Schroeder campaigning on reconciliation

By Clark Stork
February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP candidate for the Melfort constituency thinks Saskatchewan politicians need to return to “grassroots” decision making.

LeRoy area farmer Lorne Schroeder was selected as the NDP candidate running to replace Kevin Phillips at the end of January. Schroeder officially launched his campaign Monday, opening an office in downtown Melfort. He said the current provincial divide stemming from the Gerald Stanley case needs to be broken down.

“We’ve seen what’s happened in North Battleford and we need to do better,” Schroeder told northeastNOW. “If we don’t get that right all the other issues, as important as they are, they are of no consequence.”

Schroeder has experience in politics at the municipal level. He served one term as the reeve of the RM of LeRoy, served as a school board chair, and volunteered for his local credit union and the Farmer Direct Co-op boards. Schoeder said he is going to listen to residents of the riding during his door-knocking.

“We need to communicate with people. We need to get the word out. We need to connect with the hearts of the people for the important issues,” he said.

The byelection will be held March 1. Todd Goudy is the SaskParty candidate, and the Liberals have expressed interest in fielding a candidate although no official announcement has yet been made.

 

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