federal election

Voter turnout about average for federal election

Sep 28, 2021 | 6:45am

Last week’s federal election was about average when it comes to voter turnout. Sixty-two percent of those eligible to vote did so. Elections Canada says that adds up to almost 17-million Canadians, out of 24.7-million who are eligible to cast a ballot. The number does not include those who registered to vote on election day […]

SARM sees federal election result as no big surprise

Sep 22, 2021 | 6:11am

The president of SARM says there is no big surprise in Monday’s federal election results. Ray Orb says the election saw little change in the Liberal and Conservative seat numbers, with Justin Trudeau retaining a minority government. Orb says the decision to call the vote was not wise and costly. But he wants to focus […]

Conservatives sweep Regina in 2021 federal election

Sep 21, 2021 | 12:21am

For the second straight year, Warren Steinley will represent the Regina-Lewvan riding for the Conservatives. Steinley says he’s glad to be back for another run as the Regina-Lewvan MP. “I’m happy that we had a great campaign, we worked hard (and) we reached out to as many people we could on the doorsteps,” Steinley said. […]

Canada votes in another Liberal minority

Sep 20, 2021 | 7:30pm

Like it was when Canadians were called to the polls 36 days ago, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are forming a minority government.  As of 9:20 p.m Monday night, the Liberals were leading or elected in 155 of 338 ridings, the Conservatives are leading or elected in 123, the Bloc Quebecois and NDP are both […]

It’s election day as Conservatives look to keep strong Saskatchewan base

Sep 20, 2021 | 5:14am

Canadians go to the ballot box Monday, in a federal election some feel was not needed. Just under two years after winning a minority government, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau decided it was time for another election, in a move highly questioned as the fourth wave of COVID-19 rolls across the country. At dissolution, the Liberals […]

SUMA posts wish list for Monday’s federal election

Sep 19, 2021 | 11:35am

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association has a list of issues it wants covered in the federal election, including having a seat at the table for matters that impact the province’s hometowns. That, from President Rodger Hayward, who says when it comes to things like infrastructure and RCMP policing, municipalities are the order of government that […]

Farney looking ahead to Monday’s election

Sep 19, 2021 | 7:33am

The University of Regina’s Political Science professor says tomorrow’s election is still too close to call. Jim Farney says a long list of things have happened during the campaign. “If you think of our Covid announcements, Alberta’s, we had Afghanistan, there’s been a fair bit of stuff change,” said Farney. “And there’s been a fair […]

City says Regina Transit free for voters on Election Day

Sep 17, 2021 | 9:26am

The City of Regina says it will be free for voters to ride Transit on election day Monday. A pass for free bus service can be downloaded at Regina.ca/transit. Residents can print the pass or show the bus operator the pass on their phone. A pass can be picked up at the Transit Information Centre […]

Prof Says Sensitive Topics Won’t Be As Prominent in This Election

Sep 15, 2021 | 1:34pm

Watch what you are not seeing and hearing in the federal election, as well as what you are. That’s the advice from a Political Studies professor at the University of Saskatchewan, who expects Indigenous issues won’t play as prominently in this election as they did in 2015. Ken Coates explains that back in 2015 the […]

More than 180,000 votes counted in advance polls across Saskatchewan

Sep 15, 2021 | 7:37am

Elections Canada says voter turnout at advance polls held last Friday to Monday saw increased totals from the 2019 federal election. Just under 183-thousand people cast their vote over those days which was about 30,000 people more than two years ago. The riding of Regina-Lewvan saw the most advance votes with 18,740, up 4,001 voters […]