Larry Waldinger says: "Saskatchewan has been good to me, and I would like to give back through the Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS)." Larry is proud to say he was born in "Pile of Bones" (Regina). He grew up in Saskatchewan and credits the prairie culture for his: "solid work ethic, appreciation for nature, respect for others, healthy whole, and stick-to-it-iveness". The politics of Saskatchewan have been an inspiration to Larry: "Saskatchewan has a rich history of strong independence, standing up against outside forces, and a drive to do what is correct." Larry wishes to harness these home grown qualities to help continue Saskatchewan's legacy in Saskatoon-Sutherland.
Larry's education and career path have prepared him well to represent the people in the Saskatoon Sutherland constituency. Larry first experienced small business success at the age of eighteen when he bought a taxi. The "School of Hard Knocks" experience as a taxi driver was an education in itself and also financed a return to more formal education. Larry majored in psychology. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA and later received a teaching credential from one of the four universities and colleges attended. Larry was on the dean's honor list. Larry has studied, travelled, and worked internationally, and those experiences can all be leveraged locally. For years Larry dedicated his life to teaching junior high school math to metropolitan, inner-city students. While teaching, Larry established a small service business on the side and built it up to a "best in class operation" in a competitive, major market. Along the way he worked directly with some of the most wealthy, famous, and powerful people in the world, so you can be sure that he would not be easily intimidated when it came to negotiating for the people in his constituency. Mr. Waldinger is also a published author in the field of corporate law. Larry has honed his decision making, consensus building, and communication skills to be the effective leader he is today.
The management style Larry Waldinger favors is to lead by example, and nowhere has this been more effective than his work with GPS. Regarding the personal, life style choices he has made in his commitment to environmental and social causes he says: "There are big things we can do, and there are little things we can do." Larry has consistently done both and he will continue to do more. Larry would be glad to tell you about it directly.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns Larry invites you to contact him or any other of the fine people listed on this site. If you would like to help advance environmental and social causes please get actively involved. Your donations to the Green Party of Saskatchewan or the Green Party of Canada can make a huge difference too.
More Quotes from Larry Waldinger
"What makes Saskatchewan special more than anything? The people!"
"There is a reason Saskatchewan is the North American birth place of nationalized health care."
"I was Green before it was cool."
"Stewardship of our people and resources involves decisions, effort, and sacrifice that some may find painful. Like a good fitness program it is best to start slowly and build up your strength."
"There may some day be a high tech solution to global warming. Till then let's work more on solution, less on pollution."
"When considering First Nations issues, one principle helps to guide me. They were here first."
"Other parties tell what lies they must, the Green Party tells what truths must be known."
"The most important business story of the millennium is Warren Buffet's pledge of 99% of his entire fortune to charity, and this is a story that grows bigger with time."
"The leadership of the Green Party of Saskatchewan best balances social, environmental, and economic interests for the province."
"The similarities between the GPS & NDP are greater than the differences. We give greater priority to the environment and the NDP favors business."
"Capitalism and the wheel are powerful tools for mankind, but the wheel has seen more improvement since its invention."
"Why do transnational corporations do what they do? Because they can."
"Think globally, act personally".
"Water is such an important issue in Saskatchewan, perhaps we should be the Turquoise Party of Saskatchewan."
"The environment and the people of Saskatchewan should be nurtured and protected. Business seems to do well enough on its own."
"We have the technology to stop global warming now. It is called will power."
"The Harper Government's Tough-On-Crime sound bites should be policy aimed at white collar crime."
"One white collar criminal can do more damage to society with the stroke of a pen than a thousand street criminals."
"Transporting high level radioactive waste through Sutherland for dumping in Saskatchewan would be the ultimate hinterland exploitation."
"The Green Party of Saskatchewan more than any party seems to represent the interests of women and seems to be represented by women."
"The independent nature of GPS allows it to make decisions that are best for the Province."
"Advertising should be used to inform not misinform."
"Anyone who has seen a rainbow has enjoyed nature."