Saskatchewan and Manitoba This Week

What to Expect

Saskatchewan

Agriculture will be the big story in both provinces this week, with discussions centring on the federal proposal to limit fertilizer use by 30 per cent. Further to that, Saskatchewan farmers also have to deal with grasshoppers.

Manitoba

A new Lieutenant Governor will be a topic of political discussions in Manitoba this week. Former Liberal MP Anita Neville has been appointed to the role.

The Week That Was

Saskatchewan

As part of the 2021-22 to 2025-26 Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, the federal and provincial governments have announced that, starting on September 1, 2022, parent fees for regulated child care will be reduced by an average of 70 per cent compared to March 2021 levels.

Saskatchewan is expanding the eligibility for fourth doses (second booster) of COVID-19 vaccinations to all residents aged 18 and older who have received a third dose four months ago or longer, effective Monday, August 15, 2022.

Manitoba

The Government of Manitoba has announced more than $5.4 million in new funding to community agencies as part of the province’s first whole-of-government strategy to end homelessness.  

The provincial government is providing $4.8 million to Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) to improve direct flight connectivity from Winnipeg to major international markets and spur economic growth for the province. The $4.8-million investment is part of the province’s $50-million Pandemic Long-Term Recovery Fund, administered by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. 

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