Reserves Set To Welcome Calvert’s Bus Tour

Monday, June 12, 2006 at 13:01



Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert says he’s looking forward to talking real issues with Aboriginal residents on this year’s edition of his bus tour of the province.


Calvert and his entourage officially kick off the excursion with a trip to Prince Albert tomorrow morning.


After that, the premier will head to North Battleford and surrounding area.


First Nations on his stop list include Island Lake, Saulteaux, and Big Island Lake.


Calvert says he knows First Nations often have different needs and wants than other communities, but he says many of the basic issues remain the same — including employment, education and health.


He maintains his bus tours are invaluable as they provide him with first-hand knowledge of what individual areas and communities require.


He notes the province’s $65-million Roads to Prosperity initiative announced last year was a direct result of his visit to northern Saskatchewan earlier in the year.