Eric Olauson, MLA

Saskatoon University

Saskatoon University: Innovation, Recreation & Cooperation

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1B-270 Acadia Drive,
Saskatoon, SK, S7H 3V4
P-306-244-4004 | F-306-244-4225 | ca@saskatoonuniversity.ca

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Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

I hope you've had an enjoyable Labour Day long weekend. While it's disappointing summer has come to an end, September brings AGMs, community activities and back to school.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

It's been a great (and hot!) summer so far. And there is still lots of summer left to enjoy. I encourage you to check out the new initiative, Survival Series, through SaskParks. This is the first year the Survival Series has been offered in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks and it will run until the end of August. Interested participants can visit www.saskparks.com to find when the Survival Series programs are taking place.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

I hope you've had an enjoyable Labour Day long weekend. While it's disappointing summer has come to an end, September brings AGMs, community activities and back to school.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

It's been a great (and hot!) summer so far. And there is still lots of summer left to enjoy. I encourage you to check out the new initiative, Survival Series, through SaskParks. This is the first year the Survival Series has been offered in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks and it will run until the end of August. Interested participants can visit www.saskparks.com to find when the Survival Series programs are taking place.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

Happy Canada Day! I hope you have a fun and safe day celebrating. It's been another busy month in the constituency on the doorstep. I've heard great feedback from you and have genuinely enjoyed the compliments of what we are doing well and suggestions on how we can do things better. I will be taking this information back to Premier Moe and the rest of my colleagues.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

To say it's been a busy few weeks would be an understatement. I've enjoyed the bbqs, community clean ups and dedication days that have been happening in the city and in Saskatoon University.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

We want to hear from you! In your mailbox this week you will find a feedback piece from your government asking you what are your priorities for you and your community. I hope you will take the time to share your thoughts and send it back to me, postage paid. The same feedback can be submitted online here.

Survey: We Want to Hear From You  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Jun 1, to Sep 15,
Take our survey. Saskatchewan’s economy is improving and our province continues to grow after three years of low natural resource prices and fiscal challenges. Despite record investment in infrastructure and services over the past decade, we know that there is more to be done. We want to hear from you about your priorities and our communities’ priorities as the Government of Saskatchewan builds a plan for 2030.

Report from the Legislature May 30, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s economy is improving and our province continues to grow after three years of low natural resource prices and fiscal challenges. Despite the headwinds of a federal carbon tax and trade challenges, Saskatchewan has now seen nine consecutive months of strong job growth.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

While the court didn't decide in our favour, the fight against the Federally Imposed Trudeau Carbon tax is not over. Your government will continue to stand up for the people of Saskatchewan. Stay tuned.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

The court will render a decision on the federally imposed Trudeau Carbon Tax this Friday. It is our hope that the court will rule in our favour, the favour of the Saskatchewan people. There have been many petitions presented in the Legislature against the Carbon Tax.

Report from the Legislature April 25, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From fighting the federal carbon tax and fixing Canada’s flawed Equalization program to protecting jobs and ensuring programs and services are sustainable for years to come, your Saskatchewan Party government is standing up for Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

We are busy in Regina but that hasn't stopped me from door knocking and getting your reaction to our latest budget. I look forward to seeing you on the doorstep. Have a safe and blessed Easter break.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

It's been 11 days since our Minister of Finance presented a balance budget. This is good news for the province, the city and the residents of Saskatoon University. I've also had the pleasure of standing up in the house and speaking in support of the budget, five member statements and one introduction. It's been fun!

Report from the Legislature March 28, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly have been debating the 2019-20 Provincial Budget – a responsible and sustainable plan to balance the budget this year, and in the years to come. The debate, however, brought forward some questionable remarks from the NDP’s newest MLA who defended the former government’s closure of 176 schools and 52 hospitals by saying “maybe those places should have been closed”. He even suggested that our protective services “don’t prevent crime”, they only respond to it.

Report from the Legislature March 21, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The 2019 Provincial Budget is a balanced budget – and it's the right balance for Saskatchewan. It's the right balance between keeping your taxes low and providing quality services for our children, families, and seniors. It's the right balance between important investments in both urban and rural Saskatchewan. And it's the right balance for building a stronger economy and creating jobs, now and in the future.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

On Wednesday our Finance Minister, Donna Harpauer, will be presenting Budget 2019/20, which will be balanced. Your government has worked hard to find efficiencies and savings while staying committed to maintaining and improving in areas like social services, health and education.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

Did you hear that Regina will be hosting the Grey Cup in 2020, in our new Mosaic Stadium and the Junos in Saskatoon? This is fantastic news for our province and what we may be best known for, our fans! Saskatchewan is a destination, which is becoming more and more obvious to the rest of Canada.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

I hope you are all well and staying warm! These frigid temperatures are getting old. I'd like to take this moment to thank all the people that keep our city and province running. Without the hard work of many in all sectors, automotive, energy and health this weather would indeed be difficult to manage. So, thank you!

Report from the Legislature February 14, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has now seen strong job growth for six consecutive months. Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 7,700 jobs from January 2018. The job gains were split between full-time and part-time increases, with full-time up 4,400 jobs and part-time up 3,200 jobs.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

We survived January. On to February which looks to be a challenge weather wise still, but it doesn't have to be boring! Have a look at these fantastic winter events happening this month and these year-round things to do.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

The year is off to a great start! On January 8th I participated in the Rally 4 Resources rally in Regina. Your government will continue to be a strong voice against the federally imposed carbon tax. The carbon tax will only hurt families, businesses and the community.

Report from the Legislature January 3, 2019  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

A new year is a time for optimism and renewal – and here in Saskatchewan we see encouraging signs that our best days are still to come. Despite the challenges facing our energy sector, people continue to see Saskatchewan as a great place to live, work and invest.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

December is here! While it’s easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle with holidays approaching we’ve been busy at the Legislature this fall sitting. I invite you to keep up to date with daily news releases from the government at: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media

Report from the Legislature November 29, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Two years ago, our government prepared a 3-year plan to balance the budget while keeping our investment climate competitive and ensuring long-term economic strength. While we still face challenges, our province is well-positioned to weather them and emerge even stronger.

Report from the Legislature November 22, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Pipelines are the safest, most efficient, and most sustainable way to get our oil to world markets. The problem for Saskatchewan and for all of Canada right now is that pipelines are being blocked, not built. The federal government has killed two projects, stalled a third, and we can’t get our oil to tidewater as a result. Inaction is costing Canadians every day.

Saskatoon University Newsletter  Saskatoon University

It's been another busy month and I've been able to spend lots of time back in the constituency attending some special events, like the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame, the Last Hundred Days Ceremony and the 2018 Four Nations Cup.

Report from the Legislature 
September 6, 2018  No items found.

Three months into the fiscal year and Saskatchewan’s economy is showing signs of strengthening and our budget deficit smaller than first projected.

The first quarter update for this year’s provincial budget shows that Saskatchewan is on track for a balanced budget by 2019-20.

Report from the Legislature August 23, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer is always a great time to get back to our communities, reach out to constituents and gather feedback on how we can work together to build a better province. Whether it is fighting the carbon tax or fixing Canada’s flawed equalization program, your Saskatchewan Party government will always stand with the people of this great province. Right now we need to bring attention to a troublesome piece of legislation for our natural resource sector.

Report from the Legislature July 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer in Saskatchewan is a great time to enjoy recreation and relaxation. When travelling throughout our province, our government understands the importance of high-speed internet and cellular connections both in business and in our personal lives. We also understand that too many rural areas still have poor cellular coverage and slow internet service which is why we’re working with SaskTel to expand and enhance its network.

Report from the Legislature June 28, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Each year at this time we come together to celebrate our country, its identity, our shared values, and our collective good fortune to live here. Canada is a country that works, but like all countries, Canada is imperfect and one of its enduring imperfections is the federal equalization program. The objective to ensure all Canadians have access to a comparable level of service is commendable, but the program designed to do that is flawed.

Report from the Legislature June 14, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s population has reached another all-time high, topping 1.17 million for the first time. Once known as a great place to be from, Saskatchewan is the place to be. According to Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan grew by 1,488 people in the first quarter of 2018 – an increase of 11,691 people in the past year, and 157,806 more people in the past decade.

Report from the Legislature May 31, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The spring sitting of the legislature focused on the priorities of Saskatchewan people as we face important issues. The fight against the federal carbon tax continues with the Government of Saskatchewan launching a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the Government of Canada’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province.

Report from the Legislature May 24, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Premier Scott Moe advocated for Saskatchewan’s interests at the Western Premiers Conference in Yellowknife, including on the issue of pipelines, to ensure we can get our resources to world markets. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province looking for continued access to Canada’s coastline and we will fight for our constitutional right to get our products to port and to customers around the world.

Report from the Legislature May 17, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has submitted 11 projects to the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, despite being deemed ineligible by the federal government for a portion of the funding.

Report from the Legislature May 10, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $14 million to improve rural roads, bridges and culverts throughout the province. The Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP) provides funding for municipal roads impacted by increased truck traffic, as well as bridge and culvert projects.

Report from the Legislature May 3, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The ability to see a doctor, whether they are a specialist or a general practitioner, is one of the most important aspects of our health care system. Our government prioritized physician recruitment and retention upon coming to office in 2007, and since then we’ve seen nearly 900 more doctors – a 51% increase. This includes significant increases in general practitioners (43%), specialists (62%), and pediatricians (98%).

Report from the Legislature April 26, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province. The government is asking the Court of Appeal to answer a clear question on the constitutionality of the legislation that the federal government has introduced to impose the carbon tax.

Report from the Legislature April 19, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Over the past decade of growth, Saskatchewan's expanded exports and new business investments here at home have given our province the second-fastest rate of job creation and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. The 2018-19 Saskatchewan Budget will help to ensure Saskatchewan's economy stays on track as we begin another decade of growth.

Report from the Legislature April 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our Government has a plan to return Saskatchewan to a balanced budget by next year, and that plan is on track. The Government of Saskatchewan continues to control and carefully manage spending in the 2018-19 Provincial Budget. Many ministries are forecasting lower spending than in the previous fiscal year, while continuing to provide valued core services that are sustainable into the future.

Report from the Legislature April 5, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From gas and groceries to clothing and other necessities, provinces across Canada are finding out how carbon taxes drive up costs and make it harder for families to make ends meet. Not only do carbon taxes hurt families by making their day-to-day lives more expensive, they threaten their jobs by making our export-based economies less competitive in a global market.

Report from the Legislature March 29, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government recently announced the creation of a financial literacy curriculum for students across Saskatchewan. For the first time, students will be able to use financial literacy as a credit towards their graduation. Students taking these classes will learn the basics of personal finances, and why it is important to have that knowledge as they get closer to adulthood. The curriculum for these classes will be written soon, with full implementation in our schools by September 2019.

Report from the Legislature March 22, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

There is new leadership in the legislature but the first few weeks of the Spring Sitting have revealed that some things never change. At a time when our government is on track to balance the budget, the new leader of the NDP has put forward a new $2.5 billion platform. Not only has the NDP endorsed a plan that would add $2.5 billion in new spending every year, they have yet to unveil a realistic way to pay for their promises.

Report from the Legislature February 15, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Your Saskatchewan Party MLAs have a vision for a growing province where our children and their children can build a life. We are committed to ensuring this vision is realized and are closer than ever to achieving it thanks to an unprecedented decade of prosperity and achievement.

Report from the Legislature February 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's new Premier, Scott Moe, recently chaired his first Caucus meeting at the legislative building. Under his leadership, our entire team is united, strong, and ready to get work, stand with Saskatchewan, and secure a second decade of growth.

Report from the Legislature January 4, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The start of a new year is a time of optimism and renewal – and here in Saskatchewan we see encouraging signs that our best days are still to come. Saskatchewan’s population for example has now grown to more than 1,168,000.

Report from the Legislature December 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

On his last day in the Legislative Assembly, Premier Brad Wall reflected on service to the province and its people by asking the question: “did you leave things better than you found them?” While there will always be more work to do, I believe that if you can answer that question with a “yes”, then you have done your part to leave a legacy that is worthy of this province.

Report from the Legislature November 30, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s mid-year financial update shows our plan to balance the budget in 3 years is on track. Efforts to control spending have expenses down $9 million with the budget contingency covering public sector wage compensation savings that will not be realized in 2017-18.

Report from the Legislature November 9, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government has introduced legislation invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect parents’ choice in where they send their children to school.

Report from the Legislature October 26, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has enjoyed a decade of growth and our government is working to ensure Saskatchewan keeps growing stronger. The new session of the Legislature opened with a Throne Speech outlining a busy legislative agenda.

Report from the Legislature - October 5, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

TransCanada has cancelled its application to build the Energy East pipeline. Energy East would have created thousands of jobs, contributed billions of dollars in tax revenue and boosted Canada’s economy by around $55 billion – all from exclusively private sector investment.

Report from the Legislature - September 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Moody’s Investors Service recently confirmed Saskatchewan’s Aaa credit rating.

Report from the Legislature - August 24, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s new Protection & Response Team (PRT) will help address crime, including in rural communities, with 258 armed resources to help across the province.

Report from the Legislature July 13, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Thank you to the innovative and inspiring individuals who create growth and opportunity for Saskatchewan’s 1.16 million residents. Our government has taken steps to improve Saskatchewan’s competitiveness, including a move away from taxes on income, growth and productivity.

Report from the Legislature June 29, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan residents who pay income tax will soon be paying less and Saskatchewan people with lower incomes will receive a boost in their tax credit amounts.

Report from the Legislature June 1, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The words thank you don’t even begin to describe how grateful Saskatchewan is to have received an extraordinary gift from the Jim Pattison Foundation. A $50 million donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CFHS), is going to benefit children and families for generations to come.

Report from the Legislature April 27, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

As our government works to meet the challenge of persistently low commodity prices, our economy is growing stronger. This week we learned that Saskatchewan’s diversified economy has produced the strongest wholesale sales growth in all of Canada.

Report from the Legislature April 6, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Premier Wall travelled to Washington D.C. this week to promote the continuation of a strong trade relationship and free trade between Canada and the U.S. as a benefit to both countries. In addition to meetings with elected officials and members of the new administration, the Premier also delivered a keynote address and took part in a panel discussion on trade at the Heritage Foundation.

Report from the Legislature February 2, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's manufacturing sales are leading the nation. Despite ongoing world commodity price challenges, this sector and our economy is showing signs of strength. According to Statistics Canada, manufacturing sales were $1.2 billion in November, up 12.2% (seasonally adjusted) over last year, and nearly six times the national average.

Report from the Legislature January 19, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Health Funding Agreement Reached with Federal Government - This week we reached a 10-year agreement with the federal government on health care funding. The deal ensures long-term sustainability of our health system while adding nearly $350 million in new funding to expand mental health services and home care for Saskatchewan people.

Report from the Legislature December 15, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow. Our provincial population grew by 4,761 people in last quarter, an increase of 18,007 people over the past year. This brings us to a record 1,155,393 people who call Saskatchewan home.

Report from the Legislature December 8, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan Attracting Energy Investment - According to an annual global survey of energy-sector executives, Saskatchewan is increasingly becoming an attractive place for energy investment.

Report from the Legislature December 1, 2016  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly mourn the passing of our good friend and colleague Roger Parent, MLA for Saskatoon-Meewasin. Roger, a strong advocate and proud representative for his community and province, passed away November 29 with family members at his side.

STEP Celebrates 20 Years of Advancing International Trade  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) turns 20 this year and is celebrating an exceptional track record of helping make our province an even stronger force in international trade.

About Eric and Community Links

Eric Olauson was born and raised in Saskatoon and has called Saskatoon University home for over 43 years.

Eric is the former City of Saskatoon Ward 8 Councillor, which helps him bring the right understanding of the issues and challenges that face the people of Saskatoon. “I care about our community and the people who live here. I will ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met at the provincial level.”

Eric’s passion is for Saskatoon’s future. He has taken a special interest in regional planning during the last three years on City Council as part of the District Planning Commission and the Planning For Growth Regional Oversight Committee. "Smart and effective growth is important for our region to continue to prosper.”

Eric graduated from SIAST Kelsey Campus in 1994 with a diploma in Recreation and Leisure. He currently holds a Project Management Professional designation, as well as over 20 years in the logistics and supply chain management industry. He is an active member of his community association as well as the Knights of Columbus where he is currently Vice President of the Blackstrap Youth Camp. Eric and his partner DonnaLyn have one son and three daughters.

He currently serves as the Legislative Secretary for Parks, Culture and Sport, Government Caucus Chair, and as a member of the Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice, the Standing Committee on Private Bills, and the government caucus Management Committee. 

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