Saskatchewan legislature News

Legislation changes passed April 10, 2017 aim to help people leave abusive relationships and provide counselling.

Sask. legislation change aims to help people escape abuse

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 6:19pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

The province has passed legislation to help people escape domestic violence and abuse.

Legislation introduced and passed Monday means people will be able to give 28-days...

A reduction to the wages of MLAs and political staff proposed by Premier Brad Wall is expected to save about $500,000 a year.

Wall asks MLAs, ministers to take 3.5% wage cut

By 650 CKOM March 7, 2017 - 12:15pm Updated: March 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

The province will be cutting from the top as it looks to trim its deficit.

Premier Brad Wall has asked all ministers, MLAs and political staff to take a 3.5 per cent...

Minister Don McMorris spoke with media after being charged with impaired driving on Aug. 6, 2016.

McMorris returns to Sask. Party caucus, new MLA sworn-in on 1st day of spring session

By Sarah Mills March 6, 2017 - 1:56pm Updated: March 6, 2017 - 4:41pm

It was a busy day on the first day back of the spring session.

Don McMorris made a return to the government caucus. He had stepped away from the caucus, and as his roles...

Premier Brad Wall said the government passed key legislation during fall session, including new impaired driving laws.

Drunk driving, deficit focus of fall session in the legislature

By Sarah Mills December 1, 2016 - 6:20am Updated: December 1, 2016 - 6:20am

While the death of Roger Parent was the immediate focus of the legislature, Wednesday was the last day of the fall session.   

A number of issues had been raised – from...

Roger Parent was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 2011 provincial election.

Saskatoon MLA Roger Parent diagnosed with cancer

By 650 CKOM November 29, 2016 - 10:36am Updated: November 29, 2016 - 10:45am

A provincial politician is going public with his personal health.

Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Roger Parent has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

In a statement...

Saskatchewan legislative building, February 2016.

NDP bill introduced in legislature to end PTSD investigations by WCB

By JT Marshall June 24, 2016 - 6:59am Updated: June 24, 2016 - 8:47am

A NDP bill on how workers' compensation deals with people living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was tabled in the Saskatchewan legislature Thursday.

Currently,...

Sask. speech from the throne highlights election promises

By Sarah Mills May 17, 2016 - 3:02pm Updated: May 18, 2016 - 6:14am

There are few surprises in the 2016 speech from the throne, as it contains much of the promises made by the Saskatchewan Party in the election.

The big spending promises...

Premier Brad Wall greets new MLAs at first Sask. Party caucus meeting.

Crowded room at 1st Sask. Party caucus meeting

By Sarah Mills April 6, 2016 - 4:51pm Updated: April 7, 2016 - 6:37am

The new 51-member Saskatchewan Party caucus met for the first time at the legislature on Wednesday.

Brad Wall arrived last to applause saying, "I like how full this room...

Pat Shaw has served as Saskatchewan's sergeant-at-arms for more than two decades.

Hanging up the hat: Pat Shaw retires as Saskatchewan's sergeant-at-arms

By Sarah Mills December 22, 2015 - 6:42am Updated: December 22, 2015 - 6:42am

A familiar face is saying goodbye to the Saskatchewan legislature this week. After two decades, Pat Shaw is hanging up his ceremonial hat as the sergeant-at-arms.

The...

Brad Wall finds global interest in Sask. carbon capture technology

By Sarah Mills December 1, 2015 - 12:45pm Updated: December 2, 2015 - 8:23am

Premier Brad Wall feels his time at the climate change summit in Paris was well spent.

Wall went to promote SaskPower's carbon capture and storage project at Boundary...

John Nilson and Ken Krawetz are both retiring as MLAs.

Family sacrifice recognized as retiring Sask. MLAs say farewell

By Sarah Mills, Courtney Markewich November 27, 2015 - 7:57am Updated: November 27, 2015 - 10:25am

As 10 Saskatchewan MLAs said goodbye to the legislature Thursday, each looked up to family in the gallery to say thanks.

Nine SaskParty MLAs and one NDP MLA are retiring...

Protestors rally in support of Syrian refugees outside the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

'Refugees are welcome here!' Rally responds to premier's letter to federal government

By Adriana Christianson November 17, 2015 - 5:37pm Updated: November 18, 2015 - 7:39am

The rally cry of “refugees are welcome here" was proclaimed Tuesday in front of Saskatchewan's legislative building in response to the premier’s letter calling on the federal...

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