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Swift Current – Following the official announcement by Premier Scott Moe, the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for the Swift Current by-election, Everett Hindley, today kicked off the campaign. Residents of the Swift Current constituency will go to the polls on March 1.
“I’ve known Everett now for many years, and have seen up close how great a person he is and how hard he works,” said Premier Moe. “The people of Swift Current will be very well served by him as their MLA.”
Hindley 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.
“The Saskatchewan Party government has put forward a made-in-Saskatchewan climate change plan – not a tax that is imposed upon us by the Trudeau government,” said Hindley. “However, the Saskatchewan NDP and their two leadership candidates want to join Trudeau and implement the carbon tax here in Saskatchewan! Instead of standing up for Saskatchewan, the NDP is selling out the citizens of this province.”
Hindley began working as the constituency assistant at the Swift Current MLA office in 1999 and has served in executive government alongside former Premier Brad Wall since 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a radio announcer and news director for local Swift Current radio stations, as well as the colour commentator for the Swift Current Broncos.
“I have worked with Everett for the entirety of my time as the MLA for Swift Current,” said former Premier Brad Wall. “He is honest, hard-working, smart, compassionate and humble. He is a man of strong character and an effective communicator who will make Swift Current proud. He would make an excellent MLA for Swift Current.”
Since the Saskatchewan Party was elected in 2007, the Swift Current constituency has seen a decade of growth. In that time, there has been a 50 per cent increase in health care spending, major investments made in education funding, as well as increased investments in highways in the Swift Current area.
“In addition to the attitude change in Saskatchewan over the past decade, the Saskatchewan Party government has really helped to grow the province through important investments,” said Hindley. “I can’t wait to continue the work that’s already happened in the last decade, and start a second decade of growth for the people of Swift Current.”
It is expected that Hindley will be joined by Premier Scott Moe on the campaign trail at some point during the by-election campaign.