Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall promises to keep up his outspoken advocacy on behalf of his province, after voters there delivered his Saskatchewan Party a third straight majority government.
Wall says people in Saskatchewan can expect a government that will stand up for the province’s interests in “every sector of the economy, every time it’s challenged.”
The popular premier has been a fixture on the national stage as a strong voice for so-called “small-c” conservatives, especially in the West.
He’s been a champion for the oil and gas industry in particularly, including the proposed Energy East pipeline project.
Saskatchewan N-D-P Leader Cam Broten has lost the battle — and the war.
In his first election as head of the Opposition New Democrats, Broten has lost his home riding of Saskatoon Westview.
His party also failed to gain any significant ground on the Saskatchewan Party, which won a third straight majority under Premier Brad Wall.
In a speech to supporters, Broten said it wasn’t the result his party was looking for.In his victory speech, Wall promised to continue advocating for Saskatchewan’s interests on the national stage.
He promised a government that would support the oil and gas industry, mining and what he called “modern agriculture.”
Broten says it wasn’t quite the night his party was looking for.
Saskatchewan Party MLA David Buckingham beat out NDP Leader Cam Broten by less than 300 votes to win the election in Saskatoon-Westview.
Buckingham says it was a little daunting to be up against Broten, but he had full faith in his campaign.
Being a former Mayor and working with the government through the flooding in Borden, he is looking forward to stepping into his new role.
Buckingham says he was one of the people who moved to Alberta for a job before the SaskParty came to power, so his goal is to ensure jobs are available for the generations to come.