Highlights from the Saskatchewan throne speech REGINA – Highlights from the Saskatchewan throne speech:— Amend the Saskatchewan Employment Act to include essential services law, which was upheld earlier this year by the Court of Appeal.— Change legislation so that inspection reports of licensed personal care homes are made public.— Create a program so seniors with complex issues can get house calls from physicians, nurse practitioners and other health-care providers.— Implement “hot spotting” pilot programs in Saskatoon and Regina to help high-risk, high-use patients who repeatedly show up in emergency rooms.— Spend $5 million over four years through SaskTel to increase bandwidth and improve Internet access and speed at schools.— Act on recommendations from anti-bullying public consultations and on recommendations from an all-party traffic safety committee.— Introduce legislation to create a lobbyist registry.— Create 1,000 new training seats in 2014, including 300 new apprenticeship spots and 700 new spots for the Adult Basic Education program.— Build nine so-called “joint-use” schools through public-private partnerships to allow public and Catholic schools to share some facilities.— Develop a manufacturing centre of excellence to focus on innovation as well as to provide First Nations and Metis people with skills training. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2013 2:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email