Announce Next Steps in Dispute with Sask Government

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:11am
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation may lay out its next moves in its on-going labour dispute with the provincial government. So far, teachers across the province have staged two one day strikes. The main issue is classroom size and complexity. The STF believes this needs to be bargained with the provincial government. The Sask Party government […]
Finance ministers to talk housing, pensions and economy at annual meeting

Finance ministers to talk housing, pensions and economy at annual meeting

Dec 15, 2023 | 10:22am
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and her provincial and territorial counterparts say housing, pensions and economic growth will be hot topics as they gather in Toronto for their annual meeting. “I am sure that we will be discussing housing, which is the central priority for so many Canadians today,” she said in opening remarks delivered before […]
Saskatchewan and Alberta denounce new proposed Methane limits for oil and gas sector

Saskatchewan and Alberta denounce new proposed Methane limits for oil and gas sector

Dec 4, 2023 | 2:16pm
The controlled release or burning of methane from oil and gas production sites will be almost entirely barred by 2030 under proposed regulations outlined Monday by Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault. The proposed regulations seek to implement a new target to cut methane leaks and releases from the oil and gas industry by at least 75 per cent over 2012 […]
Saskatchewan has highest family violence rate in the country

Saskatchewan has highest family violence rate in the country

Nov 21, 2023 | 3:30pm
New data from Statistics Canada shows a disturbing trend in Saskatchewan when it comes to family violence and intimate partner violence. Saskatchewan has the highest per capita rate of this type of violence, with 732 reported cases of intimate partner violence for every 100,000 people.  The family violence number is similar with 730 cases of […]
Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Oct 23, 2023 | 11:31am
The President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association says a few things from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement surprised him. The federal government announced a $77-million investment into Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program to help producers financially impacted by drought this season. Grant McLellan says he hoped the announcement came around the same time as the province’s in August, […]