Dear Constituent,

The Saskatchewan 2023-24 Provincial Budget is built on a solid foundation providing for further growth. We are experiencing growth we haven’t seen in more than a century, with a population increase of over 29,000 hitting an all-time high of over 1.2 million and over 20,000 new jobs in 2022. Our economy is expected to carry its momentum into 2023, fuelled by strong commodity prices, increased private-sector investment and a rebound in crop production from the 2021 drought. This economic growth allows us to invest in the programs and services that make Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and raise a family.

The 2023-24 Budget is built on a foundation of sound financial management, with a projected surplus of $1 billion. Our government will pay down the provincial debt by up to $1 billion this year, allowing us to invest interest savings in the future. Savings will be invested back into programs, services and capital. There are no new taxes and no tax increases, helping keep life affordable for Saskatchewan people. When taxes, utilities and housing costs are combined, Saskatchewan is the most affordable place to live in Canada for a family of four.

This year’s investment of $6.9 billion provides record levels of funding for our health care system to address staffing levels and increase services. We will continue our work to recruit, train, incentivize and retain health care professionals aiming to recruit 250 full-time positions and expanding part-time positions in rural and remote areas across the province. This investment will also expand health care training programs, ensuring a strong health care system for the people of Saskatchewan. This year’s budget will provide funding to increase the number of surgeries by more than 6,000, bringing the total number to 103,000 surgeries this year. With this investment, we will reduce the surgical waitlist to its pre-pandemic level by March 2024, one year ahead of schedule.

This year’s budget also provides a $4 billion investment for Prekindergarten through Grade 12 and post-secondary education. Of this, $3.1 billion, a 6.7 per cent increase over last year, will support schools, early learning and childcare, and libraries. Did you know that more than 189,000 students attend Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Saskatchewan, the most in over 20 years? This is great news for our province and another reason we are investing to support students and families across the province.

We can invest in our health care and educational systems because of a strong and growing economy. Our economy will continue to grow with strong commodity prices, a strong agriculture sector, and increased private sector investment.

Our government’s goal, and the goal of this budget, is to ensure that growth continues. With more people, more jobs, and more opportunities, the best days are still ahead in Saskatchewan.

That’s growth that works for everyone.

If myself or my office can ever be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact my Meadow Lake constituency office at (306) 236-6669 or at



Jeremy Harrison, MLA

Saskatchewan Crest