federal election

SARM releases rural wish list for federal election campaign

Aug 26, 2021 | 6:11am

SARM President Ray Orb, is highlighting key issues for the federal election campaign. Orb says rural internet service is extremely important and needs more federal funding to enable rural business to survive and thrive. He adds farmers need to be recognized financially for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases through modern farming methods. Orb is also […]

Singh gets emotional while visiting Cowessess First Nation

Aug 20, 2021 | 2:38pm

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first of the three main political heads in Canada to visit Saskatchewan during the federal election campaign. Singh went to the Cowessess First Nation, east of Regina, on Friday morning to visit with Chief Cadmus Delorme and visit the site of a former residential school where 751 unmarked […]

APAS releases federal election issue wish list

Aug 17, 2021 | 1:15pm

  Saskatchewan’s general farm group has issued a wish list for the federal election campaign. APAS vice president Ian Boxall says improving rural internet service is an important requirement for rural residents. He says it is critical for rural economic development. Boxall adds farm support programs need increased funding. He says other key farm issues […]

Elections Canada preparing for “unique” pandemic snap election

Aug 17, 2021 | 9:43am

Elections Canada is gearing up for an election like no other. Spokesperson Marie-French Kenny says because it’s a snap election during the pandemic, there may be some difficulty in finding venues for polling stations. “Usually when it’s a set date, we know that in 20XX , there will be an election on this date, then […]

Regina-Lewvan Liberal candidate Susan Cameron knows she has challenge in front of her

Aug 17, 2021 | 9:38am

Susan Cameron is running for the federal Liberals in Regina-Lewvan.  It is the first time she has entered the political arena and it something that many tried to talk her out of because of the party’s popularity in Saskatchewan.  While she welcomes the advice given, she says she is more than up to the daunting […]

As federal election campaign begins, Conservatives own Saskatchewan

Aug 15, 2021 | 6:03pm

In the last federal election, Saskatchewan had a Conservative sweep as all 14 seats went to them.  That result meant the end of Ralph Goodale as the longtime MP in Regina-Wascana as he was defeated by Michael Kram ending a political career as an MP that started in 1993. Those in the riding of Moose […]

U of R political science professor reflects on potential federal election call

Aug 13, 2021 | 7:11am

With the federal government expected to begin a 36-day election campaign on Sunday, the University of Regina’s political science professor Jim Farney is looking towards what will change coming up this time around. Farney says he has a hard time calling this a snap election due to the amount of talk about the potential election […]

Child Care Now Saskatchewan hoping for a new agreement with Ottawa before election is called

Aug 12, 2021 | 12:22pm

With negotiations taking longer than expected, Child Care Now Saskatchewan, is hoping the province can reach a new child care agreement with the federal government before the writ drops for a federal election. “Looking at the other child care agreements, we calculate that Saskatchewan’s share of the federal government’s child care offer is about $1.2 […]

Expect a federal election call on Sunday

Aug 12, 2021 | 10:56am

Several sources say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning a snap election for September 20 as he seeks voter approval for the government’s costly plans to combat COVID-19, Trudeau is apparently set to visit Rideau Hall and make the announcement on Sunday. Trudeau aides have said for months that the ruling Liberals would push for a […]

Belanger steps down as MLA to seek federal Liberal nomination

Aug 10, 2021 | 11:14am

Longtime NDP MLA Buckley Belanger is resigning his seat to take a run at federal politics. Belanger announced today he is going to seek the Liberal nomination in Desnethe-Missisippi-Churchill River which is current;y held by Gary Vidal of the Conservatives. That riding has not been held by a Liberal since 2007. Belanger says he is […]