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Feb. 2, 2017
For immediate release February 2, 2017 SARM Hopeful as Federal Budget Nears Although no official date has been announced yet for the 2017 Federal Budget, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is awaiting that announcement and the subsequent presentation of the budget. SARM is hopeful that it will provide more direction on how municipalities can access much needed funding. At this time, SARM would like to take the opportunity to reiterate its budget requests that...
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Jan. 31, 2017
For Immediate Release January 31, 2017 Revenue Sharing in 2017-2018 The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is urging the Provincial Government to retain the current PST funding model in the 2017-2018 Provincial Budget. Each year rural municipalities (RM) are expected to maintain services for local ratepayers and industry under the pressure of rising costs.  RMs are responsible for the extensive transportation networks that are essential to the provincial economy...
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Jan. 24, 2017
For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 12 Organizations Jointly Oppose Federal Carbon Tax Earlier this month, a group of 12 organizations came together to express their opposition to a federal carbon tax. Together, they sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal Minister of Environment & Climate Change Catherine McKenna. SARM lead the organization and distribution of the letter that includes 12 signatories. The signatory organizations are the Saskatchewan Farm...
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Dec. 21, 2016
For Immediate Release December 21, 2016 Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program a Step in the Right Direction On December 13, 2016, the Federal Government announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program; specifically, scrapping the “four in, four out” rule which limited an international employees’ stay in Canada to four years. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes that this change and others outlined by the Government last week are positive...
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