Economy touted as priority in throne speech with tax incentive for exporters

Global News

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is planning to introduce a tax incentive to double exports by 2020 and boost job creation in the manufacturing and corporate sectors.

The promise was made in Wednesday’s throne speech, which was delivered under tight security at the provincial legislature, after a soldier was shot and killed near Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier in the day.

The ceremony before the speech was moved inside due to concern for military personnel and international diplomats who attended the event. Police officers swept the building beforehand for any security threats.

The throne speech, read by Lt.-Gov. Vaughn Solomon Schofield, outlined in broad terms the Saskatchewan Party government’s plan for the next legislature session.

There were no specifics on what the tax incentive will involve.

In September, the premier heralded a report released by the Saskatchewan-Asia Advisory Council, which made 45 suggestions that included more Asian language studies in…

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