Premier Scott Moe was answering questions about a new hospital for Prince Albert, during his stopover in the city this week
The Sask Party’s annual caucus retreat was held at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club Thursday. The purpose of the retreat is for caucus members to raise issues they feel are important in their respective constituencies, for the purpose of developing the party’s growth plan for the future. Moe said the number one concern he has heard come from Prince Albert is health care and the need to have access to an improved health care facility.
“And so for us right now the priority is to move forward on a Prince Albert hospital,” he said.
The Provincial Government has already committed to paying the full costs of construction, and while speaking with reporters on Thursday, Moe did not waiver on that commitment, but also did not provide details regarding a timeline.
“There will be a new hospital here in Prince Albert and it will be funded 100 per cent by the government of Saskatchewan,” he said.
Other topics raised to the Premier Thursday by reporters were concerns around this year’s harvest as well as if he has had any discussions with the City of Prince Albert regarding a toll on the Diefenbaker Bridge to help pay for a future second bridge. Moe told reporters he had not had any discussions with the mayor or any city official about that.
“I know they have had some discussion around the council table with respect to that but you know what we have focused on with respect to the bridge is ensuring its safety,” Moe said.
With respect to harvest, Moe said he has talked to agriculture producers across the province who have indicated to him their expectations of a good harvest this year, despite the weather challenges.
“In saying that we are a little later than normal. I’m hearing seven to 10 days at least later in many areas. So as we enter the fall season there are some nerves with respect to what the weather can do,” he said
Photo Caption: Premier Scott Moe is joined by Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave outside the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club. (Nigel Maxwell/ paNOW Staff)
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