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More projects, more opportunity: Saskatchewan budget sets new high for capital spending

May 31, 2017   Corinne Lynds
Construction
Infrastructure
Labour
budget
SaskBuilds

SASKATCHEWAN – The focus of this year’s provincial budget is meeting the challenge posed by weakened resource revenues. It’s a challenge the construction sector has faced as much as anyone. In the lead-up to budget, groups like the SCA urged the provincial government to build now, rather than later, to stimulate the economy while oil and potash prices recover. Public reports from experts like CMC Saskatchewan and The Conference Board of Canada said the same. Even CUPE, days before budget, released its own report showing that out of all possible options for government spending, investing in infrastructure has the highest possible economic impact.

To read the full article from SaskBuilds: http://www.saskbuilds.ca/news/SCA_Issue1_2017.pdf