The PC Party of Saskatchewan would like to congratulate our new Premier and new ministers on their appointments, however we believe this new cabinet offers very little of the promised renewal.
PC Party Leader, Rick Swenson had this to say, “Today we see a number of old faces in this new cabinet. This should raise questions about the performance of cabinet ministers. Questions such as; how badly do you have to perform to lose your cabinet posting?
To each returning Cabinet Minister, where were you when former Premier Wall signed the 2014 Order in Council giving Mr. Boyd the GTH green light? Why didn’t you just say, NO?
Congratulations Premier Moe on your internal election as Premier of Saskatchewan. You are now responsible for the future of over one million people. Most of these people will need changes in your Government so they can survive, be happy, and prosper.
The pcsask.ca party thinks you are honest and will try your best. Your best probably will not be good enough unless you learn to take advice from better people.
We offer to give advice if you call Rick Swenson or me. We have a record of balancing our departments’ budgets and we were not afraid to challenge the insiders, cronies, and land speculators in the Sask. Party. I was thrown out of your party for asking too many questions. I hope you didn’t know what was going at the rotten core of your party. You should find out and fix it.
I recommend you enjoy your victory for a week or two. If you do not seek the advice of pcsask.ca we will give it to you anyway. Our goal is to change the world and you have the power to start in Saskatchewan. We challenge you to implement our policies.
The PC Party of Saskatchewan congratulates Scott Moe on his election as Premier Designate.
After the election of the new Premier, PC Leader, Rick Swenson, had this to say “I would like to congratulate Scott Moe on his victory and remind him that he should enjoy his win while he can, the party will be short lived”.
Mr. Swenson went on to say “in a matter of days, at least one by-election will be called in Saskatchewan, and the new Premier will need to explain to taxpayers why his government wasted $1 billion dollars of their money at the Regina by-pass and the how they allowed scandal and mismanagement to happen at the GTH.
The Premier and his government must also come clean on secret monthly lease payments for P3 hospitals, schools and by-passes. It is clear that the Sask Party is running two sets of books, theirs and one of hidden deficits”.
In closing, Mr. Swenson said, “We invite all those who are interested in helping clean up the Sask Party mess, to join us. Working together, we can make a positive difference, without going back to the NDP!”
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Yesterday was one of those winter days that everyone can really appreciate in Saskatchewan. The sun was shining, a very light breeze was blowing with the temperature slightly over freezing. After a week of being kept in the house with a dose of that miserable cold/flu that's been going around all of Saskatchewan, it was nice to get out and enjoy one of Saskatchewan's favourite winter activities - ice fishing.
My son Eric and I joined hundreds of other people at Buffalo Pound Lake enjoying the afternoon, caught our limit of yellow perch and simply relaxed from the rigours of our lives. Let's hope we have a few more days like that this winter so that we can forget about the bone-chilling cold which we've all endured over the last month.
The never-ending leadership races which are gripping Saskatchewan politics these days has virtually brought the process of government to a standstill. I know from visiting people involved in municipal government and third-party non-profit organizations that there is a growing sense of foreboding about the budget process. I think everyone is anticipating another tough budget and are wondering when the Sask Party government is going to get its focus off of choosing a new leader and getting on with what they were elected to do in the spring of 2016. The budget process appears to be far behind schedule.
It is very seldom that I've ever let weather events get in the road of jumping in the truck and going places. I fully intended on attending Crop Production week in Saskatoon as I have for many, many years. Last Tuesday's rain and snow storm stopped me in my tracks. The idea of driving in those conditions was too much for his hardened Saskatchewan farm boy. I'm sure many others felt the same way.
By all accounts, the show was a tremendous success and a showcase for Saskatchewan agriculture and innovation. My hat is off to the people that work so hard to make this happen each and every year in Saskatoon.
I particularly wanted to see some of the information that was available to producers on the subject of inter-cropping. This is the growing practice of sowing two different crops together and harvesting a mixture that has a greater potential for monetary reward and building soil health.
When you combine this with some of the new opportunities developing with cover crops, it is an exciting new development to strengthen our agricultural base. Combining the livestock sector with these new developments can only make western Canadian agriculture an exciting and profitable place to be for many years to come.
The PC Party has always been a strong proponent of agricultural diversification and value-adding our agricultural production. Along with protecting our land base from unscrupulous outside investment schemes, we as a Party have always believed in the entrepreneurial spirit of our farming and ranching families. One of my great disappointments has been the lack of efforts by our current Sask Party government during the best of economic times to do things like expanding our irrigation acres and expanding our value-added processing. Irrigation has proven to be one of the cornerstones of value-added processing. You only have to drive through southern Alberta to view the results of concerted policy initiatives in this area.
PC Party president Grant Schmidt announces that Mr. Stu Esson is leaving his position at the PC provincial office effective August 1, 2017. “I would like to thank Stu for his dedication to the party, executive and the members of our caucus and for his time and effort on behalf of our party. During Stu’s time as executive director we have seen an increase in support for the PC Party across the province and Stu’s hard work helped ensure that the PC Party ran the most candidates in the 2016 election that it has run since the 1995 general election. His hard work on our behalf means that the PC Party will continue to gain momentum, new candidates and new leadership in the years to come. Stu’s last day in the office will be July 31, 2017 and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”
PC Party Leader Rick Swenson echoes Mr. Schmidt’s comments and added “I really appreciated the personal rapport and dedication which Stu put forth on my behalf as leader of the party and keeping our office functioning at a high level during the most hectic days of the last provincial election campaign. Without his efforts I could not have been travelling across the province spreading the PC message.”
The PC Party of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that the time and place for a nomination meeting for the Saskatoon Fairview by-election has been set.
Party President Grant Schmidt states “We have booked the 2nd level Theatre of the Cosmo Civic Centre for a 7:30 pm meeting, Thursday August 3.”
Party Leader Rick Swenson will be speaking at the nomination meeting.
The Cosmo Civic Centre is located at 3130 Laurier Drive in Saskatoon.
Mr. Schmidt concluded “Deadline for nominations is noon, Monday, July 24, so we will know at that time if the nomination will be contested.”
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