Scott shares Green Party ideas

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Green Party candidate Helmi Scott had an opportunity to visit with supporters from across the Southwest during a meet the candidate event at the Entrepreneurial Centre on April 7.

The retired school teacher from Regina and long time Green Party supporter said her trip to Swift Current allowed her to hear more about the issues of concern to people in the constituency and to work out some of the logistics of her campaign.

"I heard things that they consider important that ought to be addressed. Poverty. The nuclear issue of course, especially in view of what's happening in Japan right now. And Saskatchewan's saying 'oh we want to go nuclear'. Even just the mining. I mean what are we doing with the tailings that are already there. That stuff is radioactive."

During their round table discussion of concerns and problems they want to tackle a series of concerns were raised regarding organic farming and overall issues surrounding sustainable farming.

"The way the rules are. Even though the rules are sometimes really stupid, that's part of what the Green Party will have to do is point out some of these problems that you have so that things can change...be sustainable and be economically viable at the same time."

Scott has been trying to get her message out to people from across the constituency and was focusing on sharing her ideas during candidate debates in Swift Current and Assiniboia.

She feels the ruling Conservative government does not care about the average Canadian.

"I honestly think the Conservative Party doesn't care about the average Canadian, and certainly they don't care about so many things that are essential to keep this world going."

Organizations: Green Party

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Swift Current

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