The Saskatchewan Party Leadership Election is two weeks away as Weyburn and the rest of the province wait to see who will be the new Premier of Saskatchewan.

Weyburn Leaders are sharing their opinions on what they see as the priorities for the new Premier.

"One of the most important ones is giving back our lost revenue because they have cut revenue to ourselves and places like Moose Jaw. Mayor Tomlin was saying 'where is our money?' and we are saying the same thing, 'where is our money?' We, ourselves, lost $1.6 million," explained Marcel Roy, Mayor of Weyburn.

Moose Jaw lost $4.8 million through the last provincial budget. Mayor Roy adds that cities cannot afford to run with cutbacks like that. He would also like to see the PST expansion provide an expanded share to the city.

"I would stand corrected on that but I believe this expansion of PST, we are not getting as a city an expansion of that," explains Roy. "Our sales tax we get one penny for every five cents comes back to the cities but on the expanded sales tax, on what they have put on insurance and all that, they said, 'no, you're not getting any of that'."

Other priorities for Weyburn's Mayor include the new school, hospital and the return of Weyburn's Court of Queens Bench.

"We'd also like to know about the courthouse, we have to have that open back up again. I think that was a knee-jerk reaction on their part," said Roy. "They just shut things down, didn't think things through, but we'll hopefully have that reopened."

Mayor Roy added that there is a lot of optimism in Weyburn with the new reservoir being built, infrastructure is improved, people talking about moving in with businesses, and oil rigs are back working at full strength.

The Saskatchewan Party mail-in ballots were sent to party members in December. Voting ends at the Convention, January 27.

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