The spring session of the Saskatchewan Legislature started Monday, and for several current government MLAs, it will be their final session as they have announced they will not be seeking re-election. One of those MLAs is the Member for Weyburn-Big Muddy, Dustin Duncan. 

"It certainly is a session that I'm looking forward to," Duncan told Discover Weyburn. "I have always enjoyed the back-and-forth debate in the legislature, and just being around my colleagues on a more consistent basis than we are when session is out, so I'm looking forward to it."

Duncan was first elected in 2006 and is currently the second longest-serving MLA for Weyburn, behind James Auburn Pepper. If the election is called for after June 22nd of this year, Duncan will become the longest-serving MLA. 

With this session being the last before the next general provincial election, Duncan noted there will be a lot people can expect over the course of the next few months, starting with the budget that is currently scheduled to be delivered on March 20th. 

"Obviously the budget is the highlight for any spring session, and that'll be the case in this one as well," Duncan said. "SO I think people will continue to see what they've seen from this government in the past, whether it be focussing on spending as it related to health and education or in investing in our communities, I think people will see significant investments."

He added the government will be accountable to the people of Saskatchewan, and answer the questions the opposition will have while setting up an agenda that will be based on growth heading into the future. 

For Duncan, who has spent one-third of his life as a cabinet minister, and nearly half of his life so far as an MLA, he will also be taking everything in. 

"I think, really, I'm just going to try to savour as much as I can, knowing that this is the last session that I'll be representing the good people of Weyburn-Big Muddy."