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UPDATE: Tracking key political issues in Saskatchewan

The Bessborough Hotel on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

The Bessborough Hotel on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

On October 25-27, 2013, the Council of Canadians will be holding its annual general meeting/ conference at the Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon! Over the past year or so, these are some of the key political issues we’ve taken note of in Saskatchewan.

1. Mining
Cameco and Areva uranium mines in Saskatchewan
Regina to sell its water for potash mining
Vale potash mine in Saskatchewan delayed
Massive potash mine planned for Muskowekwan First Nation

2. Water
Regina pursues a public-private partnership for a new wastewater treatment plant
Saskatchewan establishes new Water Security Agency
Prince Albert city council fails to take the steps to become a blue community

3. Trade
Prince Albert city council expresses concern about CETA
Saskatoon city council fails to oppose CETA
Moose Jaw chapter brings concerns about CETA to city council

4. Pipelines
TransCanada Energy East pipeline to transport bitumen from Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall lobbies for Keystone XL pipeline

5. Idle No More
Moose Jaw chapter partners with Idle No More on World Water Day
Prince Albert chapter and Idle No More partner for World Water Day

6. Nuclear waste
Opposition to nuclear waste dump in Saskatchewan strong

7. Fracking
64 per cent of Saskatchewan residents oppose fracking

8. Labour
Bill 85 an attack on labour in Saskatchewan

9. Farming
Saskatchewan farmers continue to fight for the Canadian Wheat Board

10. C-38
Prince Albert rally against Harper’s C-38 omnibus legislation

We hope to see you in Saskatoon! For information on our past annual general meetings, please see http://canadians.org/conference.