2017 will go down in the history books as memorable for residents of Saskatchewan, as well as members of the provincial government, including MLA Lori Carr.

"It was a very busy year, with all the committees that I have the privilege of sitting on, and it was also a very rewarding year with all the good work that got done," she said.

Among the recent highlights for Carr was her appointment as Deputy Whip. This entails assisting and ensuring party discipline among members of the caucus, as well as attendance during sessions. In addition, the position is responsible for scheduling party speakers for various motions and other such tasks.

"We had a member pass away and it was his position, and the Premier just asked me if it was something I was interested in being appointed to. Without hesitation I said yes because it's a stepping stone for me, and I've really enjoyed it so far."

The provincial budget was another standout, as well as a variety of legislation making it's way through legislature. Some of these included discussions on marijuana and crown corporations.

The announced retirement of Premier Brad Wall was another major event from the year, and when he steps down at the end of January, it will make for a busy rest of 2018. Estevan's MLA also pointed out several additional challenges that await them.

"We'll need to ensure that we stay on track to get back to balance within our three year goal. We'll have to finish the legislation on marijuana and ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible. Sometime this year, we're going to be making a decision with regards to units four and five of Boundary Dam, which affects our constituency specifically."

"It'll be a very busy year, and I'm looking forward to it," she concluded.


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