SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

October 31, 2007 15:15 ET

SEIU Canada: Calvert Mops Floor With Wall

Saskatchewan Party will not be able to make their own economic decisions - needs "Enterprise Saskatchewan"

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) - The Saskatchewan Party's leader was not up to the task last night when asked direct questions regarding "Enterprise Saskatchewan" and other important questions asked by the residents of Saskatchewan.

"The clear winner of this debate, in my opinion, was Lorne Calvert," said Sandy Weyland, SEIU Member Political Organizer, "he stood on his government's impressive record and took both parties to task on their plans for the province."

Calvert spoke about their economic successes including 14 balanced budgets in a row, 16 consecutive credit upgrades and taking the province from ruin to riches in partnership with the working families and businesses of Saskatchewan.

"I think the NDP came out strong from this debate," says Sharleen Stewart, Canadian International Vice-President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). "Let's hope that Saskatchewan's workers are going to vote for the party that stands on the side of working families."

The NDP have well laid out plans for a universal drug plan, infrastructure, the environment and recruitment and retention in health care that will benefit all of the residents of Saskatchewan, while the other two parties are segmenting their plans so that only a few are winners.

"This election comes down to what you want for your future and your family," she continues. "The fact is that Saskatchewan boasts one of the lowest provincial sales tax, has the most cost efficient utility costs and has the fastest growing economy in Canada. Saskatchewan is the envy of the nation."

The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 98,000 workers in Canada and 1.8 million workers worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    SEIU Canada
    Sharleen Stewart
    SEIU International Canadian Vice-President
    (416) 209-7741
    or
    SEIU Canada
    Christine Miller
    National Representative - Communications
    1-800-337-3798 ext. 224 or (416) 576-5041