For Release August 6, 2019
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan, Ken Grey, was dismayed to hear of the closing of the Mosaic Potash mine in his hometown of Colonsay. “A closure of this magnitude will be devastating for those families and communities affected by the closure.” he stated. “We are hoping for the best possible outcome which would be a quick return to operations.”
We understand that the world market for potash is not ideal at this time, however, the recent elimination of the potash production tax credit and this SaskParty government’s hyper focus on the oil industry has had an impact on other producers in our resource sector and it is rural Saskatchewan that is taking the biggest hit. We see cabinet ministers travelling the world on taxpayer’s money with no new markets for our products. This government is failing rural Saskatchewan, failing our producers and failing to properly manage our resources.
A Progressive Conservative Party government would recognize that our products, both grown and resourced, are what fuel this province. We would prioritize our rural families, businesses and sectors by truly finding new markets, funding innovations and managing royalties to match market trends.
“We’ve seen this government destroy entire industries before by eliminating tax credits to fuel their
vanity spending projects. It appears the potash industry may be next” says Ken Grey.
Contact Ken Grey – Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan (306) 209-3892