For immediate release:
Kindersley – Following the announcement of the official by-election writ period, Saskatchewan Party candidate Ken Francis today kicked off the by-election campaign for the Kindersley constituency. Residents will go to the polls on March 1 to elect the next MLA for Kindersley.
“Ken has a history of public service in Kindersley, including serving as a town councillor and deputy mayor,” said Premier Scott Moe. “He knows the hard work that goes into representing constituents, so I have no doubt in my mind that Ken Francis will be a terrific MLA for Kindersley.”
Francis emphasized the fact that Premier Moe and the Saskatchewan Party will continue to stand up to the federal government again the imposed carbon tax, saying it is inefficient and ineffective, and will negatively affect farmers residing in the Kindersley constituency, as well as those working in the energy sector.
“The Saskatchewan Party government has put forward a made-in-Saskatchewan climate change plan – not a useless tax that is imposed upon us by the Trudeau government,” said Francis. “In contrast, the Saskatchewan NDP and their two leadership candidates want to implement the carbon tax here in Saskatchewan! Instead of standing up for Saskatchewan, the NDP is selling out the citizens of this province.”
Since the Saskatchewan Party was elected in 2007, the Kindersley constituency has seen a decade of growth in government investments. During that time, revenue sharing for the towns of Kindersley and Kerrobert have increased by over 100 percent, highways investments have topped $80 million, and health and education investments have also increased significantly.
“I look forward to getting to work on behalf of the constituents of Kindersley,” said Francis. “I believe Saskatchewan is the best province in Canada to live, and I look forward to working with all of the Kindersley constituents to keep this area growing.”
It is expected that Francis will be joined by Premier Scott Moe on the campaign trail at some point during the by-election campaign.