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Victor Lau - Leader Green Party of Saskatchewan
Regina and Lloydminster Saskatchewan – A Saskatchewan Green Party government would work with rural school boards to help attract new teachers and improve school facilities. The strategy is included in the party’s Rural Revitalization platform for the next provincial election. Saskatchewan Greens Leader Victor Lau says rural communities will be stronger when there are adequate people and resources for rural schools. “High quality schools don’t happen on their own; they are a result of community feedback and planning,” says Lau. Lloydminster by-election candidate Luke Bonsan says the desire by the Lloydminster Separate School Division for a new school due to growing enrollment is a prime example of how the provincial government needs to work more closely with rural school boards to make positive change happen. The Sask Greens Rural Revitalization platform includes plans for a $100,000 per year campaign to help attract more teachers for rural schools, and an estimated annual budget of $5-million to bring more long distance learning to rural schools. Bonsan says making more long distance learning available will help keep rural schools open.
For more information please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345 or Luke Bonsan at (306)481-5436.
Regina, Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan Green Party has a mixed response to the Wall Government’s Speech from the Throne that opened the fall sitting of the Legislature. The Speech made mention of an anti-poverty strategy for the province. Saskatchewan Greens Leader Victor Lau sincerely commends the government on the monumental decision to address the poverty crisis in this province, but is concerned about the lack of details for this strategy. “An anti-poverty strategy is long overdue in Saskatchewan,” says Lau. “The problem has become acute in recent years due to the skyrocketing cost of living and the homelessness disaster.” Lau says the most effective way to fight poverty would be to replace the welfare system with a Guaranteed Livable Income that provides a base income to all people in the province.
For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.
Victor Lau, Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan has issued the following statement regarding the shooting incidents that occurred at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill this morning:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian Forces member who was killed at the National War Memorial this morning.
Our Party would like to convey our congratulations to Premier Wall and his government for continuing to present the Throne Speech today.
Let us not make any assumptions about who is involved until we have the facts via a thorough investigation.
We should continue to uphold the values of peace and democracy upon which our country was founded.
May those involved in these terrible incidents be brought to justice and tried openly in a court of law."
For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.