provincial politics

SUMA Calling On Ottawa to Reverse Proposed Changes to Canada Community Building Fund

SUMA Calling On Ottawa to Reverse Proposed Changes to Canada Community Building Fund

Feb 28, 2024 | 12:06pm
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the federal government to roll back proposed changes to the Canada Community Building Fund. Its a federal program to have dollars flow through the provinces to the municipalities to build or repair infrastructure. The proposed changes include language around affordable housing, which just adds more regulation and […]
Heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

Heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

Dec 31, 2023 | 6:04am
Canada’s price on pollution is supposed to help battle global warming, but as it nears its fifth anniversary, nothing in Canadian politics is hotter. Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has so successfully convinced Canadians the carbon price is to blame for inflation that he even earned begrudging respect for his “axe the tax” campaign from Prime […]
Walters stepping down as Sask Progress Party leader

Walters stepping down as Sask Progress Party leader

Sep 29, 2023 | 10:31am
Just a few months after its new branding became official, the Saskatchewan Progress Party will be looking for a new leader. Jeff Walters anmnounced on social media he will be stepping down as leader and stepping away from politics, and a party leadership race will soon be called. Walters said that he believes it is essential for […]

Prairie premiers’ fears about Lametti comments have ‘no grounding in truth’: Trudeau

Apr 12, 2023 | 12:20pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing prairie premiers of distorting the words of his justice minister after comments David Lametti made at a meeting of Assembly of First Nations chiefs last week. Lametti told the meeting he would commit to “looking at” federal-provincial natural resource transfer agreements, after some chiefs called for Ottawa to repeal […]

“Saskatchewan First Act” Passes Final Reading

Mar 16, 2023 | 10:19am

The Saskatchewan First Act is now on its way to the Lieutenant Governor for royal ascent. The act is meant to assert provincial jurisdiction over various aspects of the economy, environment and law, that is usually under the juristiction of the federal government. First Nations groups like the FSIN and the Metis Nation Saskatchewan are […]

Province announces ‘Affordability cheque’ of $500 to go to all residents over age 18

Aug 22, 2022 | 4:53pm

Premier Scott Moe announced that people over the age of 18 will receive a $500 affordability tax credit cheque this fall as part of the provincial government’s first quarter financial update that will be announced tomorrow. Moe sent out the announcement on his social media channels late Monday afternoon, pointing out rising costs that many are facing. […]

Conservatives reclaim majority in Manitoba, Liberals lose party status

Sep 11, 2019 | 5:27am

The Progressive Conservatives held onto majority power in Manitoba, however finishing with several seats fewer than the record-40 they won last time to end nearly 20 years of NDP power. Premier elect Brian Pallister won his second majority government in Tuesday’s election with promises to carry on with tax reductions and streamlining health care. Pallister […]

SK government once again being called on to introduce vaping legislation

Jun 21, 2019 | 11:28am

The call to introduce legislation on vaping is being made again. The Canadian Cancer Society makes the call after a Canadian study released in the British Medical Journal showed a dramatic rise in youth vaping and youth smoking with reports that students in Grade 5 and 6 are vaping. Spokesperson Donna Pasiechnik says the government […]