Ken Grey elected new leader of PC Party of Saskatchewan

Ken Grey elected new leader of PC Party of Saskatchewan
Progressive Conservative Party of Sask. elect Ken Grey as new leader
Grey, who grew up on a family farm outside of Colonsay, Sask., was elected on Saturday at the party's leadership convention in Moose Jaw.

"I just think we needed a voice of reason and I kind of saw the Progressive Conservative party as that voice," Grey said.

"I think that we don't have a party in the legislature currently that really speaks for fiscal conservatives," he said. "That's where I come in."

His platform is based on, "Providing a fiscally conservative alternative voice in the legislature focused on stopping accumulation of debt, restoring funding to key core services and reducing spending on future expensive mega projects such as the Regina Bypass and Global Transportation Hub," according to a news release from the party.

Grey joined the PCs earlier this year and said he wants to focus on building its policy and membership.

"I'm going to be out there, finding people, finding ideas and just making sure we have a full slate of candidates in the next election ," he said.

Grey says he has been involved in politics for years. He was also a certified health care provider for 16 years and served as the president and vice- president of the SEIU Local 333.

He also spent several years as an insurance advisor, until becoming a paratransit bus operator in 2014.

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The Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan elected Ken Grey as its leader on Nov. 3, 2018. (Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan/Facebook)

Its an honour to be elected to lead Saskatchewan’s only true conservative party. I look forward to building a team that will make an impact in the next provincial election, Grey said in a news release. I would like to thank my fellow leadership candidate, Paul Carroll, for his passion for bettering our province.

Greys platform is focused on lowering the province’s debt, restoring funding to key core services and reducing spending on “future expensive mega projects,” like the Regina Bypass and Global Transportation Hub, and the carbon tax.

Before diving into politics, Grey worked as a certified health care provider, insurance advisor and Paratransit bus driver.