Who will finish at the head of the pack as the Saskatchewan Party and NDP race to the finish of Election 2007?
Its Day One of Election 2007!
The writ has been dropped and we will be heading to the polls in just under a month.
Premier Lorne Calvert made it official Wednesday at his nomination meeting in Saskatoon as he announced Wednesday, November 7th as Election Day in Saskatchewan.
"It was four years ago, at just this time of year, I walked in the Qu'Appelle Valley with our grandson and he and I decided that the time was right. Well, this past weekend he and I walked again in the Qu'Appelle Valley, stood on one of the highest hills, and again decided the time is right."
Now the announcement at the nomination meeting was no real surprise. Just Tuesday, the Premier ruled out a spring election and then we learned of his nomination meeting Wednesday.
But the real surprise was taken out of Calvert's announcement when Election Saskatchewan posted the election notice on its website around 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, about an hour before the Premier even made the announcement.
So, re-varnish your front door and re-enforce your mailbox because you can bet local candidates will be knocking and dropping off flyers over the weekend.
But whom do we have to choose from in Moose Jaw and area?
Well, lets start in the north. In Thunder Creek incumbent Saskatchewan Party MLA Lyle Stewart is back for another campaign, he will face Larry Hall for the NDP, Rod Haugerud for the Liberals, and PC Party Leader Rick Swenson.
In Moose Jaw North, incumbent NDP MLA Glenn Hagel is back, standing in his way will be Warren Michelson for the SaskParty, and John Morris for the Liberals.
And Finally in Moose Jaw Wakamow we have incumbent Deb Higgins for the NDP and Gwen Beitel for the Saskatchewan Party.
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