Representative Democracy

We will always remember our first loyalty is to our constituents. Our party does not force our MP’s to toe a party line.

True Conservative Economics

Canada is a wealthy nation. Transitioning to a greener economy will require fundamental changes to the way wealth is managed

Stewardship of the environment

It is a false austerity that condemns working people to choose between sound environmental policy and meaningful work.

Jan Norris – Saskatoon University

Jan Norris is an artist, art teacher, mother, homemaker and long-time peace and environmental crusader, beginning when she was 16 years old combating pollution in Hamilton, Ontario. In the 1980s, she was part of Citizens for a Safe Environment, which succeeded in shutting down the toxic Commissioners Street garbage incinerator near where she was living in Toronto. A few years later, she moved to Saskatoon with her two sons, where she quickly became and remained active in the community.

The core values of the Green movement drew her in immediately, especially its principles of ecology, equality and non-violence. Founding meetings of the provincial party, then called the New Green Alliance, were held in her living room, and she has run as a candidate for the Saskatchewan Green Party in two provincial elections. 

As a volunteer with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, Jan helped initiate Hike, Bike and Bus Week, served on the Board, and was active on the climate file, attending the provincial government’s stakeholder meetings on climate and as a representative at the Climate Action Network national strategy meetings. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club of Canada, where she was inspired by Elizabeth May.

Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Trent University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. She has taught art to children and teens for many years, as well as starting a drop-in art program at the Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry, allied with the Presbyterian Church of Canada. She loves to paint and is privileged to have had six shows of her work in Saskatoon.

Jan is a member of the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon where she has served on the Board and various committees. A daily meditator for 40 years, she hosts a meditation group that meets every week in her garage, converted for that purpose, and is a founding member of the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living.

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