Saskatchewan Green Party

We are a political party driven by the people and for the people. We remember our past and cherish the future. While fostering growth in new ideas, sectors and technologies, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment in every decision we make. We endeavor to create a better, healthier and long-term sustainable Saskatchewan for every citizen.

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    Leader of SGP Disappointed in Premier's Decision Not to Join Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

    February 27, 2018

    Saskatchewan is the only province in the country not committing to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, while the deadline for funding looms. At a time when the entire country is committing to tackling a major shared problem on a united front, Saskatchewan's government refuses to join in, arguing that it intends to follow its own plan. Yet the proposals for its plan avoid definite commitments and lack any meaningful targets.

    The government states it wishes to defend local industries, but many involved in those industries are much more welcoming of change than the government is. They know that adaptation and interprovincial cooperation are keys to long term profitability.

    The concerns of our new premier are adequately covered in the Pan- Canadian Framework, which states that "growing our economy and achieving our GHG- emissions targets will require an integrated, economy-wide approach that includes all sectors, creates jobs, and promotes innovation."

    We live in a critical time, when Canada must unify and face the challenge of tackling climate change and reducing GHG- emissions. Saskatchewan should not miss out on the current opportunity to receive needed funding, while at the same time joining the rest of the country in embarking on this momentous task.

    Shawn Setyo
    Saskatchewan Green Party

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    Statement on New Federal Legal Framework for Indigenous People

    February 26, 2018

    In the aftermath of the Stanley trial decision, a very important conversation has re-entered the national spotlight and received new attention from political parties and politicians of all stripes. This conversation includes vocal criticism directed by political leaders against institutional injustice imposed onto Canada's indigenous peoples.

    The new legislation that the federal government is proposing is a sign of change and a significant step towards recognition of rights and reconciliation. There is a commitment here that government will take an active role in system change, i.e., in reversing the structured systematic marginalization of indigenous peoples.

    This issue is complicated and delicate. Canada has most often chosen inaction over finding the just path. Prime Minister Trudeau has not yet put forth specific measures besides starting a consultation process. We in the Saskatchewan Green Party would advise him to respect as the highest principle the fact that the indigenous communities are sovereign nations. New legislation must not erode the nation - to - nation relationship and therefore must include a strong indigenous perspective. That relationship is what will lead on to establishing indigenous self - governance and self-determination.

    Shawn Setyo
    Saskatchewan Green Party

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    Shawn Setyo on Boushie Trial

    February 9, 2018

    Shawn Setyo says he supports the joint statement issued by Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Grand Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Bobby Cameron on the need for work on reconciliation to continue whatever the result of the trial in Battleford.

    “Work on reconciliation and understanding must continue” said Mr. Setyo.

    “I am calling on all political party leaders to join me in supporting this statement by Mayor Clark and Grand Chief Cameron”

    Shawn Setyo
    Saskatchewan Green Party

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    Announcement of Saskatchewan Green Party Candidates in March 1st By-elections

    February 8, 2018  

    The Saskatchewan Green Party has chosen its candidates that will be running in the upcoming by-elections for March 1st in Saskatchewan.

    Shawn Setyo, leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party, will be running as the candidate in Melfort.

    Shawn Setyo came to the Saskatchewan Green Party six years ago because he believed strongly that the Greens were the most forward thinking party in the province. Shawn has gone on to become the leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party in October of 2016, taking over the reins of the party from former leader Victor Lau. Shawn is a University of Saskatchewan graduate and has worked in Saskatoon for a tech and software company in the city. Son of immigrant parents, Shawn has seen the value of inclusivity and multiculturalism in making Saskatchewan stronger through its diversity of different peoples and cultures. Shawn believes strongly in creating and developing a strong sustainable energy sector for our province with a focus on renewable technology to help create new jobs for Saskatchewan.

    Yvonne Potter Pihach will be running as the candidate in Kindersley.

    Yvonne works in the agricultural sector as an agricultural inspector, which enables her to travel across the province. She is also a passionate advocate for greater access to midwifery services in Saskatchewan, is a Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Sighted Guide Volunteer, and is the Executive Secretary of the Saskatchewan Green Party.

    Maria Lewans will be running as the candidate in Swift Current.

    Maria grew up on a mixed farm north of Shaunavon, where she learned the value of hard work. She participated in various sports activities at high school and served as SRC president. She studied kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan and completed a plumbing course at SIAST. She moved to Swift Current in 2006 where she has worked at two local construction companies before starting a career in plumbing. For the past few years she has been running her own plumbing business in the city.

    Recent statements by both Premier Moe and Opposition Leader Sarauer show voters in Saskatchewan the need for a real alternative to the two ‘old’ line parties.  We encourage voters in the March 1 by-elections to support an alternative positive position for the people of Saskatchewan.

    For more information on our by-election campaigns please contact or call (306) 881-4174.


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    Statement on the Official Opposition's Support for Kinder Morgan

    February 5, 2018

    The B.C. government's decision to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline is a necessary attempt to protect B.C.'s people, their waters, their ecosystems, their wildlife, and their fishing and tourism industries, protection from the harm of inevitable dilbit spills.

    The SK NDP's recent statement of support for the pipeline is a revolting disappointment to progressive-thinking Canadians and an affront to B.C.'s provincial rights. It is as if the acting (and outgoing) NDP leader has been made to wear the suit of corporate science denier in a bid to slow our chances of mitigating climate change. By aligning themselves with the Sask Party and the Alberta government, the SK NDP has allowed themselves to be seen for what they represent.

    The Saskatchewan Green Party's vision for our future does include the hard work of re-investment in clean energy and re-training for green jobs, but Saskatchewan's people have always risen to the challenge of hard work and working with change. We in the Saskatchewan Green Party know our province is capable of much more success than what the Sask Party and their NDP energy allies think, tied as they are to a dead-end-market industry that steadily diminishes our children's prospects for a healthy future. It's time to stop living in the past and build the future our province deserves.

    Shawn Setyo
    Saskatchewan Green Party

    Sask Legislature

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    Bring Democracy Back to the Education Act

    Changes were made in 2017 to the Education Act for the province which resulted in almost all processes for public input being repealed or weakened by our provincial government.  Now that a new premier has been chosen for our province we have the opportunity to send him a message on the need to reverse the changes made under his predecessor that took away many of the democratic rights that existed in the Education Act previously and putting more control in the hands of the Minister of Education.

    Under the changes that were made:

    • At the annual elector’s meeting the public lost the right to freely question trustees and directors in a public assembly

    • Teachers and school staff who have first-hand knowledge of the system and its problems are no longer able to stand for election as trustees unless they quit and wait two years

    • Sweeping powers were given to the Minister of Education to direct almost all aspects of education in local communities

    • The Minister of Education can now issue a written directive to local school boards “to take any action that the minister considers necessary.”

    • If there is any resistance to directives from the Minister of the Education the minister can now suspend the board and appoint a single person to take over the work of the elected trustees

    • All the provisions for public input into school and program closures has been removed from the Education Act

    • Guaranteed rights like public notice, public meetings, and limits on transportation distances are now regulations easily changed or discarded by the Minister of Education’s order

    Communities in Saskatchewan now find themselves under an education system that stifles democracy while increasing the powers of the Minister of Education.  Democracy in our province needs to be strengthened and not weakened, most especially when it comes to something as precious and valuable as the education of our children.

    Please join with us to call on our provincial government to reverse the changes that it made in 2017 to our Education Act and bring democracy back to the Education Act in Saskatchewan.

    Please download, sign and pledge your support to Bring Democracy Back to the Education Act.

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    A plan to fight climate change

    At the recent 2017 AGM, held on June 3, 2017, in Regina the below was unanimously passed by our party membership as our party policy for carbon pricing.  A plan to help Saskatchewan meet its climate change commitments while creating prosperity and growth for our province as well. 


    1          That the SGP adopt a policy of carbon pricing in Saskatchewan aimed at reducing the emission of  carbon dioxide.  This policy should be in the form of a modified fee and dividend rather than cap and trade, and should be imposed upstream, at a rate proportional to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted when the fuel is burnt.  Revenues from this fee must be consistent with the Green principle of social justice.

    2          That in its implementation a Saskatchewan Green Party government would use a hybrid system, in which the greater part of the revenues collected are paid out to citizens and permanent residents on low and medium income, and the other part used to develop renewable energy infrastructure as well as to enable business start-ups related to renewables, energy efficiency, the use of electric vehicles, and public transit.

    3          That special measures be developed to deal with specific sectors such as agriculture and heavy industry.

    4          That carbon pricing is viewed by the Party as only one in a package of mutually reinforcing measures with the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enabling a just transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy.

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    Climate Action for Saskatchewan

    22 signatures

    Saskatchewan continues to have one of the worst records in Canada on tackling climate change.  This has negative impacts on the health of people in our province,  increases the incidents of extreme weather from droughts and floods, increases the occurrences of wildfires,  harms agriculture, threatens our water security and also puts the economic well being of our province at risk.

    There are many areas we should be concerned about:

    • Saskatchewan has a high dependency on coal for electricity generation with 30% of our total generating capacity currently coming from coal
    • Emissions have risen 8% since 2005 in Saskatchewan
    • Saskatchewan’s power grid remains the second most carbon intensive in Canada, at 780 grams CO2 per kWh
    • The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases and Adaptation to Climate Change Act does not stipulate an emissions baseline year nor an emissions reduction target
    • Our premier opposes a carbon pricing plan for Saskatchewan despite it being an effective means to reduce emissions and bring economic benefits to the province
    • Saskatchewan has the second lowest use of renewables among the provinces in Canada
    • Our province has the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in Canada

    Our government has downplayed Saskatchewan's contribution to climate change in Canada, avoided hard targets on taking climate action and continues support for further fossil fuel development.  

    Even as the climate change crisis continues to escalate our government has avoided taking meaningful steps to tackle climate change.  This must change to preserve the future of our province, our nation and our planet.   Please join with us to call on our provincial government to take decisive action on climate change for Saskatchewan. 

    Please download, sign and pledge your support for Climate Action for Saskatchewan.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 01:00 PM · $10.00 CAD
    St. Paul's Cathedral in Regina, SK, Canada

    Saskatchewan Green Party AGM

    Saskatchewan Green Party

    Annual General Meeting Announcement

    We are pleased to announce this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Regina on June 2, 2018 at 1 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1859 McIntyre Street. 

    This is your chance to help shape the direction of our party as an executive member or to nominate another member to the executive who would like to be part of the leadership team of the Saskatchewan Green Party. It is also your opportunity to help us update and modernize our constitution and bylaws. We are the only true grassroots party in Saskatchewan and we rely on our membership to help support and develop the party.  

    If you have any proposed changes to the Constitution or Bylaws please submit them in writing by midnight of Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Please remember to be specific with your proposed changes.  If you are proposing a change to an existing bylaw we need to know exactly which bylaw you are referring to.  Please send the proposed changes to


    Election of Executive

    This year at the AGM we will be electing the following executive positions:

    1. Deputy Party Leader
    2. Party Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer and Chief Official Agent
    5. Organizing Chair
    6. Fundraising Chair
    7. Youth Representative
    8. 3 Member at Large positions

    To have your name added to the list of candidates for the executive, please use the download link to the nomination paper and return it either by fax to 306-956-0831 or scanned email attachment to by the deadline of midnight Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

    We will accept a copy of a completed nomination paper as proof of your intention to run as a candidate for the executive; however we will require the original form to be delivered in person before voting starts at the AGM. The copy of the original form submitted before the April 3 deadline must contain the signatures required and all nominators must be current party members. We look forward to creating a provincial executive team that represents a wide cross section of the province. Please read the constitution and bylaws, especially Bylaw 8, to ensure you understand the roles and responsibilities of each position. Most executive positions are a one-year term, except Party President which is a 2-year commitment.

    Questions on the AGM may be directed to our Treasurer/Chief Official Agent, Dave Abbey at  or by phone at 306-491-8291.

    Nomination Form

    Please be aware there is a $10 registration fee, which will be counted as a renewal of membership (for existing 5 year and lifetime members the registration fee will be considered a donation).  You may pay your registration fee online with your RSVP or in person at the AGM.  

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