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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SHARING THE SASKATCHEWAN STORY IN QUEBEC

CORRECTION

In the Office of the Provincial Secretary news release Sharing the Saskatchewan Story in Quebec dated April 8, 2010, Provincial Secretary June Draude was incorrectly quoted as saying 20 per cent of the world supply of natural resources come directly from Saskatchewan. The Provincial Secretary was referring specifically to the global production of two natural resources; potash and uranium production, of which Saskatchewan produces 33 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.  

Provincial Secretary June Draude will be in Quebec this weekend to tell the Saskatchewan story to the members of the Montreal Consular Corps, representing 85 countries. The presentation will focus on the exceptional quality of life, dynamic economy and vast natural resources that our province has to offer.

"Over the last five years we have substantially increased trade with other nations," Draude said. " With more than 20 per cent of the world supply of natural resources coming directly from Saskatchewan, we know this increase will likely continue. This visit is part of government's diplomatic engagement strategy to share our story with others - not only as a trading partner but as the best place in Canada to live, raise a family and do business."

A delegation comprised of approximately 40 entrepreneurs, producers, community leaders and officials from Saskatchewan will also be in Quebec this weekend. They will be visiting the Charlevoix region to explore models for local manufacturing of food products and agro-tourism.

For more information on doing business in Saskatchewan, visit www.enterprisesaskatchewan.ca. To learn more about the role of the Provincial Secretary, visit www.ops.gov.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Nicole Fellinger
Office of the Provincial Secretary
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2687
Email: nicole.fellinger@gov.sk.ca

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