A message from Alanna Koch
Candidate for Saskatchewan Party Leader
I am excited to be running for the leadership of the Saskatchewan Party.
I am a long-time Sask Party member and trust in the principles and values of the Party. I believe that by following the path we are on, we will continue to grow as a province for the benefit of our citizens.
As leader, I will help build a strong economy by creating a positive business climate. I will capitalize on our natural advantages, pursue beneficial trade agreements, support free-market solutions and use science-based decision making. A strong economy is necessary to make investments in infrastructure and to invest into programs for our most vulnerable. The true goal of economic growth is to ensure all Saskatchewan citizens have the opportunity to have happy, fulfilled lives.
I have been fortunate to have a long-career in the government of Saskatchewan – on both the political side and as a public servant. I have a unique perspective on how government works, and what is necessary for effective government.
I have been a Chief of Staff to Cabinet Ministers and have worked closely with Premiers in senior advisory roles. I have worked on political campaigns – both provincially and federally – for more than 30 years, and I myself have been elected as a Public School Board Trustee. I was the longest-serving Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Canada, and most recently served as the head of the Public Service as the Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary. I have first-hand experience of how Cabinet works.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to represent Saskatchewan at the federal-provincial-territorial table and on the international stage. Some of the work I am most proud of includes helping to secure market access for Saskatchewan goods in countries around the world. I have worked hard to make sure that Saskatchewan is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
I am no stranger to sticking up for Saskatchewan. I will do what is best for our province. I oppose the carbon tax and the proposed federal liberal tax changes, and will do what’s necessary to stop the Trudeau government.
I believe Premier Wall has put Saskatchewan on the right path, and I am committed to remaining on that path. It is government’s role to do what’s best for the province and that includes making difficult decisions. However, it’s also a government’s role to be transparent and accountable, to listen to citizens and to communicate. I believe how we do things is just as important as what we do. That is who I am, and how I believe government should be.
I ask for your support in this leadership race. My commitment to you is to be open and accessible, to grow Saskatchewan with compassion and lead with integrity.