Hugh Nerlien, MLA

Kelvington-Wadena

"Working together to keep our constituency front and centre in a strong Saskatchewan."

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Kelvington-Wadena Constituency Office

PO Box 547, #102-302 Pine St. W., Porcupine Plain, SK S0E 1H0
306.278.2200 | 1.800.234.4134 | nerlien.mla@sasktel.net

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Report from the Legislature July 11, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Today there are more people going to work in Saskatchewan than ever before in our province’s history. According to a report released by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan set an all-time record for employment last month at 592,900 jobs.

Report from the Legislature June 27, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

What does it mean to be Canadian? While we are drawn together by common values, experiences, and aspirations, the answers to this question are as diverse as our population. Our diversity is a product of our freedom, stability and prosperity, and Canada Day is an excellent opportunity to consider and celebrate these things.

Report from the Legislature July 11, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Today there are more people going to work in Saskatchewan than ever before in our province’s history. According to a report released by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan set an all-time record for employment last month at 592,900 jobs.

Report from the Legislature June 27, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

What does it mean to be Canadian? While we are drawn together by common values, experiences, and aspirations, the answers to this question are as diverse as our population. Our diversity is a product of our freedom, stability and prosperity, and Canada Day is an excellent opportunity to consider and celebrate these things.

Report from the Legislature June 13, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories recently sent a letter to the Prime Minister calling for two things: his government to accept the Senate’s amendments to Bill C-69; and not to pass Bill C-48.

Report from the Legislature May 30, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s economy is improving and our province continues to grow after three years of low natural resource prices and fiscal challenges. Despite the headwinds of a federal carbon tax and trade challenges, Saskatchewan has now seen nine consecutive months of strong job growth.

Report from the Legislature May 16, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s economy is getting stronger. New employment numbers show that 14,200 new jobs were created in the province over the past year, and there were 18,000 more full-time jobs.

Crime Stoppers Initiative  Kelvington-Wadena

Hugh presented a members statement, “Crime Stoppers Initiative Aims to Help Find Missing Persons,” to the Premier and members of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, May 9th.

Report from the Legislature May 9, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan is passing legislation that better balances the rights of rural land owners and members of the public. Most notably, it moves the onus of responsibility from rural land owners to individuals seeking to access their property.

Report from the Legislature May 2, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Spring Sitting of the Saskatchewan Legislature continues with debate and legislation, as well as enhanced programs and services as part of a balanced budget. Your Saskatchewan Party government also continues to stand up for Saskatchewan.

Report from the Legislature April 25, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From fighting the federal carbon tax and fixing Canada’s flawed Equalization program to protecting jobs and ensuring programs and services are sustainable for years to come, your Saskatchewan Party government is standing up for Saskatchewan.

Report from the Legislature April 18, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is pleased to have another ally at the table fighting for pipelines and standing against the Trudeau carbon tax. Less than a year ago, our province was the only one in Canada standing up against the carbon tax. Today, with the election of a new government in Alberta, five provinces representing 60 per cent of Canada’s population are fighting the federal government’s carbon tax grab.

Report from the Legislature April 11, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan workers and businesses continue to drive job growth across the province. Nearly 10,000 new jobs in the past year means Saskatchewan people can look forward to more opportunities for their families and communities.

Report from the Legislature April 4, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The federal carbon tax has now been forced on Saskatchewan, adding uncertainty for individuals, families, businesses and communities. From the gas station to the grocery store and all across the province, Saskatchewan people are now being forced to absorb higher costs on just about everything including our power and energy bills.

Report from the Legislature March 28, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly have been debating the 2019-20 Provincial Budget – a responsible and sustainable plan to balance the budget this year, and in the years to come. The debate, however, brought forward some questionable remarks from the NDP’s newest MLA who defended the former government’s closure of 176 schools and 52 hospitals by saying “maybe those places should have been closed”. He even suggested that our protective services “don’t prevent crime”, they only respond to it.

Report from the Legislature March 21, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The 2019 Provincial Budget is a balanced budget – and it's the right balance for Saskatchewan. It's the right balance between keeping your taxes low and providing quality services for our children, families, and seniors. It's the right balance between important investments in both urban and rural Saskatchewan. And it's the right balance for building a stronger economy and creating jobs, now and in the future.

Report from the Legislature March 14, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From the Trudeau carbon tax and troublesome federal legislation such as Bill C-69, to the challenge of Canadian canola shipments being turned away at port in China, the spring sitting of the legislature is about standing up for Saskatchewan.

Report from the Legislature March 7, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The economic outlook for Saskatchewan is strong. Jobs are up, unemployment is down and exports are expected to increase. Saskatchewan’s GDP growth is expected to be higher than the national average, and the highest in the prairies. The Conference Board of Canada believes our agriculture, oil, and potash sectors will drive this growth.

Report from the Legislature February 28, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Your Saskatchewan Party government starts the spring sitting of the legislature with a commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan and move forward with plans to build a stronger economy, all while managing spending and keeping taxes low.

Report from the Legislature February 14, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has now seen strong job growth for six consecutive months. Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 7,700 jobs from January 2018. The job gains were split between full-time and part-time increases, with full-time up 4,400 jobs and part-time up 3,200 jobs.

Report from the Legislature January 31, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is a national leader in manufacturing sales and wholesale trade growth. This is an encouraging sign of our economic resilience. Coupled with strong job numbers, we can be optimistic that our economy will continue to grow and create opportunity for Saskatchewan people.

Report from the Legislature January 17, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is off to a strong start in 2019. Despite challenging world resource prices and national headwinds, Saskatchewan pulled through and created nearly 11,000 new jobs this past year. Our province has seen strong job gains for the fifth month in a row, and it’s particularly encouraging to see significant growth in full-time employment.

Report from the Legislature January 3, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

A new year is a time for optimism and renewal – and here in Saskatchewan we see encouraging signs that our best days are still to come. Despite the challenges facing our energy sector, people continue to see Saskatchewan as a great place to live, work and invest.

Report from the Legislature December 13, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan people are proud of our contributions to Canada. It is frustrating, however, when provinces like Quebec say there is “no social acceptability” for oil from western Canada when, at the same time, there seems to be a lot of social acceptability for Equalization payments from western Canada.

Report from the Legislature December 6, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

I want to thank the thousands of SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, emergency service workers, and many working across government Ministries for their tremendous response and their work through a major power outage affecting nearly one-third of SaskPower customers. Together their actions showcased the very best of Saskatchewan and that effort deserves recognition.

Report from the Legislature November 29, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Two years ago, our government prepared a 3-year plan to balance the budget while keeping our investment climate competitive and ensuring long-term economic strength. While we still face challenges, our province is well-positioned to weather them and emerge even stronger.

Report from the Legislature November 22, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Pipelines are the safest, most efficient, and most sustainable way to get our oil to world markets. The problem for Saskatchewan and for all of Canada right now is that pipelines are being blocked, not built. The federal government has killed two projects, stalled a third, and we can’t get our oil to tidewater as a result. Inaction is costing Canadians every day.

Report from the Legislature November 15, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Your Saskatchewan Party government maintains its focus on growth and opportunity because a strong economy is essential to strengthen communities and make life better not just for ourselves, but for our friends, neighbours, and future generations.

Hugh Nerlien Graduates from the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute  Kelvington-Wadena

Hugh Nerlien has completed the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute’s course in energy policy. The Institute is a 60-hour energy immersion executive course with the University of Idaho. The course is designed to increase the knowledge of the energy infrastructure and delivery system to inform future energy policy decisions.

Report from the Legislature November 8, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is experiencing strong job growth in spite of trade and transportation challenges, world resource prices, and the threat of a federally-imposed carbon tax. Statistics Canada figures show 2,500 new jobs last month, nearly 10,000 new jobs since last year, and the best job growth our province has seen in the past four years.

Report from the Legislature November 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly just wrapped up debate on the 2018 Speech from the Throne. The Speech outlines our government’s commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan, and highlights our plan to balance the budget, grow the economy and invest in infrastructure, programs and services for the people of our province.

Report from the Legislature October 25, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The new session of the legislature opened this week with a Throne Speech focused on our government’s commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan people. This includes our plans to implement our Prairie Resilience Climate Change strategy, improve cellular coverage in rural communities, and deliver a balanced budget for 2019-20.

Report from the Legislature October 18, 2018 (Part 2)  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

With the legalization of cannabis occurring across Canada, I want to ensure everyone is clear on what the new rules are when it comes to the legal purchase and possession of cannabis in Saskatchewan. Our government is committed to public safety, and it’s important for people to understand there are limitations on what is allowed, much the same as with alcohol consumption.

Report from the Legislature October 18, 2018 (Part 1)  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The private sector in Saskatchewan is creating even more new and diverse job opportunities, according to the latest labour force figures from Stats Canada. Employment increased by 3,300 jobs from a year ago, largely driven by private sector growth.

Report from the Legislature October 4, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s motto: Multis e gentibus vires: from many peoples, strength is as true today as it has been at any time in our province’s history. Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow, reaching 1,162,062 people as of July 1, 2018, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. This is an increase of 3,226 people in the past quarter and 11,280 people in the past year.

Report from the Legislature September 20, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Over the past decade, Saskatchewan has had the second highest job creation rate in all of Canada, nearly double the national rate of job growth. Saskatchewan continues to grow with an increase of 2,800 full-time jobs since August 2017.

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Three months into the fiscal year and Saskatchewan’s economy is showing signs of strengthening and our budget deficit smaller than first projected.

The first quarter update for this year’s provincial budget shows that Saskatchewan is on track for a balanced budget by 2019-20.

Report from the Legislature August 23, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer is always a great time to get back to our communities, reach out to constituents and gather feedback on how we can work together to build a better province. Whether it is fighting the carbon tax or fixing Canada’s flawed equalization program, your Saskatchewan Party government will always stand with the people of this great province. Right now we need to bring attention to a troublesome piece of legislation for our natural resource sector.

Report from the Legislature August 8, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

After two years of telling us that a carbon tax would not affect Canada’s competitiveness and hurt our economy, the federal government has finally admitted that it will. The Trudeau government recently announced that they will now reduce the amount of tax companies are required to pay on their greenhouse gas emissions.

Report from the Legislature July 26, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

One of the reasons we pursue economic growth is so we can help support families and those most vulnerable in our communities. One of the ways our government is working to do this is through individualized funding for children under the age of six with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Report from the Legislature July 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer in Saskatchewan is a great time to enjoy recreation and relaxation. When travelling throughout our province, our government understands the importance of high-speed internet and cellular connections both in business and in our personal lives. We also understand that too many rural areas still have poor cellular coverage and slow internet service which is why we’re working with SaskTel to expand and enhance its network.

Report from the Legislature June 28, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Each year at this time we come together to celebrate our country, its identity, our shared values, and our collective good fortune to live here. Canada is a country that works, but like all countries, Canada is imperfect and one of its enduring imperfections is the federal equalization program. The objective to ensure all Canadians have access to a comparable level of service is commendable, but the program designed to do that is flawed.

Report from the Legislature June 14, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s population has reached another all-time high, topping 1.17 million for the first time. Once known as a great place to be from, Saskatchewan is the place to be. According to Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan grew by 1,488 people in the first quarter of 2018 – an increase of 11,691 people in the past year, and 157,806 more people in the past decade.

What's Happening in Sask Parks This Summer  Kelvington-Wadena

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks have an exciting summer lined up for guests of all ages. Calendars with special event and program details are now available online so that visitors can plan their trips ahead of time and enjoy the wide range of activities offered.

Report from the Legislature May 31, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The spring sitting of the legislature focused on the priorities of Saskatchewan people as we face important issues. The fight against the federal carbon tax continues with the Government of Saskatchewan launching a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the Government of Canada’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province.

Report from the Legislature May 24, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Premier Scott Moe advocated for Saskatchewan’s interests at the Western Premiers Conference in Yellowknife, including on the issue of pipelines, to ensure we can get our resources to world markets. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province looking for continued access to Canada’s coastline and we will fight for our constitutional right to get our products to port and to customers around the world.

Report from the Legislature May 17, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has submitted 11 projects to the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, despite being deemed ineligible by the federal government for a portion of the funding.

Report from the Legislature May 10, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $14 million to improve rural roads, bridges and culverts throughout the province. The Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP) provides funding for municipal roads impacted by increased truck traffic, as well as bridge and culvert projects.

Report from the Legislature May 3, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The ability to see a doctor, whether they are a specialist or a general practitioner, is one of the most important aspects of our health care system. Our government prioritized physician recruitment and retention upon coming to office in 2007, and since then we’ve seen nearly 900 more doctors – a 51% increase. This includes significant increases in general practitioners (43%), specialists (62%), and pediatricians (98%).

Report from the Legislature April 26, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province. The government is asking the Court of Appeal to answer a clear question on the constitutionality of the legislation that the federal government has introduced to impose the carbon tax.

Report from the Legislature April 19, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Over the past decade of growth, Saskatchewan's expanded exports and new business investments here at home have given our province the second-fastest rate of job creation and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. The 2018-19 Saskatchewan Budget will help to ensure Saskatchewan's economy stays on track as we begin another decade of growth.

Report from the Legislature April 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our Government has a plan to return Saskatchewan to a balanced budget by next year, and that plan is on track. The Government of Saskatchewan continues to control and carefully manage spending in the 2018-19 Provincial Budget. Many ministries are forecasting lower spending than in the previous fiscal year, while continuing to provide valued core services that are sustainable into the future.

Report from the Legislature April 5, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From gas and groceries to clothing and other necessities, provinces across Canada are finding out how carbon taxes drive up costs and make it harder for families to make ends meet. Not only do carbon taxes hurt families by making their day-to-day lives more expensive, they threaten their jobs by making our export-based economies less competitive in a global market.

Report from the Legislature March 29, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government recently announced the creation of a financial literacy curriculum for students across Saskatchewan. For the first time, students will be able to use financial literacy as a credit towards their graduation. Students taking these classes will learn the basics of personal finances, and why it is important to have that knowledge as they get closer to adulthood. The curriculum for these classes will be written soon, with full implementation in our schools by September 2019.

Wynyard students conduct experiments at national research facility   Kelvington-Wadena

Grade 10 students from Wynyard moved science out of their classroom and into Canada's only synchrotron.

Report from the Legislature March 22, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

There is new leadership in the legislature but the first few weeks of the Spring Sitting have revealed that some things never change. At a time when our government is on track to balance the budget, the new leader of the NDP has put forward a new $2.5 billion platform. Not only has the NDP endorsed a plan that would add $2.5 billion in new spending every year, they have yet to unveil a realistic way to pay for their promises.

Report from the Legislature March 15, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings, and this Spring Sitting of the Saskatchewan Legislature is no exception. A new Premier, a new Leader of the Official Opposition, and three new Saskatchewan Party MLAs were recently welcomed to the Assembly in their new roles. Members of the Assembly have also elected a new Speaker and stand ready to welcome our new Lieutenant Governor.

Report from the Legislature March 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

This week our government moved to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums. We made the commitment after listening to Saskatchewan people. And we will keep it while maintaining our 3-year plan to balance the budget.

Report from the Legislature February 15, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Your Saskatchewan Party MLAs have a vision for a growing province where our children and their children can build a life. We are committed to ensuring this vision is realized and are closer than ever to achieving it thanks to an unprecedented decade of prosperity and achievement.

Report from the Legislature February 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's new Premier, Scott Moe, recently chaired his first Caucus meeting at the legislative building. Under his leadership, our entire team is united, strong, and ready to get work, stand with Saskatchewan, and secure a second decade of growth.

Report from the Legislature January 18, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Every province in Canada has now imposed some version of the Trudeau carbon tax – every province except Saskatchewan. Our made-in-Saskatchewan climate change plan will seriously address the challenge of climate change without a carbon tax. The NDP said we should "check with the feds" to see if that's OK.

Report from the Legislature January 4, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The start of a new year is a time of optimism and renewal – and here in Saskatchewan we see encouraging signs that our best days are still to come. Saskatchewan’s population for example has now grown to more than 1,168,000.

Report from the Legislature December 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

On his last day in the Legislative Assembly, Premier Brad Wall reflected on service to the province and its people by asking the question: “did you leave things better than you found them?” While there will always be more work to do, I believe that if you can answer that question with a “yes”, then you have done your part to leave a legacy that is worthy of this province.

Report from the Legislature December 14, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan economic growth is projected to lead Canada in both 2018 and 2019 at a rate of 2.7%. Policy matters and so too does the vision, determination and hard work of the entrepreneurs and workers who have built and maintained our province’s resilient and diversified economy.

Report from the Legislature December 7, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government recently released a climate strategy that reduces emissions in key sectors, introduces flexible options for emitters, and protects our province from a changing climate. Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, accomplishes this without a carbon tax.

Report from the Legislature November 30, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s mid-year financial update shows our plan to balance the budget in 3 years is on track. Efforts to control spending have expenses down $9 million with the budget contingency covering public sector wage compensation savings that will not be realized in 2017-18.

Report from the Legislature November 23, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is moving to a single provincial health authority to better integrate and coordinate health care services for Saskatchewan people, wherever they live. There will be no changes to health care programs, services, facilities or phone numbers and residents and patients should continue to access care in the same way they always have.

Report from the Legislature November 16, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The sudden and unexpected passing of our good friend and colleague Kevin Phillips, MLA for Melfort, has taken us all by surprise. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Kevin’s wife April, their four children and their grandchildren.

Report from the Legislature November 9, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government has introduced legislation invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect parents’ choice in where they send their children to school.

Report from the Legislature November 2, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

We have heard from Saskatchewan people and they’re telling us that too many rural areas still have poor cellular coverage and slow internet service. In the Throne Speech, we announced that SaskTel will spend $300 million this year to expand and enhance its network with more investments to come.

Report from the Legislature October 26, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has enjoyed a decade of growth and our government is working to ensure Saskatchewan keeps growing stronger. The new session of the Legislature opened with a Throne Speech outlining a busy legislative agenda.

Report from the Legislature October 19, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

During a decade of growth Saskatchewan has seen the construction of new homes for those in need, new schools to serve a growing population, new hospitals and long-term care facilities to replace out-of-date facilities and new highways to move people and products safely.

Report from the Legislature - October 5, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

TransCanada has cancelled its application to build the Energy East pipeline. Energy East would have created thousands of jobs, contributed billions of dollars in tax revenue and boosted Canada’s economy by around $55 billion – all from exclusively private sector investment.

Report from the Legislature - September 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Moody’s Investors Service recently confirmed Saskatchewan’s Aaa credit rating.

Report from the Legislature September 7, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From early learning and Pre-K to K-12 and post-secondary, students of all ages from rural communities to Saskatchewan’s cities are returning to school this week.

Capital Funding for Porcupine Opportunities Program Inc.  Kelvington-Wadena

Hugh Nerlien, MLA announces capital funding grant to the Porcupine Opportunities Program Inc. to enhance health, safety and functionality of their facilities.

Report from the Legislature - August 24, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s new Protection & Response Team (PRT) will help address crime, including in rural communities, with 258 armed resources to help across the province.

Report from the Legislature - August 10, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall announced that he will be retiring from the position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader.

Report from the Legislature July 27, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

It is important to respond to a question that comes up every so often in Saskatchewan. You have likely heard someone, somewhere ask “where did the money go?” The answer is simple and it’s worth repeating. It was invested in what matters to Saskatchewan people – debt repayment, tax relief, infrastructure improvements, better care and a brighter future.

Report from the Legislature July 13, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Thank you to the innovative and inspiring individuals who create growth and opportunity for Saskatchewan’s 1.16 million residents. Our government has taken steps to improve Saskatchewan’s competitiveness, including a move away from taxes on income, growth and productivity.

Report from the Legislature June 29, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan residents who pay income tax will soon be paying less and Saskatchewan people with lower incomes will receive a boost in their tax credit amounts.

Yellow Quill First Nation Students Participate In Experiment At National Research Lab  Kelvington-Wadena

High school students from Yellow Quill First Nation analyzed data from science experiments using the brightest light in Canada as part of a unique enrichment education program at the Canadian Light Source.

Report from the Legislature June 15, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan through training, retention, and international recruitment. The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment is a made-in-Saskatchewan solution created under our government to assess foreign-trained family physicians. Sixteen doctors recently completed the assessment.

Report from the Legislature June 1, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful Saskatchewan is to have received an extraordinary gift from the Jim Pattison Foundation. A $50 million donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CFHS), is going to benefit children and families for generations to come.

Jim Pattison Makes Historic Gift to Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan  Kelvington-Wadena

A new day dawned in maternal and pediatric healthcare today with the announcement of the largest one-time donation in Saskatchewan history to a charitable organization. Businessman and philanthropist Jim Pattison, originally from Luseland, Saskatchewan, announced a donation of $50 million to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Report from the Legislature May 25, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Recent economic indicators show the resilience of Saskatchewan’s diversified economy. Exports are up significantly and Saskatchewan is outpacing the national average in manufacturing, retail sales, wholesale trade and building permit growth.

Report from the Legislature May 18, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The provincial budget has generated discussion inside the legislature and across the province. Many of the difficult decisions highlighted a Legislative Session that saw Saskatchewan move away from its reliance on resource revenues and ensure the economy and finances stay strong.

Report from the Legislature May 11, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government is concerned with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) plan to end the local service subsidy regime. Eliminating the subsidy designed to keep wireline voice service affordable in high cost areas would force SaskTel to raise the cost of telephone service.

Report from the Legislature May 4, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

This week billions of dollars in investment, thousands of construction jobs, and 400 new permanent positions were celebrated at the opening of Saskatchewan's first new potash mine in over 40 years. Thank you to K+S Potash Canada for choosing to invest in Saskatchewan.

22nd Annual Ukrainian Festival  Kelvington-Wadena

Veselka - Path to Freedom - was hosted in Foam Lake on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Report from the Legislature April 27, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

As our government works to meet the challenge of persistently low commodity prices, our economy is growing stronger. This week we learned that Saskatchewan’s diversified economy has produced the strongest wholesale sales growth in all of Canada.

Report from the Legislature April 20, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

There are many areas of Saskatchewan’s already diverse economy that are strong and getting stronger. For example, new numbers show manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan are up nearly 23% over last year. Building permits are up 10%, housing starts are up 50%, and Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow at a pace our province hasn’t seen in 90 years.

Report from the Legislature April 13, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Every day we see momentum in Saskatchewan’s resilient and diversified economy, including two consecutive months of encouraging year-over-year job growth. This week we learned that oil drilling doubled in the last quarter – a positive sign after Saskatchewan added another 2,000 jobs in the latest Statistics Canada report.

Report from the Legislature April 6, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Premier Wall travelled to Washington D.C. this week to promote the continuation of a strong trade relationship and free trade between Canada and the U.S. as a benefit to both countries. In addition to meetings with elected officials and members of the new administration, the Premier also delivered a keynote address and took part in a panel discussion on trade at the Heritage Foundation.

Report from the Legislature March 30, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's diversified economy continues to attract new investment with 185 construction jobs and 555 permanent jobs announced in the past week alone.

Report from the Legislature March 23, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The 2017-18 Provincial Budget is about decisions that will make our economy stronger and more competitive while dealing with the challenge of lower resource prices.

Report from the Legislature March 16, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Of the 15,000 jobs created in all of Canada in February, 8,000 were created in Saskatchewan. Along with recent reports on retail sales, manufacturing sales and wholesale trade growth, the latest job numbers show the continued strength and resilience of Saskatchewan’s economy.

Report from the Legislature March 9, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan agriculture deserves to be in the spotlight every day. Saskatchewan farmers, ranchers, producers, processors and researchers are the very best at what they do. Farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses are invited to provide input on how the province currently delivers business information, advice and support.

Report from the Legislature March 2, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

This week Saskatchewan was named the world’s most attractive place to invest in mining, according to the latest survey of global mining companies. Sensible regulations and tax rates lifted our province to the top.

Report from the Legislature February 16, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan cities, towns, villages and RMs continue to grow, according to the new Census population count by Statistics Canada. Saskatchewan’s 6.3% growth rate (2011-2016) was second-highest among the provinces with Saskatoon and Regina among the fastest-growing cities in Canada.

Report from the Legislature February 2, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's manufacturing sales are leading the nation. Despite ongoing world commodity price challenges, this sector and our economy is showing signs of strength. According to Statistics Canada, manufacturing sales were $1.2 billion in November, up 12.2% (seasonally adjusted) over last year, and nearly six times the national average.

Report from the Legislature January 19, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Health Funding Agreement Reached with Federal Government - This week we reached a 10-year agreement with the federal government on health care funding. The deal ensures long-term sustainability of our health system while adding nearly $350 million in new funding to expand mental health services and home care for Saskatchewan people.

Report from the Legislature January 5, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Government Announces Move to Single Provincial Health Authority. Our government has accepted all of the recommendations of the Saskatchewan Advisory Panel on Health System Structure, and announced this week that the province will consolidate the 12 existing Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) into one single Provincial Health Authority.

Report from the Legislature December 15, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow. Our provincial population grew by 4,761 people in last quarter, an increase of 18,007 people over the past year. This brings us to a record 1,155,393 people who call Saskatchewan home.

Report from the Legislature December 8, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan Attracting Energy Investment - According to an annual global survey of energy-sector executives, Saskatchewan is increasingly becoming an attractive place for energy investment.

Report from the Legislature December 1, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly mourn the passing of our good friend and colleague Roger Parent, MLA for Saskatoon-Meewasin. Roger, a strong advocate and proud representative for his community and province, passed away November 29 with family members at his side.

Report from the Legislature - November 24, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Falling Tax Revenue Requires Fiscal Restraint - During the NDP’s last 16 years in government, Saskatchewan was a have-not province with a declining population receiving equalization payments. Since our government was elected, Saskatchewan is a have province with a growing population that’s no longer dependent on equalization.

Report from the Legislature - Nov. 17, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Carbon Tax Reality in Saskatchewan - From agriculture, to mining, to oil & gas, thousands of people make their living in industries that are especially vulnerable to the federal government’s carbon tax. Farmers who are opposed to the Prime Minister’s plan to hike their costs and make them less competitive decided to send a message to Ottawa this week.

Report from the Legislature - Nov. 10, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Honouring Saskatchewan’s Veterans and Fallen Soldiers. Dignitaries and representatives of the public service came together this week to pay tribute to veterans and those who gave their lives in time of war and service of peace. We paid tribute to Saskatchewan’s veterans, including members of the public service who answered the call to arms.

Report from the Legislature - Nov. 3 - 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Government Taking Action to Combat Impaired Driving

Crop Report for the Period October 18 to 24, 2016  No items found.

Continued wet weather has resulted in very little harvest progress since the beginning of October. Eighty-two per cent of the 2016 crop has been combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. The five year (2011-2015) average for this time of year is 99 per cent combined.

Ministry Travel Spending Drops $582,000 in 2015-16  Kelvington-Wadena

Spending on ministry travel was down $582,000 or 1.5 per cent in 2015-16, compared to the previous year, as part of the Saskatchewan government’s fiscally responsible approach to ongoing economic challenges.

Legislation Creates Common Meaning for “Privatize"  Kelvington-Wadena

The government has introduced legislation that will provide a legal definition for the term “privatize”.

More Homegrown and Internationally Trained Doctors Practising in Saskatchewan  Kelvington-Wadena

Dozens of physicians recently began practising in Saskatchewan, improving access to physician services for Saskatchewan residents.

2017 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship Announced  Kelvington-Wadena

Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the 2017 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship.

Saskatchewan Legislature To Hold Special Debate on Proposed Federal Carbon Tax  Kelvington-Wadena

The Saskatchewan government intends to introduce and debate a motion today to oppose the national carbon tax proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and to support the provincial government’s climate change plan outlined last week by Premier Brad Wall.

Free Flu Shots Available in Saskatchewan Beginning October 31  Kelvington-Wadena

The publicly-funded (free) flu vaccine will be offered in Saskatchewan beginning October 31 and is recommended to all residents six months of age and older. The free flu vaccine will be available through public health clinics across the province, at some physician and Nurse Practitioner offices, and from participating pharmacies.

Access to MRIs Improved for Saskatchewan People  Kelvington-Wadena

Since private-pay magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services began in February 2016, more than 1,800 patients are benefiting from a private MRI scan, at no cost to the public health system. This volume equals an additional MRI machine operating five hours per day, seven days per week, at a total cost that would have exceeded $835,000 if the scans had been billed to the public system.

Statement from Premier Brad Wall Regarding the Prime Minister's Announcement to Impose a Carbon Tax  Kelvington-Wadena

I cannot believe that while the country’s environment ministers were meeting on a so-called collaborative climate change plan, the Prime Minister stood in the House of Commons and announced a carbon tax unilaterally.

Congratulations to Former Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz on Receiving a Medal for Service to Ukrainian Canadians  Kelvington-Wadena

​Congratulations to former Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz who received the Shevchenko medal for service to Ukrainian Canadians. Some of the most special moments in the legislature were when Ken passionately promoted the contributions and talked about challenges of Ukrainian Canadians to Saskatchewan.

Wadena Accepted in to Main Street Saskatchewan Program  Kelvington-Wadena

The town of Wadena was one of three new communities accepted accepted to the Affiliate level of the Main Street Saskatchewan program.

STEP Celebrates 20 Years of Advancing International Trade  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) turns 20 this year and is celebrating an exceptional track record of helping make our province an even stronger force in international trade.

Community Links and About Hugh

Community Links

Government of Saskatchewan

Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)

Saskatchewan Municipal Directory

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA)

The new provincial constituency of Kelvington-Wadena includes:
 
6 Towns
Foam Lake
Kelvington
Porcupine Plain
Rose Valley
Wadena
Wynyard

2 First Nation Reserves
Fishing Lake
Yellow Quill

13 Villages
Archerwill
Bjorkdale
Elfros
Fosston
Invermay
Lintlaw
Margo
Rama
Sheho
Theodore
Weekes
Resort Village of Chorney Beach
Resort Village of Leslie Beach 
 
14 Rural Municipalities
Barrier Valley #397
Bjorkdale #426 - northern border #3 highway
Elfros #307
Emerald #277
Foam Lake #276
Hazel Dell #335
Invermay #305
Insinger #275
Kelvington #366
Lakeview #337
Ponass Lake #367
Porcupine Plain #395 - northern border #3 highway
Sasman # 336
Tisdale #427 - northern border #3 highway, excluding the town of Tisdale

About Hugh

Hugh was born in Kelvington and grew up on the family farm and in small business in the Greenwater Lake area of Saskatchewan. His education includes a wide range of disciplines including business administration, Canadian securities, certified financial planning, and lifelong learning in oil and gas, insurance, banking, human resource, small business and a variety of skills development.Hugh Nerlien was elected MLA for Kelvington-Wadena Constituency on April 4, 2016. 

After working in Northern Manitoba, Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan for over 30 years, he saw opportunities to return to the area. He and his wife bought a business in Porcupine Plain to be closer to family and friends and to be involved in a small community’s activities. Hugh recently sold his business in Porcupine Plain and turned his attention to representing the constituents of Kelvington-Wadena.

Hugh has volunteered extensively throughout his life, including as a former President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association, Porcupine Plain Economic Development Committee, and board member for Porcupine Credit Union Limited.

Hugh has been appointed to the caucus Legislation and Regulation committee, which works closely with the Red Tape Review sub-committee. In addition, he has been actively working with constituents on a wide variety of issues and opportunities.

Hugh and his wife Giselle have two sons and one daughter, each in their own career paths facing the same opportunities and challenges that we have all met through our lives.

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