Future uncertain following B.C. election

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — British Columbia Fruit Growers Association president Fred Steele doesn’t want to set anything in stone when it comes to reactions from the May 9 B.C. election. “I think we really don’t know yet. It’s too soon to tell,” he said the morning after the election that saw the Liberal party win the […] Read more


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. Voting day is April 4. Wall kicked off the campaign in Saskatoon. All WP Saskatchewan election coverage is collected here. NDP leader Cam Broten, who made a number of campaign-style announcements […] Read more


Stay tuned to WP for election coverage on ag, rural issues

When looking at the electoral map from the 2011 federal election, most agricultural and rural ridings outside of Quebec are a deep blue, which signifies strong Conservative support. So at first glance there appears little incentive for political parties to pay attention to rural ridings, especially in the West. In the past few elections, prime […] Read more



Alberta Conservatives face biggest test in decades

Campaign trail | Land-use planning, environmental care, power lines and MLA pay become issues for April 23 vote

The winds of conservatism may be shifting in Alberta. Controversies over land-use planning, environmental care, power lines and the size of MLA pay cheques have become universal issues for rural and urban voters in the April 23 election campaign. Change is afoot and daily polls indicate the Wildrose Alliance Party led by Danielle Smith is […] Read more