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Sask First Act gets through second reading

Bill 88, respecting Saskatchewan’s provincial jurisdiction over resources, passes unanimously and now heads to committee
Mitch McAdam of the Constitutional Law branch and Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre, when they spoke to reporters prior to the introduction of the Saskatchewan First Act in the legislature.

REGINA - The bill for the Saskatchewan First Act passed unanimously on second reading in the Legislature on Monday night as it continues to make its way through the Assembly.

Bill 88 was passed during a rare night sitting of the Assembly on Monday, with the vote passing by a 43-0 count. No New Democrats in the house voted against.

The next step is for the bill to go to committee and then come back to the Assembly for third reading and passage. 

Bill 88 - The Saskatchewan First Act aims to assert Saskatchewan’s exclusive legislative jurisdiction over natural resources. Among the aspects of the Act is an amendment to the Constitution of Saskatchewan to clearly confirm Saskatchewan’s autonomy and exclusive legislative jurisdiction over several areas, to define Saskatchewan’s core powers, and create of an Economic Impact Assessment Tribunal.