***This is the fourth story in a five part series on all the candidates running for leader of the Saskatchewan Party and Premiership of the province.
One of the candidates in contention to lead the Saskatchewan Party is looking forward to the opportunity to leave it better than he found it.
Rosthern-Shellbrook MLA Scott Moe is one of the final five gunning to be the leader and 15th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Moe states it was important for him to join the race, as it reminded him about why he was originally inspired to take up a career in public service.
“The next generation is my childrens’ generation,” he says.
“I think it’s incumbent on us to leave things as best as we can and to hopefully provide them every opportunity to stay here.”
In order to execute that plan, Moe acknowledges it’s important to continue to promote Saskatchewan’s core industries, most notably, agriculture.
Armed with a degree in agriculture and a farming background, Moe states it’s important to promote the strength of the sector while continuing to get enviornmentally friendly, high quality products to market.
“Our agriculture industry is a leader among the world in how we produce the sustainable product that we do and how we ship it off to some 100 plus countries around the world.”
The other core sector Moe is looking to address is the currently shaky mining and potash sector.
Moe says while one of the biggest companies, Cameco, is working to minimize the impact of layoffs at their work sites, he notes that in itself points to a bigger problem with the industry.
“I think this speaks to the never-ending search that we need to continue with in adding value to the products that we already have to levellize some of the peaks and valleys in commodity markets we have.”
Moe will be in attendance at the Saskatchewan Party Leadership Conference at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon Saturday when the new leader is chosen.
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