He has the blessing of the people and his party. Now he has the blessing of Vaughn Solomon Schofield.
Premier-Designate Scott Moe was at Government House in Regina Monday and after a brief meeting, received permission from Lieutenant Governor Schofield to form government, making Moe, the Saskatchewan Party MLA from Rosthern-Shellbrook, the 15th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Moe says there are several prominent issues that need to be addressed. One standing out to him right now is party unity and fiscal responsibility.
“We’re in our budget development, obviously for this spring,” he said. “There’s been certain commitments that have been put forth in this leadership campaign by myself.”
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“There’s some good policy initiatives that were put forth in this campaign, not all by me, some by other candidates.”
Some of noticeable initatives include commitments, most notably, to increase funding to Saskatchewan schools.
Moe says another issue of note is the currently contentious relationship between Saskatchewan and Alberta, something he hopes will be a thing of the past.
“I look forward to a conversation with the Premier of Alberta with respect to a number of issues,” said Moe.
“We’ll have some differences, and I think that’s ok.”