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Media releases from SUMA.

SUMA Elects New President

Feb 6, 2017

Today, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) delegates elected Saltcoats Town Councillor Gordon Barnhart as their newest president on the second day of SUMA Convention 2017.

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Media Advisory: SUMA Convention 2017

Feb 1, 2017

February 5 – 8 nearly 1,000 representatives from Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, villages, and northern municipalities will gather in Saskatoon for the 112th Annual Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) Convention.   The annual convention gives SUMA members the chance to network with colleagues from around the province and discuss issues affecting…

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2017

Jan 18, 2017

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) invites all members of the media to attend the 112th Annual SUMA Convention, Shaping an Urban Saskatchewan, February 5 – 8, 2017 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

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SUMA Pleased to See Further Investment in Infrastructure

Nov 2, 2016

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is pleased to see the Government of Canada expanding their investment in infrastructure as announced yesterday in the fall fiscal update. Documents released show the government allocating an additional $81 billion over the next 11 years towards public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation projects, and…

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SUMA Appreciates Municipal Funding Programs in 2016-17 Budget

Jun 1, 2016

Urban governments in Saskatchewan appreciate the provincial government’s support for our cities, towns, villages, and northern communities in today’s budget, says the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). “Urban municipalities understand the difficulties that come with preparing a budget with limited resources,” said SUMA President Debra Button. “We…

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City Mayors Meet with Minister Sohi, Talk Common Issues

May 26, 2016

Saskatchewan’s city mayors and managers are meeting in Meadow Lake to discuss common issues and meet with Minister Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. The minister met with the group last night, with the conversation focused on infrastructure funding — the New Building Canada Fund — and the new funding for transit and clean water and wastewater.…

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SUMA Reminds Saskatchewan Residents to Complete Long-Form Census

May 6, 2016

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is reminding all eligible Saskatchewan residents to complete the 2016 long-form census to help shape the future of their communities and the services they rely on. As of this week, Statistics Canada is sending out census letters and packages to all Canadian households. This is the first long-form census to take place in a decade. The long-form…

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SUMA calls for permanent Made-In-Saskatchewan infrastructure program

Mar 24, 2016

During the 2016 provincial election, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) calls on all provincial parties to commit to a Made-In-Saskatchewan program that is permanent, long-term, sustainable, and predictable.

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SUMA Applauds Federal Investment in Infrastructure

Mar 22, 2016

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) applauds the Government of Canada for the infrastructure investments announced today in the federal budget.  “Municipal infrastructure is vital to the day-to-day life of everyone in Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, villages, and northern municipalities,” said SUMA President, Debra Button. “Today, the federal…

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SUMA calls on all parties to commit to permanent municipal revenue sharing

Mar 18, 2016

During the 2016 provincial election, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is calling on all political parties to commit to a permanent municipal revenue sharing agreement.

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SUMA calls for commitment to permanent revenue sharing and infrastructure funding

Mar 7, 2016

During the 2016 provincial election, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is calling on all political parties to commit to a permanent municipal revenue sharing agreement, and a Made-in-Saskatchewan infrastructure program that is permanent, long-term, sustainable, and predictable.

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2016

Jan 6, 2016

Regina – The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) invites all members of the media to attend the 111th Annual SUMA Convention, Adapt. Inspire. Motivate. What’s Your Aim? January 31 to February 3, 2016 at the Queensbury Convention

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SUMA Welcomes Return of Mandatory Long-Form Census

Nov 5, 2015

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) applauds the federal government for today’s announcement on the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census. This was a major point in SUMA’s advocacy work during the federal election campaign.

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SUMA calls for reinstatement of mandatory long-form census

Oct 9, 2015

During the 2015 federal election, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is calling for the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census.

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New Building Canada Fund is inadequate and hinders growth: SUMA

Sep 24, 2015

During the 2015 federal election, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is once again calling for a permanent, long-term, sustainable, and predictable infrastructure program that increases the overall amount of funding available for municipal infrastructure projects.  

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