Scott Moe’s campaign to become the leader of the SaskParty brought him to Yorkton on Wednesday.
He says he was listening to local business owners and residents more than pitching his plan of what he’s going to do if chosen as the leader of the party and premier.
“Asking questions as to what do our industries look like, what do our communities look like in the year 2030, and then trying to develop the appropriate policies and decisions to get us there” the candidate explained.
It’s by hearing this feedback from people that will shape his vision of the province for the next decade, which is growing Saskatchewan’s export output of $30-billion dollars.
Some of those exports include Agriculture and Manufacturing products, as well as mining and energy goods to some 150 countries around the world.
“Anything we can do to expand that number to $35-billion or $40-billion, either through more product or higher value product adds to that source point of wealth in our province,” Moe said “It adds to the careers available here in the province.”
Other policies he would like to implement, if chosen as the new leader, include balancing the budget by 2019 and increasing support for communities, families and industries.
Moe’s day in Yorkton concluded Wednesday evening with an appearance at the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Business Dinner at the St. Mary’s Cultural Centre.