2020 Saskatchewan general election


Ron in Regina
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The 2020 Saskatchewan general election will be held on or before October 26, 2020 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. This date is set by Saskatchewan's fixed election date law. The lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan retains the authority to call an election earlier due to a vote of no confidence or on the advice of the premier of Saskatchewan. Additionally, the law also allows the election to be rescheduled to April 5, 2021 if the original date conflicts with a federal election campaign. Section 4 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , requires that the 28th Saskatchewan Legislature be dissolved by the lieutenant governor on or before April 27, 2021 (five years after the return of writs from the previous election). Section 4(2) of the Charter allows a further delay only for "real or apprehended war, invasion or insurrection" with the approval of two-thirds majority of the Saskatchewan legislature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Saskatchewan_general_election


NDP: http://www.cjme.com/2020/09/25/ndp-candidate-named-for-regina-walsh-acres/ Kelly Hardy has been named the Saskatchewan NDP’s candidate in Regina Walsh Acres for the upcoming provincial election. “The people of Regina Walsh Acres deserve an MLA who understands the needs of working families — and Kelly is that candidate,” reads a statement from NDP Leader Ryan Meili.

There has been some controversy over who would represent the NDP in the riding. Sandra Morin had won the nomination 15 months ago but did not receive Meili’s endorsement, the leader saying that decision was based on information from the vetting process. Those reasons have not been disclosed, with Meili citing confidentiality. Morin herself has disputed the grounds for getting booted from the NDP ticket, saying, “there’s absolutely no justifiable reason for Mr. Meili to bully or sideline me or the members who voted for me as their candidate.”

The former candidate had the support of riding association president Barb Dedi, who was fired a month after Morin was dropped. Meili has denied there was any connection between Dedi’s removal and Morin’s candidacy, saying a harassment complaint was brought against Dedi last year. Dedi, a 40-year member of the party, reacted with disbelief, accusing Meili of bullying and violating the NDP’s constitution.


http://www.cjme.com/2020/09/25/a-lot-of-praying-u-of-s-professor-says-ndp-facing-uphill-election-battle/ A Saskatoon political expert thinks the Saskatchewan NDP is facing an uphill battle in the upcoming provincial election. Dr. Joe Garcea, a political studies professor at the University of Saskatchewan, doesn’t think the opposition has any real chance of unseating the governing Saskatchewan Party.

The NDP is going to find it difficult to make any significant gains,” he told Gormley guest host Mike Couros on Friday. “For them, it will be a matter of basically either treading water, going up by a couple of seats or perhaps going down by a couple of seats …, “Anything beyond an increase or decrease of two seats for them would be surprising.”

“If they start losing seats, more than two or three, then it’s really a matter of facing survival and trying to move the party forward,” he said. Meili could even be at risk of losing his seat in the Saskatoon-Meewasin constituency. Asked if he thought Meili should be running to win the election or just to be a strong opposition, Garcea was blunt. “Frankly, right now I think he’s running for survival. Even in his own seat here in Saskatoon, there is very heavy campaigning on the part of the Sask. Party. They would love nothing more than to unseat him, and he may be vulnerable,” Garcea said. “That would be another big hit for the NDP at this particular point in time. There’s a lot of soul-searching going on and I’m sure a lot of praying as well.”


http://www.cjme.com/2020/09/26/saskparty-and-ndp-field-candidates-in-all-ridings/
Ahead of the writ drop, both the Saskatchewan Party and opposition NDP have a full slate of 61 candidates. The NDP announced its final 12 candidates on Friday. The Sask. Party announced its final candidate last Saturday. Both parties have disclosed the criminal past of candidates including impaired driving convictions and pardons.

The NDP candidates with convictions include:
  • Carter Antoine, who is running for a seat in Yorkton-Melville, was convicted of impaired driving in 2017
  • Bhajan Brar, for Regina Pasqua, was convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in 2011
  • Ken Burton, for Moosomin, was convicted of impaired driving in 1973
  • Bonnie Galenzowski, for Melville-Saltcoats, was convicted of impaired driving in 1982
  • Rod McCorriston, for Carrot River Valley, was convicted of impaired driving in 1980
  • Lyle Whitefish, for Saskatchewan Rivers, was convicted of impaired driving in 2011

The Sask. Party candidates with an impaired driving conviction are:
  • Terry Dennis, MLA for Canora-Pelly, was convicted 1978 and 2001
  • Don McMorris, MLA for Indian Head Milestone, was convicted in 2016
  • Terry Jenson, for Martensville Warman, was convicted in 1994
  • Scott Moe, premier and MLA for Rosthern Shellbrook, was convicted in 1992
  • Manny Sadhra, for Saskatoon Fairview, was convicted in 2008
  • Eric Olauson, for Saskatoon University, was convicted in 1992 and 1993
“Premier Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Party team will be meeting voters in every part of the province to present their plan for a strong Saskatchewan and a strong economic recovery from the pandemic,” a Sask. Party media release said. The NDP has 14 teachers among its candidates, saying in a media release they are “ready to fight for our kids and stand up against the Sask. Party’s cuts to schools and classrooms.” The provincial election is expected to be called for Oct. 26 .
 
Ron in Regina
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http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/moe-attacks-federal-throne-speech-and-blames-ndp-if-trudeau-survives

Premier Scott Moe will blame the NDP if the federal government survives a confidence vote on an agenda he believes neglects Saskatchewan’s needs and hints at a coming phase-out of the province’s energy sector. (This story was from 4 days ago, & the NDP already flopped to support the Liberals 2 days ago...within 48hrs of the Throne Speech)

The federal government laid out its priorities in a throne speech on Wednesday. It includes promises to create a million jobs, accelerate plans for a national pharmacare program and use the federal government’s “fiscal firepower” to carry Canadians through the pandemic — whatever it takes. It also committed to stronger action to surpass Canada’s 2030 climate targets and a legislated goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, while specifically singling out the role of energy workers in Saskatchewan in providing the “know how” to get there.

The only time in this speech from the throne that Saskatchewan was essentially mentioned was in the phase-out of our energy industry workers,” Moe told reporters in Regina shortly after the speech. “That’s not something I could support,” he added. “That’s not something I would expect that any Canadian MP could support.”

The federal Conservatives have already signalled they will vote the speech down. The Bloc Quebecois leader tweeted that the Liberals haven’t listened to the needs of Quebec. But the federal NDP appeared to condition its support on keeping CERB payments flowing and improving sick leave policies. The vote will be a matter of confidence, meaning the Liberal government would fall and an election would follow if all three Opposition parties unite against it. Moe said he will be “ watching very closely as to who votes to support and who votes to not support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .”

With a provincial election just weeks away, Moe signalled that the Saskatchewan NDP can’t be separated from its federal counterparts if they prop up Trudeau’s government. “I would be laying the blame where it squarely should lie and that is within the NDP party in Canada, which includes the NDP party in our provinces,” he said. Earlier this month, Moe sent a letter to Trudeau with a list of priorities he wanted to see in the throne speech. That included demands for a pause on the federal carbon pricing regime, a fairer system of federal transfers and explicit support for preserving the oil and gas sector. He didn’t find much of that on Wednesday.

The government will support the manufacturing, natural resource and energy sectors as they work to transform to meet a net zero future, providing good paying and long-lasting jobs,” Gov. Gen. Julie Payette said when reading the prepared speech. Moe saw that as code for killing oil and gas.
 
Girth
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I will be following this election closely, as I want to get the **** out of Alberta.
 
petros
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Why wait?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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As a former Saskatchewan resident I think the 3 NDP premiers we have had have been pretty good. The first was Tommy Douglas. The other 2 really were fiscal conservatives from what I saw. They kept the books balanced. I think even Tommy did that. However, from what I see the current NDP is more like the traditional NDP and given the current government seems to be pretty popular stands a snowballs chance against them.
 
Dexter Sinister
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Can't say I really like any of the options. Generally I tend to be more aligned with the NDP's emphasis on taking care of people than the Sask. Party's emphasis on taking care of business, but realistically you have to do both and I don't believe either party is ideologically capable of understanding that. The current NDP seems more leftist than I'm comfortable with, and they're really missing the best issues they could hammer the government on. For most of my adult life they've really been liberals by any reasonable measure, but they aren't any more. And the Sask Party is more rightist than I'm comfortable with. So when the moment comes I'll hold my nose and vote for ... somebody.
 
petros
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60% of decided voters are voting SaskParty
 
Twin_Moose
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A part of the reason 60% are in favor

Saskatchewan Election: Scott Moe doesn't rule out appeal after teepee court case loss

Quote:

REGINA — Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili will campaign today at a government-owned inland port where the party has spent years asking questions about what deals were made to buy the land.

Meili is to make an announcement about accountability at the Global Transportation Hub on the outskirts of Regina.

Year after year, the NDP has criticized the government's failure to make money off of land sales and raised concerns about land-buying deals before the project was built.

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe is to make a campaign announcement in Moose Jaw and then visit with some local candidates.

On Thursday, he promised to introduce a 10 per cent rebate on SaskPower bills starting in December if his party wins the Oct. 26 election.

Meanwhile, Meili said he would spent $125 million to hire more teachers and make class sizes smaller.

 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe is to make a campaign announcement in Moose Jaw and then visit with some local candidates. On Thursday, he promised to introduce a 10 per cent rebate on SaskPower bills starting in December if his party wins the Oct. 26 election.

So Moe is trying to offset the Federal Grab through the Carbon Tax on SK Residents? Provincial income to shrink so that the Federal income can swell with the Carbon Tax is some kind of Green balance? This is a temporary patch on the Carbon Tax at best.
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Meanwhile, Meili said he would spent $125 million to hire more teachers and make class sizes smaller.

Meili will hire more teachers from where & in what time frame to reduce class sizes? Does some other province or territory have a surplus of teachers during COVID that are looking to relocate in the immediate future? This is a promise that I can't see even being expected to pan out in any reasonably relevant time frame.
 
Girth
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why wait?

Do you have a room for rent?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

So Moe is trying to offset the Federal Grab through the Carbon Tax on SK Residents? Provincial income to shrink so that the Federal income can swell with the Carbon Tax is some kind of Green balance? This is a temporary patch on the Carbon Tax at best.
Meili will hire more teachers from where & in what time frame to reduce class sizes? Does some other province or territory have a surplus of teachers during COVID that are looking to relocate in the immediate future? This is a promise that I can't see even being expected to pan out in any reasonably relevant time frame.

We"ll win the carbon tax battle in scoc so thats a short term tax break.

Why is Meili only out to add public sector union jobs?

Justin best not stick his schnoz in this with Green baiting the electorate.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Do you have a room for rent?

Nope.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Nope.

Isn't there a house down the street from you that would welcome him?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Isn't there a house down the street from you that would welcome him?

I dont think he can afford Chinese.
 
Ron in Regina
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LINK: http://www.cjme.com/2020/10/14/party...eaders-debate/

Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe and NDP Leader Ryan Meili took turns trying to score points off each other in an exceedingly civil — though at times heated — debate Wednesday. The debate was particularly civil compared to recent presidential and vice-presidential debates in the U.S., and even compared with previous Saskatchewan leaders’ debates. There was relatively little talking over and interrupting one another.

The party leaders agreed on at least two things: Both declined to give a rating of their performance, saying that’s for the Saskatchewan people to decide. And both said in their closing remarks that things are now “clear.” The debate was a first for Moe and Meili, who both won their party leadership contests two years ago.

Anyway, details at the LINK above....
 

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