Larissa Shasko was born in 1982 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She has been
a lifetime resident of this province and has made the choice to stay
in Saskatchewan and work at making it a better place to live for everyone,
now and in the future. She fought hard to bring about positive change
in the the 2006 federal election by running as a candidate for Palliser
for the Green Party of Canada. Larissa moved to Moose Jaw in July, 2004
and found her future home there. She volunteered as Youth Representative
for the Saskatchewan Centennial 2004 Moose Jaw Committee. Larissa was
also recommended by Mayor Schwinghammer to attend as a youth representative
at a round table meeting with Premier Calvert in spring of 2005. Her
political interests have always been founded on the desire to create
real change in a society that she has always viewed as having many problems,
injustices, and inequalities. With the current downward trend of society
due to corporations and wealth, her interests have turned into passions.
Larissa's initiatives and ideologies are based on what is best for the
citizens, not the government or the corporations.
Larissa became involved with the Green Party because the ideas that they
have are more than just ideas; they are real solutions. Larissa believes
that preventative health-care, proportional representation and eliminating
poverty are key agendas of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. However,
she recognizes and fears that without protecting and preserving our environment
today, all other issues will not matter anymore. Larissa remains committed
to the people of Moose Jaw by running as their Green Party of Saskatchewan
candidate in Wakamow.
Just this fall, Larissa has gone back to school at the University of
Regina to become a stronger voice for her constituents. She aims to become
a lawyer so that she has the ability to create positive change from the
inside of the system. Meanwhile, problems like nuclear energy keep her
necessarily there to do what is best for the people. " We are hearing
that a nuclear generator and nuclear energy are good for Saskatchewan.
This is wrong! They are not good for anyone!" says Larissa. "We
haven't even begun to maximize other more environmentally safe methods
of generating electricity, like wind and solar power. Where else is there
more sunshine and wind than in Saskatchewan? How can anyone condone putting
our citizens and our world at such a risk for the sake of profit? The
Green Party is the only party to oppose developing this nuclear monster
and to oppose potentially supplying terrorists with supplies for atomic
bombs by mining uranium."
Larissa continues to live in Moose Jaw and has the support of her three
cats and her boyfriend of three years behind her in the fight to do what