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From the Desk of Warren Michelson February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019 View this email in your browser
shield FROM THE DESK OF WARREN MICHELSON, MLA

WARRIORS LEGENDS HALL OF FAME BANQUET

A great night of entertainment and appreciation for Brian Sutherby & Shawn Limpright, two former star Warriors inducted into the Moose Jaw Warriors Hall of Fame.

Wholesale Trade Increase Second Highest In Canada

Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade in December 2018 reflected a 16.3 per cent increase from December 2017—the second highest increase among Canada’s provinces and the highest in Western Canada.

The increase was also higher than the national average of 1.7 per cent.  On a month-over-month basis, wholesale trade rose 4.0 per cent from November 2018, higher than the national average of 0.3 per cent and the second highest among the provinces.  The number also places Saskatchewan as the highest in Western Canada.


“Saskatchewan continues to show solid growth with solid wholesale trade numbers,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “These increases on a year-over-year and month-over-month basis reflect strong market confidence and demand for Saskatchewan products—a positive indicator for the province’s economy.”


Wholesale trade totaled $2.5 billion in December 2018, up from $2.2 billion in December 2017.


Major year-over-year increases were recorded in motor vehicle and parts, up by 6.3 per cent and miscellaneous wholesale merchandise up by 53.9 per cent.


All numbers are from Statistics Canada and are seasonally adjusted.


New Labour Relations Board Vice-Chairperson Brings Years Of Legal Experience To Role

Barbara Mysko has been appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the Labour Relations Board.  She replaces Justice Graeme Mitchell, who was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in September 2018.

“Ms. Mysko is a welcome addition to the board, bringing significant labour and employment law experience to the role,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said.  “Her extensive knowledge of constitutional law, human rights law and government processes and her active involvement with the Law Society of Saskatchewan enable her to consider issues brought to the board with fairness and neutrality.”

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Arts in International Development at Dalhousie University, Mysko received her Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University in 2005.  She was called to the bar in 2007.  Since 2009, she worked as Crown Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, first in the Civil Law Division before moving to the Constitutional Law Branch in 2011.  Mysko was Saskatchewan’s representative for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.


The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal that adjudicates disputes under The Saskatchewan Employment Act and deals with applications for union certification or decertification.  The board operates independently of government and, in addition to the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, is comprised of equal numbers of employee and employer representatives.

Premier Moe Participates In COF Delegation To National Governors Association

Premier Scott Moe is in Washington, D.C. to attend the winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) along with a Council of the Federation (COF) delegation led by COF Chair and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

“As sub-national leaders, it is of the utmost importance that we continually represent the interests of Canadian provinces with our counterparts in the United States,” Moe said.  “Saskatchewan is one of the most trade-oriented provinces within Canada, and the United States continues to be Saskatchewan’s most significant trading partner.  With the food, fuel, and fertilizer that the United States and the rest of the world need, our province is part of a closely integrated supply chain that supports thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.  I look forward to the opportunity to build essential relationships and further advance Saskatchewan’s trade interests.”


With 44 U.S. Governors confirmed to attend, the 2019 NGA winter meeting provides a significant opportunity for Premiers to build relationships with their counterparts from a number of American states.  The meeting will feature a roundtable focusing on U.S.-Canada relations, and a session on the sub-national implications of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


The COF led mission to Washington, D.C. marks Premier Moe’s second visit to the American capital.  Saskatchewan exported $11.8 billion and imported $7.5 billion worth of goods to the United States in 2017.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MOOSE JAW

Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

What: Monkey Bars Indoor Play Centre Grand Opening
Time:  10:00 AM  7:00 PM
Place:  Monkey Bars Indoor Playcentre1235 Main St. N.

 

What: MJ Warriors home game
Time:  2:30 p.m. 
Place: Mosaic

Sunday, February 24, 2019

What: MJ Warriors vs Kootenay Ice (last game in MJ for Kootenay) 

Time: 4:00 p.m. 
Place: Mosaic

UPCOMING

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019
Freedom to READ week

Feb 24- March 2

Coteau St. Library


March 4, 2019

Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

March 6, 2019

MJ Warriors home game

7:00 p.m.