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MLA McLeod's Report from the Legislature – May 23, 2024 – DiscoverMooseJaw.com

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Below is Representative Tim McLeod's report from the Legislature dated May 23, 2024.

The views expressed below are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Golden West.

Saskatchewan continues to be a growing province and its best days are yet to come. Saskatoon and Regina are two of the fastest growing and youngest cities in Canada, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada. Out of 41 cities, Saskatoon was the fourth fastest growing city with an annual population growth rate of 4.8 percent, while Regina ranked eighth with growth of 4.1 percent. Saskatoon is also the youngest city in Canada with a median age of 36.8 years, and Regina is the fifth youngest with a median age of 37.8 years.

Gone are the days when Saskatchewan's population declined due to the migration of many young people. Today, Saskatchewan offers many opportunities for young people to build great careers. Together with the great people of this province, our government is committed to keeping our economy strong.

More exports abroad mean more jobs here at home. In 2023, Saskatchewan exported $7.28 billion worth of agricultural and food products to the Indo-Pacific region. The billions of dollars in high-value exports to the Indo-Pacific region are the result of the strong and sustainable agricultural sector here in Saskatchewan. Our government will remain committed to our trade partnerships that support Saskatchewan's economic goals while feeding a growing global population.

Inflation continues to fall in Saskatchewan, too, thanks in part to our government's decision to repeal Trudeau and Singh's carbon tax on heating bills. Saskatchewan's inflation rate fell to 1 percent in April, well below the national average of 2.7 percent. Just imagine how much inflation would fall if the Liberal-New Zealand coalition government repealed this carbon tax on everything for everyone.

Our government is committed to sustaining Saskatchewan's population and economy growth. A strong and growing economy means a better future with more opportunities and more investment in our classrooms, care and communities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 306-692-8884 or [email protected].