The Saskatchewan Government opened the third session of the 27th Legislature Wednesday with the reading of the Speech from the Throne.
The speech outlined the Sask. Party government's agenda for the upcoming session.
Key announcements included a new program enabling seniors with severe health concerns to receive house calls; a new "Student First approach" to education involving consultations with students, parents and educators; a statement of intent to introduce tougher legislation with respect to impaired driving; support for SIAST in efforts to evolve into a polytechnic school and a commitment to introduce anti-bullying measures.
The speech was said to address "the challenges of growth," according to a government release.
"Saskatchewan continues to grow — more people, more jobs, more economic activity," Premier Brad Wall said in the release. "Growth creates many new opportunities and it also creates many new challenges. Our government is working hard to meet those challenges and ensure all Saskatchewan people share in the benefits of a growing economy."
In a release, Saskatchewan NDP Leader Cam Broten said the speech is "backward-looking" and "doesn't give people any indication that this government will hold up its end of the deal when it comes to fixing the things that matter."
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