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The P.C. Party is going to discuss a Provincial Police Force with SARM. President, Grant Schmidt, and some candidates will attend the SARM convention as guests to seek input and answer questions.

Grant Schmidt said, “Pcsask.ca has observed a public safety problem in some of our cities and some rural areas. Solving problems of public safety is one important role of government.”

The P.C.’s propose to combine existing government safety officers such as conservation officers, highway traffic officers, sheriff security and prison transfer services into a Provincial Police Force.

In rural areas, the RCMP are too understaffed and busy with major crimes that they have little time for crime prevention.

The P.C.’s would also offer incentives for rural municipalities, towns, and villages to participate in crime prevention such as citizens on patrol.

The statements of First Nations that they are not receiving adequate policing have been heard. Schmidt said, “I will consult with First Nations regarding the Provincial Police. Without agreement with First Nations, the Provincial Police would have no jurisdiction on First Nations.”

Schmidt said, “The Provincial Police would free up RCMP officers to give better services to First Nations.”

The P.C.’s also want to ask SARM delegates about the cost to build a kilometer of grid road. Schmidt said they are working on an incentive based solution for the Hatchet Lake road problem.

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For more information, call Grant Schmidt at (306) 728-0156 .

PC PARTY RESPONDS TO FEDERAL BUDGET

The PC Party of Saskatchewan is disappointed that agriculture and rail transportation were not mentioned in yesterday’s federal budget.

PC Party Leader, Rick Swenson had this to say, “Yesterday, Finance Minister Morneau called his budget one of “equality and growth”, sadly, for grain producers across western Canada, there is neither equality nor growth in this budget”.

Mr. Swenson went on to say “In 2013 producers in Saskatchewan lost billions due to backlogs in the grain transportation system and unfortunately, that exact same situation is unfolding today. The transportation crisis isn’t just impacting agriculture; companies in the oil sector are reporting the same thing for the transportation of oil across North America by rail. 

The transportation crisis did not start last week; it did not start last month. It started in the fall of last year and unfortunately, has been a reoccurring problem for decades. These are the facts, so why has the issue been largely ignored by our Sask Party Government? Our recently departed Sask Party Premier and current Minister of Highways and Transportation, David Marit, were more interested in squabbling with NDP Premier Notley about Alberta license plates on Saskatchewan P3 job sites because of issues in the craft brewing industry, than they were in a looming rail transportation crisis facing Saskatchewan”.

In conclusion Mr. Swenson said “Sask Party Premier Scott Moe needs to step up for producers. He and his government must explain why they haven’t been in Ottawa over the entire winter lobbying all federal politicians to get on with passing legislation which will hold railways to account.

When will our elected people quit being simply cheque cashers and start earning their pay? It’s time to hold the rail industry to account. Saskatchewan grain producers deserve better”.

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The PC Party of Saskatchewan is calling on Premier Moe to order Sask Power to immediately release the GTH land appraisal.

 PC Party Leader Rick Swenson had this to say “In light of last week’s report from the Office of Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, we are calling on Premier Moe to do the right thing and instruct Sask Power officials to immediately release the GTH land appraisal”.

 Mr. Swenson went on to say “During the Sask Party Leadership contest, we heard a great deal of talk of “renewal”. If Premier Moe and his government are truly committed to renewal and transparency, they have an opportunity to demonstrate that commitment by coming clean on what happened at the GTH”.

 In closing Mr. Swenson had this to say “For months now, the PC Party has called for an out of province, judicial inquiry into the questionable GTH land transactions. It was encouraging to see other Sask Party Leadership candidates calling for this same judicial inquiry. Until then, releasing the Sask Power appraisal will be a good first step in finding out what really happened at the GTH. Taxpayers deserve the truth”.  

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For more information, call Rick Swenson at (306) 631-5461

or the Provincial Office at (306) 693-7572.

PC Party President, Grant Schmidt, forecasts the Sask Party will have runaway victories in the three, March 1st by-elections, saying that the NDP will never win those constituencies and there is no point in the PC Party wasting the little money it has to fight the Sask Party’s big money at this time.

Schmidt said, “The PC Party will be an alternative to both big Parties in the future. The PC Party has decided not to run candidates in the upcoming by-elections, deciding instead to focus our efforts and resources on building toward the 2020 General Election. Over the next few weeks and months, voters in Saskatchewan will see a number of policy initiatives from the PC Party, as we move toward electing a new Leader for our Party”.

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?

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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The PC Party of Saskatchewan is pleased announce the conclusion of another successful Annual General Meeting and convention.  Political scientist, Dr. Joe Garcea was a guest lecturer for the AGM and gave an informative talk on Saskatchewan politics in general.

  “In addition to planning and policy development, delegates discussed a formal CODE OF ETHICS for the party, which would apply to all elected and hired personnel of the Party and those seeking election. The Code of Conduct would ensure that the principles, goals, Constitution and policies of the P.C. Party of Saskatchewan would be maintained. Ethics in politics has been a cornerstone of my political life, and I am extremely pleased that a formal Code of Conduct was adopted by our membership”, said PC Party Leader, Rick Swenson.

Mr. Swenson went on to say, “The membership took the opportunity to discuss a variety of policy topics. Delegates also began setting action plans for the upcoming Kindersley by-election and potentially others to come soon”.

P.C. Party President, Grant Schmidt, is pleased delegates are committed to building a new political party. He said, “The Devine Conservative Party is now the Saskatchewan Party, as forces of evil in the Devine government moved into the Saskatchewan Party and took over.”

The Party President said, “The new Progressive Conservative Party has plans to be a modern conservative party, rebuilding on an “incentivist” policy foundation.” The new P.C. Party would define “incentivism” in 2018.

 I was extremely pleased and encouraged to see great representation from the PC Party Campus organization at this year’s AGM. This meeting begins the next step in our rebuilding; we are working towards electing a modern Conservative government”.

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