“Mineral rights holders in Saskatchewan, whose lands are included in the potash restricted drilling areas, are being treated unfairly by the Sask Party Government.” says P.C. Leader Rick Swenson.
“Potash companies have convinced the government that oil and gas development cannot co-exist with potash mining in its various forms for safety reasons. This law, brought in by the NDP government of the late 1990s and perpetuated by the Sask Party, was done with no public consultation and no thought to advances in drilling technology.” added Swenson who is a former minister of Energy and Mines. “Potash companies coming to Saskatchewan to mine our resources know of our respect for freehold mineral rights. They should not be able to hide behind the government to avoid that respect and pay appropriate compensation to rights holders.”
The Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce Merv Malish as their candidate for the Canora Pelly constituency in the next provincial election. Merv was acclaimed at a nomination meeting held last night in the Stenen town hall.
“The Sask Party Government has mismanaged a boom, and now Saskatchewan taxpayers are left on the hook to pay for their mistakes.” That is the opinion of PC Party Leader Rick Swenson. “Their lack of vision when the money was rolling in is now evident as shown in the mid-year financial update.”
"Amendments to the Farm Land Security Act have left out a very important piece for Saskatchewan farm and ranch families", said PC Leader Rick Swenson.
Swenson adds, "Amendments to the Act were forced by Saskatchewan citizens because of the Sask Party government's cavalier attitude toward one of our greatest resources - our agricultural land. The Assiniboia Land Co-CPPIB deal highlighted this necessity for rule changes and more due diligence by the Farm Land Security Board."
Merv Malish of Canora, Saskatchewan has announced he will be seeking nomination to be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Canora-Pelly Constituency for the provincial election to be held April 4, 2016.
Mr. Malish was born and raised near Mikado and graduated from Canora Composite High School. Merv worked on the family farm, and later owned and operated his own business in Mikado for 5 years. Mr. Malish spent time in British Columbia and has spent recent years working as an addictions and anger management counsellor. Merv returned to Saskatchewan and now resides in Canora.
When asked why he is seeking the nomination, Mr. Malish said “As a professional counsellor, I have always been recognized for putting my clients’ needs first.” He continued, “Becoming an MLA would give me the opportunity to bring the same commitment to a larger purpose, in meeting the needs of my constituency.”
Today, the PC Party is endorsing a North Regina Bypass route similar to the one put forward by the Why Tower Road Group who have done extensive research and planning for an alternative bypass.
“It is absolutely imperative that we find a more taxpayer-friendly solution to the traffic and safety issues east of Regina” said PC Party Leader Rick Swenson.
“The owners of Saskatchewan farmland have spoken, and their voice needs to be respected by government.” That is the opinion of PC Party leader Rick Swenson.
The results of the Farmland Ownership Survey were released today and more than 86% of the responses opposed any foreign ownership and 75% opposed Canadian pension funds owning Saskatchewan farmland.
Swenson stated “The PC Party is claiming a victory on this issue. Since the CPPIB purchased 115,000 acres in 2013, the PC Party believed this deal was wrong, both legally and morally. It was the PC Party of Saskatchewan who brought this to the attention of farm families, and with their help, forced the Wall government to put in place a moratorium on further purchases and hold a public consultation.”