Back to Business in the Legislature

The legislature will begin sitting, Monday as MLA’s file back to tackle a number of issues including the provincial budget, COVID, and the war in Ukraine.

Adding to the political temperature, the opposition NDP are in the early stages of a leadership contest, after the resignation of leader Ryan Meili.

Carla Beck has emerged as the first candidate to pursue the NDP leadership, backed up by several other prominent New Democrats like Trent Wotherspoon and Nicole Saurer.

The government’s handling of COVID will be one of the hot topics, including the government’s decision to stop daily reporting of new infection numbers, and the end of health restrictions.

Next week, the provincial government will be releasing its 2022-2023 budget.

With WTI crude oil selling at over $100.00 per barrel, nearly double last year’s price it will be interesting to see how the government deals with it.  Prices are nudging up for other key products from Saskatchewan like wheat, and potash. All of that should have a positive impact on the government’s bottom line.

One topic the two parties aren’t expected to disagree on too much, is Ukraine.  The opposition has called for a bi-partisan approach to the growing war.

Saskatchewan has announced its intention to take in refugees, vowing to streamline the process as much as possible.

The house is scheduled to sit for 11 weeks.

-Editor’s note-

620CKRM will have complete coverage of the provincial budget, Wednesday March 23rd.

 

 

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