The Federal election campaign officially began Wednesday, and Regina-Wascana Member of Parliament Ralph Goodale is getting ready for another election.
Goodale is running on a campaign to maintain growth from the last four years, which comes from several millions of dollars in projects the federal government has helped fund in that time.
Goodale said he has had the pleasure of representing Regina-Wascana since 1993.
“Voters here have been very loyal, supportive and anxious to carry on the conversation,” Goodale said. “It’s an ongoing thing all the time anyway, but during an election campaign, it intensifies.”
Goodale said he always delivers a very personal campaign.
“When you go to the doorstep and ask someone for their vote, you’re asking for the single most precious thing they have to give in a democracy,” Goodale said. “It’s a very personal appeal based upon trust, record, and reputation, the ability to represent Regina effectively and have a strong voice in parliament and get important things accomplished for the city.”
Goodale adds his biggest challenge is trying to reach out to the 37 thousand households in the riding within the 40 day timeframe.
Meanwhile, the federal Conservative Party is gearing up for this fall’s election here in Regina.
Regina-Wascana Conservative Candidate Michael Kram is getting set to introduce himself to voters in the riding, hoping to beat Liberal Member of Parliament Ralph Goodale.
Kram said there’s a lot of reasons to run this year.
“I think there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to turn our economy around as we’ve seen over the last four years,” Kram said. “We’re going to get these pipelines built, we’re going to cancel the carbon tax, we’re going to get back to balanced budgets, and that will make for a better economy and a better standard of living for everybody.”
Kram said a vote for Goodale is a vote for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I think the record for over the last four years has been clear that Liberal party policies have not been good for Saskatchewan, and I think that message is resonating with the voters.”
The federal election takes place October 21.