The new leader of a new Saskatchewan political party has been in Estevan Saturday.
Wade Sira of the Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan was in the Energy City to chat with supporters during a meet and greet at the Days Inn, and to attend a rally happening at Torgeson Park at 2 p.m. Sira has been the leader of the Buffalo Party (formerly the Western Exit or Wexit Party of Saskatchewan) since late July, replacing Jake Wall.
Sira said they want to let people know what they’re up to, and to promote their candidate in the Estevan constituency, Phil Zajac.
“We want to see a better deal for Saskatchewan within Canada. We need to have more power as a province than what is there for us at this present time.”
Sira noted they’ve accomplished a lot in a few months; he believes it would normally take two or three years to do this much work. They’re hoping to have 12 to 16 candidates in the Oct. 26 election, and a voice in the legislature after the election.
“We don’t want to miss this opportunity,” said Sira. “We really feel that there are a lot of people that are wanting a difference out there, because right now you only have two choices, and that’s the NDP and the Saskatchewan Party.”
He voiced his support for the carbon capture and storage facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station, stating that it works and that Saskatchewan has shown the world that coal can remain a viable option.
The next edition of the Mercury will have more on this story.