Sask Party elected to third term

Due to deadlines for this issue, final results were not available at press time. Farmers say the re-elected Saskatchewan Party government must now work with the federal Liberals to develop strong agricultural policy. As expected through the ho-hum 27-day campaign and from polls that didn’t significantly change, the Saskatchewan Party was re-elected to its third […] Read more

Sask. Party candidate says roads an issue

Seeking to end Stewart’s run are:

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected since the publication of its original printed version. Saskatchewan Party candidate Lyle Stewart was elected as a Saskatchewan Party MLA in 1999. He also took 64 percent of the vote in 2007. AVONLEA, Sask. — Lyle Stewart and Gary Nelson are heading south on Highway 334, good-naturedly debating a […] Read more

Grain transportation key among ag issues

Party representatives discussing agriculture at a recent election forum focused on Canadian Transportation Act review

Saskatchewan agriculture leaders taking part in a campaign panel discussion in Saskatoon agreed that transportation is a key issue. But solutions to problems like the transportation crisis that left prairie elevators plugged to capacity in 2013-14 are not easy. “(Rail transportation) is probably the most important issue … facing … grain producers here in Sask-atchewan […] Read more

Sask election: Ag Leaders’ Debate

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.     Further coverage of the Sask. election is […] Read more

Social media scandals dominate Sask. election

Sask Party promises volunteer firefighter tax credit, while NDP vows to reduce number of MLAs and build a bridge

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. It began at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities annual convention March 9, where Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall told 1,000 rural delegates that a Saskatoon NDP candidate had referred […] Read more