David Johnston expected to begin public meetings on foreign interference next month

Jun 6, 2023 | 10:41am

Former governor general David Johnston says he will begin holding public meetings next month on foreign interference attempts in Canada’s elections, and the ongoing politicization of the issue will not deter him from his work. He said reforms are urgently needed because there are “serious shortcomings” in how the Liberal government deals with the flow […]

Johnston advises against inquiry, but aims to hold hearings on foreign interference

May 23, 2023 | 10:15am

Special rapporteur David Johnston said Tuesday that a formal inquiry into foreign interference is not needed, that public hearings should be held as part of his own mandate. Johnston said an inquiry could not be undertaken in public because of the sensitivity of the intelligence involved, and formal subpoena powers are not required for him […]

Saskatchewan’s Chief Electoral Officer has made recommendations to modernize the province’s election system

Oct 18, 2022 | 6:51am

Saskatchewan’s Chief Electoral Officer has recommended modernizing the province’s election system. Dr. Michael Boda said that the changes would make Saskatchewan consistent with best practices and Canadian standards and prepare the province for democracy in the 21st century. He said the province’s current system isn’t outdated, but it hasn’t changed much in its 100-plus years […]

Sask Wheat announces results of director elections

Dec 3, 2021 | 2:30pm

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has announced results of recent director elections. The four elected candidates to the SaskWheat board include Davidson area farmer Robert Stone, Scott Hepworth of Assiniboia, Jake Leguee of Weyburn and Nokomis area farmer Brett Halstead. There were almost 25 hundred ballots, with about 40 percent voting online and 60 percent […]

SaskWheat holds director elections in the coming month

Oct 4, 2021 | 11:13am

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has received nominations from six wheat producers for four available positions on the board of directors. The candidates are Greg Brkich of Bladworth, Brett Halstead of Nokomis, Scott Hepworth of Assiniboia, Allen Kuhlmann of Vanguard, Jake Leguee of Weyburn and Robert Stone of Davidson. The election opens Thursday, October 14th […]