Scott Moe targets 1.5M population by 2030

November 16, 2017 3:07 pm

Saskatchewan Party Leadership Candidate Scott Moe announced his plan to continue the unprecedented growth Saskatchewan has experienced over the last decade. Under this plan, Saskatchewan would target a total population of 1.5 million people by the year 2030.

"Under the leadership of Brad Wall, our province saw growth and prosperity that few thought was possible," said Moe. "By announcing a commitment to continue this growth, my team is sending a clear message: our children, and our children's children, will be able to pursue opportunities here at home in Saskatchewan."

Moe's plan focuses on the following areas to attract continued growth:

Increased lobbying with the federal government to increase SINP nominations.

Increased support to Saskatchewan's exporting sectors through the previously announced Ministry of International Trade and Exports resulting in increased career opportunity for new residents.

Continue to have the lowest tax environment in the country for businesses to encourage private sector growth, investment, and small business entrepreneurship.

Continue to have the most aggressive Graduate Retention Program in the country to ensure that those receiving an education in Saskatchewan stay in Saskatchewan, work in Saskatchewan, and start families in Saskatchewan.

"Growth gives our province a sense of pride," Moe continued. "Growth provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses, creating new jobs to provide services to new residents. Growth builds and strengthens connections export markets where our newcomers may originally be from. Above all, growth gives our young people a reason to stay here, start a career or start their own business, and to start their own family."