“Once again, the Sask Party government is showing their arrogance and short-sightedness by conditionally approving the Yancoal Potash Mine Project near Southey and having total disregard for the taxpayers of this province.” That is the opinion of PC Party Leader Rick Swenson.
“The Sask Party decision is very narrow in scope. Instead of showing leadership by addressing many of the concerns of the local residents, they offload the responsibility to the RM of Longlaketon and members of the community, who don’t have the clout the provincial government would have in these negotiations. Yancoal has already displayed an unwillingness to work with many of the local residents and I don’t foresee this decision changing that.”
The PC Party of Saskatchewan is calling on both the Federal Government and the Government of Manitoba to reverse the layoffs and keep the Port of Churchill open.
PC Party Leader, Rick Swenson stated “The Port of Churchill is important for all of Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau must work with the Manitoba government to keep this port open. If the rail line is not capable of supporting current hopper car weights, government needs to work with the current carrier to solve the problems to keep the tracks open.”
Many of the PC Party budget predictions from the 2016 election campaign unfortunately came true yesterday. The long-delayed Sask Party budget adds $1.4 billion in debt to the people of this province and gives nothing in return except more wasteful spending on Sask Party megaprojects like the South Regina Bypass.
Saskatchewan now has a structural deficit which will not be erased in the term of this government and we have no new long-term job creation opportunities for all of the money being spent. Newly-elected governments should be prepared to bring forward new vision and a renewed energy to lead this province over the next four years. The Sask Party has settled for the status quo instead of leading by example.
“The decision by Earl’s restaurant to import beef from a Kansas supplier is very disappointing to Saskatchewan farmers.” That is the opinion of the PC Party’s agriculture critic, John Goohsen.
The PC Party Opposition has found the missing rural highways budget in the dirt of the Regina bypass and in the pockets of the Sask Party friends and land speculators. PC Leader, Rick Swenson said “the proof was found in the now old 2015 budget where $211 million of the highways capital budget was allocated to the Regina bypass.”
The PC Party has learned of another environmental time bomb waiting to ignite because of the mismanagement of the Sask Party Government and the Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation.
Just like the 1,000,000 tire pile PC candidate for Wood River, Brian Archer, brought to the public’s attention in Assiniboia, sources have revealed to the PC Party another 300,000 tire pile. This environmental bomb is sitting in a farmer’s field north of Waseca, Saskatchewan. Like the Assiniboia tires, the environmental fees have been paid. Where has the money gone? Why have the tires not been processed long ago?