Saskatchewan & Manitoba This Week

What to Expect

Premier Moe was once again stumping for more international trade partners, visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The purpose of the trip highlights the Saskatchewan Party government’s priority of growing and diversifying exports to stimulate economic growth.

In Manitoba, the government continues to make spending announcements, including $15 million this week for road repairs. The emergency funding is a first and will deal with a particularly damaging winter for Manitoba’s roads.

The Week That Was

Saskatchewan

The deadline for entry into the NDP opposition leadership race closed with only two candidates, Carla Beck the current MLA for Regina-Lakeview and Katelyn Harvey, a former NDP candidate and Saskatoon lawyer.

The Saskatchewan government announced plans to raise minimum wage incrementally from its current rate of $11.81 per hour to $15 per hour by October 2024.

The NDP opposition proposed a one per cent royalty hike that could be used to give the people of Saskatchewan a cost-of-living rebate. The proposal was rejected by the Saskatchewan Party government.

Manitoba

The Manitoba government is providing Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) to individuals and municipalities experiencing damage to infrastructure, private residences, farms, or small businesses due to impacts of the 2022 spring flooding.

Due to the impact of the 2022 spring flooding on Manitoba’s roads and highway infrastructure, the province is investing $15 million in a one-time grant program that will provide municipalities with financial support for road reconstruction, rehabilitation, and preservation projects.

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