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Saskatchewan Green Party Government will eliminate the province’s debt in seven years

Saturday April 2, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan – A Saskatchewan Green Party Government would roll out a plan within its first 100 days in power to eliminate the province’s $13.3-billion debt in seven years. In the current 2015-2016 fiscal year, the provinces’ debt grew by $1.4-billion, which is almost the same amount that was spent to build the Carbon Capture Boondoggle near Estevan. Party Leader Victor Lau says if it wasn’t for foolish spending like the Carbon Capture misadventure, Saskatchewan’s overall debt could be much lower by now. “Saskatchewan people are headed for fiscal trouble if we continue to waste our precious resources on failed ideas like Carbon Capture,” says Lau. “Therefore the time has come for a serious debt elimination program in Saskatchewan.”

The first part of the debt elimination plan is to hold the line on government spending past 2016 at $14.4-billion., so that any increase in government revenue can be devoted to eliminating the debt. The second part is the participatory democracy action plan, where government and Crown Co-operative employees and the general public will get to make recommendations on where best to cut government spending. “Our government won’t cut government spending without consulting Saskatchewan people first,” says Lau. “No action will be taken to reduce spending unless it has the strong support of the people of this province.” Real Change is coming to Saskatchewan in the provincial election on April 4, 2016.

For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.

Saskatchewan Green Party Government will balance the budget first year in power

Friday April 1, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan – It is high time to end deficit budgeting in the Saskatchewan Government and opt for Real Change instead. The Saskatchewan Green Party is strongly committed to balance the provincial budget during its first year in power. Party Leader Victor Lau says the people of Saskatchewan are tired of seeing their futures mortgaged because successive NDP and conservative governments can’t get public spending under control. “Every bit of deficit financing is future taxation,” says Lau. “And it’s future taxation that won’t be used to end poverty or help create an economic climate for entrepreneurship.” Lau says the SaskGreens will bring public spending under control through the Participatory Democracy process. Under Participatory Democracy, the people of Saskatchewan will tell MLAs how to bring public spending under control using letters, social media, email, telephone calls, or town hall meetings, after the government lays out the facts and provides people with different budget options. There will be no Real Change in Saskatchewan until public spending is brought under control.

For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.

Rural Revitalization Platform to end Second-class treatment of people who live in Rural Saskatchewan

Thursday March 31, 2016

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan Green Party’s vision for our province’s future includes ending the second-class treatment of rural people. The party’s Rural Revitalization platform includes several ideas aimed at improving the lives of people who choose to live, work and raise a family in the rural areas of our province. Some of the major planks in the Rural Revitalization platform include developing a transportation strategy and extending high-speed internet coverage to all rural communities. Party Leader Victor Lau says all Saskatchewan people should be treated the same. “Everyone who lives in Saskatchewan should enjoy a high standard of living, regardless of whether they live in downtown Regina or the town of Biggar,” says Lau. “Part of enjoying a high standard of living, is everyone having access to the same goods and services.” Other Rural Revitalization planks include Surface Rights legislation that empowers farmers when negotiating with energy companies, and expanding the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation to include insurance for damage caused by flooding and tornadoes. One disaster that Crop Insurance won’t provide coverage for is the $1.5-billion wasted by the Wall Government on the Carbon Capture project. Real Change begins with the full inclusion of rural people in everyday decision making in Saskatchewan.

For more information, please contact Victor Lau at (306)737-5345.