As the Saskatchewan Party gets ready to elect a new leader, candidate Ken Cheveldayoff made a stop in Lloydminster to talk to residents and voters.
“Lloydminster is such an important part of our economy in Saskatchewan and it represents our partnership that we have with the province of Alberta, and how we see the world the same way, we see Canada and Confederation the same way. I feel that people from either side of the border are against the carbon tax, they’re against the changes to taxation that the Liberals are putting in federally,” says Cheveldayoff.
He adds, “people came armed with questions about what it takes to become the next premier of the province of Saskatchewan and the next leader of the Saskatchewan Party. It takes someone who can win in rural Saskatchewan, but someone who can win in urban Saskatchewan as well.”
The candidate says residents were excited to hear about his plan to expand rural internet services in the province.
“Whether you’re living on a farm or in a small town, if you’re selling a product you have to compete worldwide and we need a level of internet service.”
Cheveldayoff was first elected in 2003 as an MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs and most recently served as the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission.
Scott Moe, Gord Wyant and Alanna Koch are also running for party leader. The nomination deadline is November 24. The membership sales deadline in order to be eligible to vote is December 8 and a new leader will be elected on January 27.