Harrison retains positions
By Rhonda Cooper
Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison and his Sask Party colleagues were back to work Dec. 5, 28 days after Harrison and the Sask Party claimed 49 seats giving Premier Brad Wall a second majority government.
Harrison retains his duties as Minster of Enterprise, Minister Responsible for Trade and Deputy Government House Leader, and was recently appointed to the new Global Transportation Hub committee.
“The GTH is located just outside of Regina,” said Harrison. “It is essentially an inland port. Loblaws has set up there. We want it to continue to be a success. Our goal is to attract more major operators to set up shop in Saskatchewan.”
Harrison, in his capacity as deputy house leader, was extensively involved in planning the eight-day session and working in consultation with the opposition in establishing the official calendar.
“We will have the election of the speaker of the house, the speech from the throne followed by debate of the speech,” he said. “We have 15 new members and it will give them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various process such as question period.”
Harrison noted that with the historically shortest period of time between an election and start of a new session, having an experienced team is a valuable asset.
In terms of his home constituency, Harrison said this government will continue to deliver results for the city and the area.
“We are working closely with mayor (Gary) Vidal and council on specific issues, such as policing,” he said. “We want to see Meadow Lake grow and prosper.”
Following the election, Premier Wall indicated a spring cabinet shuffle is a possibility. Harrison said he would simply keep working away at what Enterprise Saskatchewan is doing until he is informed differently.