Legislative Report
(21 January 2010)

Support For Haiti

As the tragedy created by the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti January 12 continued to unfold, Saskatchewan people took action. While many have already given to the international relief effort that is now underway, there is more to be done.

As a province, our government made a $250,000 contribution from the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing to the Red Cross. Media outlets across Saskatchewan devoted either all or part of their programming to helping the Haitian people.

Even a small donation will supply a family with the basic necessities such as food and clean water. Ensuring that your donation gets to the people who need it most is important, which is why we encourage people to give to well-established aid organizations, such as:

Despite the tragedy these disasters produce, they also remind us of what is truly important in life, and the obligation we have to assist those who are suffering.

Public Meetings On Power

By 2020, our current supply of power will no longer be able to meet the needs of Saskatchewan families, which is why our government is holding non-partisan hearings across the province. The second round of those hearings is now underway. Our government is committed to exploring all forms of energy generation options including, gas turbines, cogeneration, clean coal, wind, hydro, biomass, solar, import contracts and nuclear. By doing so, we can determine the best way to meet Saskatchewan’s future energy needs in the most affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly manner. The meetings  started on January 18 in Lloydminster and will end on January 29 in Regina. For more information check the meeting schedule on the Legislative Assembly website.

Olympic Torch In Saskatchewan

When the Olympic Torch shone across our province earlier this month, so too did the spirit of Saskatchewan people. Thousands of enthusiastic people turned out to see the Olympic flame, participate in a variety of activities and be a part of history. The Torch travelled through 38 Saskatchewan communities over four days. Kudos to the hosting communities for the great job they did organizing events, engaging their residents and embracing the Torch Relay. Eight communities were designated as Celebration Communities, and received $45,000 apiece to create a lasting legacy in each of their communities. To find out more about the legacy items around the province, check this link.

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