With a busy 2019 ahead, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he’ll still find time to hold Nutrien to its commitment to keep its head office in the province.
Moe did his first appearance of the new year Thursday on Gormley, where he noted Nutrien remains legally obligated to operate out of Saskatchewan, even as most of its upper-level management now lives and works out of Calgary.
“In the case of Nutrien, it’s an industry that we expect representation from this province in the offices, in the head offices of the company.”
Nutrien is the product of a 2018 merger between Saskatoon-based PotashCorp and Calgary-based Agrium. Saskatchewan law requires PotashCorp and its successors to maintain the company’s head office in the province. Moe said this was a point reinforced during a meeting held in December with Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro and board chair Derek Pannell.
“It was a good meeting, a postive meeting and we look forward to working with Nutrien and the industry in general.”
Moe stressed that despite the issue around the Nutrien’s head office, his government remains supportive of the potash industry.
“This is a company in an industry that Saskatchewan has a great affinity for. It’s been a great industry for our province, it’s been part of our DNA, if you will.”