Our Mineral Resources
Uranium Development in Saskatchewan – Strategic Direction
In October 2008, the Government of Saskatchewan established the Uranium Development Partnership (UDP), chaired by Dr. Richard Florizone, to identify, evaluate and make recommendations on Saskatchewan-based value added opportunities to further develop our uranium industry.
On April 8, 2009 the government announced The Future of Uranium in Saskatchewan Public Consultation Process. Dan Perrins was appointed Chair and was directed to lead an independent process focused on the recommendations made by the UDP. Mr. Perrins was asked to listen to people through an inclusive process, and reflect on what he heard in a report to Government due at the end of August 2009. Mr. Perrins was not to be an advocate for the UDP, but was to provide opportunities for Saskatchewan people to respond.
The consultation process was undertaken between April and July 31, 2009 and included:
In total 2,263 responses were analysed as part of this process.
Mr. Perrins's final report, dated August 31, 2009, on the future of uranium industry development consultations, was released September 15, 2009.
The Honourable Bill Boyd, Minister of Energy and Resources, presented the government's response to both the UDP Report recommendations and Mr. Perrin's final report on December 17, 2009. In his response Minister Boyd outlined the government's strategic direction for uranium development in Saskatchewan.
* Please note the website www.saskuranium.ca referenced in several of the attachments is no longer available. This page replaces that information portal.
April 5, 2010 - Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies - Inquiry Into Saskatchewan's Energy Needs - Final Report
December 1, 2009 - Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies - Inquiry into Saskatchewan's Energy Needs - Interim Report
April 9, 2009 News Release - Chair of Public Consultations on Uranium Industry Development Announced