Saskatchewan's Premier Already Has A List Of Demands For Justin Trudeau
He knows what he wants and he wants it now!
The Liberals may have just won the election last night, but Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wants Justin Trudeau to know that he has some strong words for him. Moe announced on his Twitter that he had written an official statement that outlined what his province would expect from the newly formed Liberal minority government.
"After last night's federal election, it is clear we need a New Deal with Canada,". "Read my statement here."
Attached to the tweet was an image of the official statement from the Premier, which starts by describing the "frustration and alienation" felt by people living in Saskatchewan.
"In Canada, we now have a Liberal minority government that did not receive the popular vote, has no clear mandate, will be supported by a 4th place party that has never governed or a party that does not want to be part of this nation," Moe wrote, most likely in reference to the NDP and Bloc Quebecois. "This minority government also has no representation from Saskatchewan or Alberta."
Moe then writes that it is time for a "new deal with Canada." He lays out three demands for Trudeau: "Cancel the," "commit to negotiate a new equalization formula that is fair to Saskatchewan and Alberta," and "commit to develop a plan to ensure Saskatchewan and Alberta can get our exports to international markets."
For his third point, Moe clarified that "this means pipelines." He concluded the letter by writing that he wants the Prime Minister to prove that he has heard the province's frustration and work with them.
This is not the first time. During the election, Moe called Trudeau, "Dangerous, divisive, & destructive."
Moe's letter saw both support and criticism on Twitter.
"Well done Premier Moe. Regrettably the Prime Minister’s words will prove to be as empty as they have always been. Best to start planning next steps as I’m sure you are. You and our Premier Kenney will be a formidable pair. We need you both at your best! Best wishes," wrote @GaynorDan.
"That's some pretty tough talk, coming from a guy who's never led a party to victory in an election. Especially to a guy who's just won two federal elections," wrote @neilpk70.
The statement comes on the heels of the newly, which is being used by Canadians who believe that Alberta and Saskatchewan should separate from Canada.