Saskatchewan and Manitoba This Week

What to Expect

Saskatchewan

Following Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne, Saskatchewan will be focused on the privatization of liquor stores and other legislative commitments to come in this session, including defending the province’s resource industry from Ottawa, crime, and less controversial items like the creation of 200 new educational assistant positions in school classrooms.

Manitoba

Manitoba, meanwhile, is preparing for a Throne Speech on November 15, where Premier Stefanson will look to reset the government’s agenda in preparation for elections in the fall of 2023.

The Week That Was

Saskatchewan

As mentioned above, The Moe government outlined its priorities in the Speech from the Throne delivered by Lieutenant General Russ Mirasty. To read a list of outlined projects and objectives of the Saskatchewan government, click here.

In a bid to cut costs and stimulate the economy, Saskatchewan wants to remove itself from the liquor retailing industry to become privatized like neighbouring Alberta.

Saskatchewan has announced a new Crown Corporation to oversee lotteries and gaming within the province. It will be called Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan, scheduled to begin operations in April of 2023.

Manitoba

Last week, Manitoba held its municipal elections. Some of the notable re-elected and newly elected Mayors are Jeff Fawcett in Brandon, Scott Gillingham in Winnipeg, Sharilyn Knox in Portage la Prairie, and Earl Funk in Steinbach.

A group of Manitoba government officials, economic development partners, industry representatives, and Indigenous leaders are set to venture out to California to discuss the potential of the province’s local film and digital media production sector.

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