Number: POP 9-17A
Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS resource development is expanding in Saskatchewan;
WHEREAS RM councils are required to enter into development agreements with multi-national corporations with great resources and expertise;
WHEREAS municipal councils have comparatively limited experience and resources;
WHEREAS councils are having to spend thousands of dollars on consultants to make an informed decision about such developments, often without reimbursement;
WHEREAS RM councils are directed to contact various government agencies, other RMs, and private consultants without knowledge of what information they need to be requesting;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to design and implement a program to assist councils in understanding development agreements and in working with multi-national corporations.