Day One: From Western Australia to Western Canada!
Diane, along with fellow members of State Parliament, is participating in an exchange program to Canada hosted by the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina from April 15 to 26.
As part of this visit Diane will be learning about the Legislature’s chamber, committee operations and overall management of the Parliament in the first week, before being paired with one of its Members in the second week to share information and experiences on constituency issues in their electorate.
On Monday, Diane met members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan during a reception tonight at the Legislative Building – sadly, the planned gifting of bottles of WA Parliament wine failed due to the combination of some broken bottles and luggage that now needs to be dried!
Tuesday was a day spent with the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Just like the Parliament of Western Australia, Saskatchewan has a beautiful library too, though with the public invited in.
The entire landscape between Regina and Moosejaw features architecture like that seen in the Legislative Building and their First Nations people are featured in artwork throughout – featured in my photo is ‘Big Darkness’.
Wednesday was spent with the Regina Greens and candidate Naomi Hunter in the evening, after meeting with Leader of the Opposition, Ryan Meili of the New Democratic Party during the day.
There was also an interesting presentation about measuring Fairness, always an interesting concept!
Meeting with Premier Moe
As part of the trip and learning about the Legislature, I also had the opportunity to meet the real “ScoMo” – Saskatchewan’s Premier, Scott Moe.
While the federal campaigning goes on back home, I’d much rather be hearing from this ScoMo for the time being!