Saskatoon Meewasin byelection: Candidates share their 1 big idea – Saskatoon

To help prepare voters for the Saskatoon Meewasin byelection on March 2, CBC Saskatoon is publishing responses from the five candidates running.

In this final chapter of our five-part series, each candidate shares their one, big idea.

Question: What is one big idea you have that you will personally advocate for if elected?

Candidate responses

David Prokopchuk, Progressive Conservative Party

David Prokopchuk is running for the Progressive Conservative Party in the Saskatoon Meewasin byelection. (David Prokopchuk/Facebook)

Our Waste-Heat Initiative. The highest cost to running a greenhouse throughout the winter is heating. All throughout Saskatchewan’s natural resource sector, one of the byproducts of mining those resources is steam.

Currently, that steam is released into the atmosphere. What we’re proposing is to capture that steam, and where possible co-generate electricity, and then reallocate it to a greenhouse to grow Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector. Any CO2 produced would be run through the greenhouse production to help plant growth.

Not only will this create new jobs for our next generation of Saskatchewan people, but also reduce the amount of carbon emissions to the atmosphere.   

Darrin Lamoureux, Liberal Party

Darrin Lamoureux is running for the Saskatchewan Liberal Party in the Saskatoon Meewasin byelection. (Darrin Lamoureux/Facebook)

I would advocate for accountability of our government.

One MLA will not change the government. However, electing the Liberal leader on March 2 will bring a new opposition to the legislature that will press for answers on how the Sask. Party is wasting taxpayer money and bring a moderate, commonsense alternative to an ineffective legislature.

Ryan Meili, New Democratic Party 

Ryan Meili is running for the New Democratic Party in the Saskatoon Meewasion byelection. (Ryan Meili/Facebook)

I am running because I want to contribute to building a healthier Saskatchewan. As a…

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