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Media releases from SUMA.

Premier Wall acknowledges more revenue sharing needed

November 25, 2009

In his address at SUMA&rsquo;s Convention opening ceremonies Premier Brad Wall acknowledged that his party&rsquo;s promised seven per cent increase in revenue sharing isn&rsquo;t going to be enough. More than 1,100 municipally elected officials, administrators and guests listened attentively as Premier Wall outlined his vision for the Province&rsquo;s future. He promised that own-source revenue sharing will remain a major issue with his government and that an agreement will be reached sooner than later.<br />

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Commitments by Minister Hutchinson encouraging

November 25, 2009

Saskatchewan&rsquo;s newest minister of Municipal Affairs, the Hon. Bill Hutchinson, promised to work towards more substantial revenue sharing for municipalities when he met with the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association&rsquo;s Board of Directors on Friday, December 7. The Minister heard strong concerns expressed at the Board table about the insufficiency of the Sask. Party's election promise of an interim 7 per cent increase in Revenue Sharing grants for the next two years, pending the negotiation<br />

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New provincial government means new opportunities for urban municipalities

November 25, 2009

Saskatchewan&rsquo;s electorate collectively made a clear decision yesterday in favour of a new provincial government. By winning seats in our largest cities, along with strong support in smaller communities, the Sask Party has the mandate for changing how government works together with urban municipalities. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association congratulates Premier elect Brad Wall and the Sask Party and looks forward to a productive government-to-government working relationship.<br />

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Provincial Parties Dodge Municipal Funding Issues

November 25, 2009

The election is less than two weeks away and members of the SUMA Executive held a press conference today to pose this question to Saskatchewan&rsquo;s political parties: &ldquo;Where&rsquo;s the cash?&rdquo; They noted that many promises have been made, but little has been said about the critical lack of funding for cities, towns and villages across Saskatchewan.<br />

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SUMA delegation to meet with Saskatchewan MPs in Ottawa

November 25, 2009

Members of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association are in Ottawa Wednesday, Oct. 17 to meet with MPs from the Conservative Party&rsquo;s Saskatchewan Caucus. SUMA arranged the meeting to discuss critical shortfalls in federal infrastructure funding.<br />

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New website promotes sustainable communities

November 02, 2009

Planning today for a better tomorrow requires hard work and ingenuity. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association hopes to drive home this point through its newest venture, the Sustainable Communities Initiative. Through a new website, the cornerstone of this initiative: www.sumasustainability.org, SUMA&rsquo;s vision is to become the leading source of sustainable community planning information for all of Saskatchewan&rsquo;s urban municipalities.<br />

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SUMA unveils new initiative at Fall Regional meetings

November 02, 2009

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is holding their Fall Regional meetings beginning Monday, Oct. 15 in Swift Current and ending more than a week later in Odessa on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The agenda is diverse; topics will range from Revenue Sharing and infrastructure funding to the upcoming provincial election and the potential impact on urban municipalities.<br />

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SUMA plans for possible fall election

October 28, 2009

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is preparing to make their voice heard in anticipation of a provincial election this November.<br />

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SUMA gears up for 103rd Annual Convention

October 28, 2009

More than 1,000 mayors, councillors and administrators from across Saskatchewan will be in Regina, February 3 &ndash; 6 representing their community at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association&rsquo;s 103rd Annual Convention and General Meeting. This year&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Strength Through Diversity,&rdquo; highlights the varied make-up of the organization that represents cities, towns and villages from the northern most community south to the American border.<br />

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