Sask. Election 2016

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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:

Why Ag Matters – water management

Why Ag Matters – rail transportation

Why Ag Matters – social license

Why Ag Matters – organic industry

Why Ag Matters – environmental support program

Why Ag Matters – rural internet

Why Ag Matters – crop insurance, flooded acres

Why Ag Matters – community pasture investments

Why Ag Matters – carbon market

Why Ag Matters – watershed stewardship groups

Why Ag Matters – Ag labour shortage

Why Ag Matters – Sask. beef industry

APAS policy recommendations for 2016 election:

– 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.

Social media scandals dominate Sask. election

– 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

Saskatchewan election: NDP announces full platform

– The Saskatchewan NDP is promising to strengthen the province’s agricultural sector if it forms government after the April 4 provincial election. Full story

Sask Party to repair highways; NDP to end Lean

– 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

Sask Party promises volunteer firefighter tax credit

– 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

Sask Party criticizes NDP candidates over comments

– The Saskatchewan Party is taking two NDP candidates to task for social media comments about farmers. Full story

Saskatchewan election kicks off

– 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

Which party plan to grow the Sask. ag. industry is the best?

APAS and Western Producer bring you the debate live:

Why Ag Matters press release

Get the poster: WhyAgMatters

 

Ag Leaders Debate 2