Saskatchewan Party Leadership candidate Scott Moe announced his plan to undertake a fulsome review of waste management policies in the province, specifically landfills in rural communities.
“We must recognize the challenges and associated costs municipalities face regarding landfills, whether it’s decommissioning, expansion or regionalization,” Moe said. “We know municipalities are good environmental stewards and we need to take a measured approach to achieving results.”
Moe committed to expand the mandate and responsibilities of the Landfill Advisory Committee, made up of SUMA, SARM and other municipal representatives, and tasking them with undertaking a detailed review that will result in better solutions for waste management in Saskatchewan communities.
During this review, enforcement action on landfills will be put on hold, except in circumstances where the public health may be at immediate risk. Continue reading “Moe pledges review of landfill policies”→
Backed by his wife Krista, as well as 17 elected members of his party’s caucus in the provincial legislature, Scott Moe announced his bid for the leadership of the Saskatchewan Party at a news conference at Q-Line Trucking in the Corman Industrial Park on Friday, September 1.
The MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook, said he wants to build on the vision of retiring Premier Brad Wall and strengthen the province’s economy.
Moe said he values the support of his colleagues in the legislative caucus. “I can honestly state that I would not be at this podium today without my colleagues standing beside me,” said Moe. He noted that replacing the current premier is a “daunting” task for any individual.
“What I offer you today, what we offer you, is a team of people, rather than an individual. Each of us is taking a step forward to ensure the founding principles of this party continue to shape our policy and our decisions for the future of this province,” he said. “And it is this team that will put us in the best position to win the next provincial election in 2020.”
Moe was introduced at the announcement by Rosetown-Elrose MLA Jim Reiter.
“I am proud to call Scott a colleague and friend,” said Reiter. “He has become a leader in our caucus and Cabinet and I know he is the best person to lead our team and the Saskatchewan Party forward.”
A recently-released federal memo warns that Ottawa’s plan to force a carbon tax on provinces will be especially hard on Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The censored memo, prepared for the Minister of Natural Resources, says that cost hikes from Ottawa’s forced carbon tax will hit Saskatchewan and Alberta particularly hard because the two provinces have “the greatest proportion of exporting industries that will pay more for carbon emissions…”
“Our government has been clear about the negative impacts a carbon tax would have on our province and its people,” said Scott Moe, MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook and Minister of the Environment. “We’ve said all along that producers in the agricultural, mining and energy sectors will face steep cost hikes making our province less competitive and it seems that Ottawa’s policy-makers agree as this memo makes that clear.” Continue reading “Memo warns Sask and Alberta lose most under carbon tax”→