The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) would like to commend everyone who ran in the provincial election yesterday and to congratulate the successful candidates.

“The democratic process has taken place and the residents of this province have elected the candidates that they feel will best represent their interests for this term,” said SARM President Ray Orb. “SARM looks forward to working with all those who have a part to play in shaping our province and advancing the priorities of Saskatchewan’s rural municipalities”.

Ensuring reliable broadband is accessible to everyone in our province is a key issue that must be addressed.  It is fundamental for both the economic and social wellbeing of our businesses and residents and has proven critical in maintaining the delivery of healthcare, education and other key supports during COVID-19. “Access to reliable broadband has been proven to be an essential service and needs to be accessible to all Saskatchewan residents, not unlike access to clean drinking water, healthcare, and education,” said Orb.

SARM has also asked for continued, predictable municipal support, municipal policing levies that match level of service received and ongoing support for our agriculture producers. “These are only a few of our requests of the province but they showcase the wide array of issues our RMs face on a day-to-day basis,” explained President Orb.

“We look forward to working with those new and returning MLA’s on issues of importance to rural municipal governments,” concluded President Orb.

More information on resolutions passed by SARM members, and provincial and federal budget submissions can be found on the association’s website at www.sarm.ca.

SARM is the voice of rural Saskatchewan and is the independent association that advocates on behalf of rural municipal government in the province.

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For more information please contact:

Corette Mihalcea
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
(306) 761-3931
communications@sarm.ca