Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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OCTOBER 18, 2013

PREMIER WELCOMES AGREEMENT ON CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION TRADE DEAL

Premier Brad Wall has congratulated Prime Minister Stephen Harper on today’s announcement of an agreement in principle on a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and the European Union (EU).

“The federal government has struck a good deal for Canada and for Saskatchewan and our government will support it,” Wall said.  “It has been a long process to reach this stage, but we can now look forward to an agreement that will open markets for Saskatchewan businesses and exporters to the European Union, particularly for our province’s agricultural products.”

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will provide Saskatchewan’s agricultural producers in areas like beef, bison and grain with significant new access to the EU.  National estimates for increased activity for the Canadian agriculture sector as a whole through CETA total $1.3 billion.

The new agreement will also ease Canadian restrictions on EU investment, including in the uranium mining sector.  These changes will make Saskatchewan much more attractive for EU investment in uranium mining projects and, in particular, create more economic opportunities and benefits for the people and communities of northern Saskatchewan.

“Saskatchewan led the push to ease the restrictions that existed around uranium mining investments here,” Wall said.  “We could see as much as $2.5 billion in investment spending and the creation of more than 1,200 jobs over the next 15 years as a result of these changes.  We are a province of traders, active in the global marketplace, and our Plan for Growth calls for us to double our international exports by 2020.  Trade agreements like CETA will help us reach those goals while creating jobs and prosperity for Saskatchewan people.”

Negotiations on CETA began in 2009.  Canada’s premiers were instrumental in laying the groundwork for Canada and the EU to launch those negotiations.

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For more information, contact:

Kathy Young
Executive Council
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0425
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Cell: 306-526-8927

 

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