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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APRIL 4, 2014

SASKATCHEWAN GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR CHANGES TO FEDERAL GRAIN LEGISLATION

Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart sent a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food seeking improvements to Bill C-30, the proposed federal legislation aimed at improving grain movement in western Canada.

“Our government believes Bill C-30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, is a step in the right direction,” Stewart said.  “However, the legislation does not go far enough to address the current backlog of grain movement and ensure an efficient supply chain in the future.  The strength of Saskatchewan’s economy is dependent on getting all of our commodities to market – whether it is grain, potash or oil.”

The Government of Saskatchewan requested the legislation include the following:

  • Service Level Agreements between shippers and railways, including reciprocal penalties for damages and an expedited arbitration process; 
  • Service for all customers and all shippers in all corridors;
  • Railway delivery of a minimum of 13,000 grain cars per week; 
  • Minimum penalties of $250,000 per day for railways for failing to meet these targets; and
  • Removing the sunset of August 2016 until a review of the Canada Transportation Act is complete and permanent legislation is in place.

“Clearing this grain transportation backlog has been the number one priority for our government,” Stewart said.  “We are focused on ensuring the system has the necessary capacity to accommodate future economic growth.  All customers, big and small, in all corridors must have assurance of adequate service.  Canada has made significant efforts to expand trade agreements and reduce barriers to market access around the world.  These opportunities should not be squandered by an inability to get our production to export position.”

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For more information, contact:

Tiffany Stephenson
Agriculture
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4031
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-536-3851

 

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