Regina, Saskatchewan, for immediate release: One year ago today, Victor Lau became Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. “It’s hard to believe it was just a year ago since I became Party Leader,” says Lau. A lot of work has been done to grow the party since September 6, 2011. The highlights of the past year under Lau’s leadership include:
- The GPS ran its first full slate of candidates in the 2011 provincial election. Almost half of those candidates were women. The election results resulted in the GPS becoming the new Third Party in Saskatchewan politics.
- The GPS is now organized in 25/58 provincial constituencies across Saskatchewan. Efforts are now underway to organize the remaining constituencies. These organizing efforts have resulted in Lau visiting almost every part of the province since last September.
- Hundreds of people from across Saskatchewan have joined the party in the past year.
Some ambitious plans for the GPS for the coming year include:
- A major focus on fundraising.
- A Policy Convention for this coming winter, to modernize the policies of the party.
“The past year has been extremely exciting,” says Lau. “The Green Party of Saskatchewan is growing in every corner of the province. We are building a strong team for the next provincial election and beyond.”