In an unsurprising turn of events, Premier Moe threatens Regina with loss of funding and operating capital to which it is entitled.
“I think Scott Moe should mind his business not the oil and gas sector’s”, admonishes Naomi Hunter, leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party. “A leader that goes after our Capital City like that, attempting to subvert its own sovereign democracy, is quite frankly embarrassing. And it’s wrong!”
The Saskatchewan Green Party supports the City of Regina’s management of its own affairs. We further support their executive committee’s decision to prohibit “fossil fuel producers from advertising with the city”, and we stand with the council members who vote in favour.
We feel the Government of Saskatchewan should likewise divest public support from oil and gas, and immediately put those funds into renewables. Defunding this primary pollution source is a tool we need to use while facing down the Climate Crisis dead ahead of us.
“I’m confident the people of Saskatchewan want their government to get on the right side of history”, says Hunter. “Our largest trading partner doesn’t even want our carbon anymore. The Keystone XL is dead, investors are scattering and it’s time to move on.”
Naomi Hunter, Leader – Saskatchewan Green Party