Live debate and Election News:
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan and the Western Producer teamed up to host Why Ag Matters, an agricultural discussion with the agriculture leaders from all five political parties in the lead up to the provincial election.
The event was held in Saskatoon on March 22.
Below are sections of the Why Ag Matters event, broken down by topics:
– Click the headline above to download the policy recommendations APAS is making for the next provincial government -these recommendations will also be brought up during the agricultural leaders debate.
– Promises from Saskatchewan’s two main parties took a backseat to candidates’ social media activity and criminal records during the first week of the election campaign. Full story
– The Saskatchewan NDP is promising to strengthen the province’s agricultural sector if it forms government after the April 4 provincial election. Full story
– Brad Wall today pledged that a re-elected Saskatchewan Party government will repair more highways. He took reporters on a bumpy tour in the Silton area north of Regina to highlight the need. Full story
– Premier Brad Wall today announced a re-elected Saskatchewan Party government would implement a new tax credit for volunteer firefighters and emergency first responders. Full story
– The Saskatchewan Party is taking two NDP candidates to task for social media comments about farmers. Full story
– And they’re off. The Saskatchewan election campaign officially got underway this morning after premier Brad Wall visited the lieutenant governor to dissolve the legislature. Full story
APAS and Western Producer bring you the debate live: