The PC Party of Saskatchewan is questioning the resignation timing for both Premier Wall and former Minister Bill Boyd.
“Premier Wall and Mr. Boyd say they are leaving politics to give the Sask Party an opportunity for renewal, a line that I find hard to believe” says PC Party Leader Rick Swenson.
Mr. Swenson went on to say “everyone should be asking themselves, why didn’t Premier Wall and Mr. Boyd experience this sudden epiphany before the April 2016 election. There is little doubt that their decisions have more to do with avoiding political and legal heat and not on any Sask Party renewal”.
Swenson adds, "On August 11th the Premier called a By-election in Saskatoon Fairview and just four days later, Mr. Boyd announces his resignation. In a matter of weeks, taxpayers will be on the hook for close to $400,000.00 to cover another by-election. If there are any other Sask Party MLA’s looking to leave, please do so now and at least save taxpayers some dollars by not having single by-elections every second month”.
In conclusion Mr. Swenson said “instead of renewal, it is time to replace this tired, corrupt government and the personal business agendas of the Sask Party.
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For more information call Rick Swenson at (306) 631-5461
"Premier Wall's decision to leave public life, I'm sure, was not an easy one”, says Leader Rick Swenson. “Mr. Wall has been involved in politics all of his adult life and certainly knows that no politician should stay forever."
The PC Party wishes him well in his future endeavours but also expects before he leaves office he will bring to a definitive conclusion some very large issues which developed under his leadership as Premier of the province. His government needs to open the books and cooperate totally with every agency including the Legislative Assembly on the GTH land scandal.
The Progressive Conservative Party is demanding the Wall Government immediately release the list of 36 communities who will have their affordable seniors housing apartments sold.
P.C. Party President, Grant Schmidt, was a Cabinet minister who worked with Bill McKnight, the P.C. Federal minister to have most of these affordable seniors apartments built. The Grayson building was the prototype.
Schmidt said, “These seniors apartments were built 30 years ago and should be paid for. The sale is a cash grab by a desperate Government.”
David Prokopchuk of Saskatoon has accepted the nomination to be the Progressive Conservative candidate for the by-election to be held in the Saskatoon Fairview Constituency.
At the nomination meeting held Thursday evening, Party Leader Rick Swenson said, “The PC Party is pleased that Mr. Prokopchuk has accepted this nomination. David will provide voters in Saskatoon Fairview the opportunity to send the Sask Party government a clear message that enough is enough”. Mr. Swenson went on to say “taxpayers are not happy with the way the Wall government has managed their money and are searching for an alternative. On a number of key issues our Party has been the real opposition, demonstrating that we are the clear alternative to the current government.”
When asked about receiving the nomination Mr. Prokopchuk said, “I am very pleased to accept the nomination. Throughout the riding, constituents are telling me they are not pleased with the status quo, and are looking for a change other than the NDP”.
In conclusion Mr. Prokopchuk stated, “Saskatoon Fairview deserves to have the best representation available to them in the Legislature. I believe that I am that choice. Together we can make a difference, and give the people of Fairview the representation they deserve.”
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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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David Prokopchuk of Saskatoon has announced his intention to seek the nomination to be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon Fairview Constituency by-election. The date for this by-election has not yet been set.
Mr. Prokopchuk runs his own financial services business and has lived in Saskatoon for more than 40 years. David has a degree in political science and economics from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for Saskatoon Light and Power for 27 years. David is active in the community. He is the chairman of Ukrainian Day in the Park and Provincial President of the Ukrainian Self Reliance Association. He has played an active role in many other community organizations including the Alzheimer’s Society, the Canadian Lung Association and the MS Society. He is a firm believer in the democratic process. In 2004, David was part of a Canadian government-sponsored delegation of observers for the special presidential election in Ukraine to help ensure a democratic process took place. Again in 2012, David was selected as one of 60 long term observers selected from over 1500 applicants. It was the first time Canada had its own long term observation mission.