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No overarching policy

When you have been writing in the agriculture field for well over three decades, you are rather aware that the issue of wetlands and whether farmers should be able to drain them is a long-standing issue that is often rather divisive as well.

Calvin Daniels

February 16, 2024

So one has to applaud Erika Ritchie, the NDP critic for Environment, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency, who is at least willing to wade into the issue in a significant way. When it comes to the management of wetlands in Saskatchewan, something is missing, suggested Ritchie.

Ritchie notes Saskatchewan is the only province without a wetland conservation policy, adding the Provincial Auditor has flagged the need to develop policies around wetland retention and water quality. No overarching policy in the province suggests a couple of things to this writer.

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