Greg Olson nominated for the NDP in Yorkton

Greg Olson, a technical analyst for SaskTel, has been nominated to run for the NDP in Yorkton in the upcoming provincial election.

“Greg believes that Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan people should come first,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “Instead of flying billions of dollars away in bad deals, we should be using that money here. To create jobs and make our economy more stable for the long-term, and to invest in the things we count on – like our emergency rooms.

“The Sask. Party has spent every dime of the resource boom and then some. They’re running a deficit, and making deep cuts in hospitals and classrooms.

“They’re willing to cut health care – but they won’t stop their expensive privatization experiments. They won’t stop handing out big contracts to foreign corporations.  They won’t stop waste like a bloated layer of senior executives in health care. Yorkton families deserve an MLA that shares their priorities – that wants to cut the misplaced priorities and the waste in order to put Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan workers first.”

Olson holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, as well a certificate in Economics and a Master’s certificate in Business from the University of Regina.

He has held various roles for his union, Unifor, including his current responsibility as his local’s elected treasurer. He represents Unifor at the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.

“Hard-working Saskatchewan families are being asked to do more with less while the Sask. Party wastes and wastes,” said Olson.

“I believe in a cost of living and a living wage that works for working people,” said Olson. “Putting Saskatchewan working people first – instead of corporations from France or workers from Texas and Alberta – is important in building more fairness for families, and that’s why I’m standing with Cam Broten and the New Democrats.”