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Victor Lau - Leader Green Party of Saskatchewan
Regina and Lloydminster, Saskatchewan – A Saskatchewan Green Party Government would expand Medicare to include all citizens. The idea is included in the party’s main platform for the next provincial election. Saskatchewan Greens Leader Victor Lau is motivated to launch a dentacare program because of people like Judy Perrin-Royer, who needs a dental implant that costs $30,000 but the provincial government will not pay for the surgery. “People’s lives should not be ruined because they can’t afford to visit a dentist,” says Lau. “It would cost about $324-million per year to cover dental services for all citizens. Lloydminster by-election candidate Luke Bonsan says dentacare will benefit everyone in our society, regardless of their walk of life. It is expected that a universal dentacare program would receive federal funding via cost sharing.
For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345 or Luke Bonsan at (306)481-5436.
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan – A Saskatchewan Green Party government would grant the citizens of Lloydminster a personal income tax exemption. The Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster is already exempt from the province’s provincial sales tax, so that businesses there do not face a disadvantage compared to businesses on the Alberta side, where there is no PST. A Saskatchewan Green Party government would go a step further by exempting individuals who live on the Saskatchewan side from the provincial income tax system, so that all Saskatchewan side residents would instead pay the same 10 percent provincial income tax rate regardless of income as do all Alberta citizens. Saskatchewan Greens Leader Victor Lau says this move should help grow the population in Lloydminster on the Saskatchewan side of the border. “The economy is growing on both sides of the border, but only 36.4% of Lloydminster residents live on the Saskatchewan side,” says Lau. “By making personal income tax rates uniform across the city, the Saskatchewan side should begin to catch up with the Alberta side.” Lau says all citizens should feel welcome to live, raise a family and grow a business anywhere in Lloydminster, not just on the Alberta side.
For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.