NEW - SK: Saskatchewan Party wins election
The Saskatchewan Party has won a majority government in the provincial election held on Monday, October 26. The CPA has reviewed the Saskatchewan Party's promises made during the campaign and has provided the following highlights:
- Provide a 10% energy bill rebate to consumers for 1 year beginning December 2020.
- Lower small business tax:
- Reduce from current 2% to 0% effective October 1, 2020
- Increase to 1% effective July 1, 2022
- Increase amount back to 2% effective July 1, 2023
- The amount a small business can earn to remain at $600,000/year
- Provide homeowners with a home renovation tax credit. Homeowners would be eligible to claim up to $20,000 in expenses for a maximum credit of $2,100. Items eligible include the purchase and installation of a new furnace, water heater and solar panel. This provides an opportunity for propane furnaces, water heaters and as the fuel used for back-up power generation for solar power.
- Implement a Graduate Retention Program to keep more youth and workers in Saskatchewan. This provides an opportunity to advocate for a Saskatchewan-based gas-fitter course.
- Plan to target investments into First Nation and Metis communities. Propane for power generation, heating and transportation are all possible solutions to address the needs of rural and remote communities.
- Continue to oppose the federal carbon tax with preference placed on a made-in-Saskatchewan plan.
The CPA will continue to advocate on behalf of CPA members to advance the use and understanding of the advantages of propane. For more information, please contact Government Relations Director, West, Tanis Fiss at email@example.com.