With its last nominee acclaimed Saturday, the Saskatchewan Party became the province’s first this election cycle to nominate a full slate of candidates.
There are 61 constituencies in Saskatchewan. The opposition NDP has 45 candidates listed on its website so far. The progressive conservatives are next, with 15, while the Saskatchewan Green Party has at least 13 — 11 listed on its website and another two by Elections Saskatchewan. This election’s newcomer, the Buffalo Party (formerly Wexit Saskatchewan) has nominated five and the Saskatchewan Liberals four.
Three independent candidates have also been listed by Elections Saskatchewan — Nestor Mryglod in Regina Wascana Plains, Trevor Wowk in Regina Lakeview and Rolf Hartloff in Regina Elphinstone-Centre.
Information about becoming an independent candidate is available on the Elections Saskatchewan Website.
The latest Sask. Party candidate — and the 61st to be nominated ahead of October’s provincial election, is Darren Deschambeault in Cumberland.
In a press release, he said he is looking forward to having representation from the region in Scott Moe’s government.
“Providing strong leadership and a real voice for the people of Cumberland in the legislature will help with a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Deschambeault was born and raised in Cumberland House, and currently works as a communications consultant for an oil and gas company. He disclosed a 2001 impaired driving conviction that he has since received a pardon for.
Deschambeault will go up against incumbent NDP MLA Doyle Vermette and Saskatchewan progressive conservative candidate Dean Foster.
“With a full slate of 61 candidates nominated, 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,” the Sask. Party said.
Locally, nominees are as follows:
• Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Party (incumbent)
• Nadine Wilson, Saskatchewan Party (incumbent)
• Lyle Whitefish, NDP
• Shaun Harris, Progressive Conservative
• Todd Goudy , Saskatchewan Party (incumbent)
• Lorne Schroeder, NDP
• Dave Waldner, Buffalo
• Delbert Kirsch, Saskatchewan Party (incumbent)
• Lon Borgerson (NDP)
Prince Albert Carlton
• Joe Hargrave, Saskatchewan Party (incumbent)
• Troy Parenteau, NDP
Prince Albert Northcote
• Nicole Rancourt, NDP (incumbent)
• Alanna Ross, Saskatchewan Party
• Sarah Kraynick, Green Party
The provincial election is set for October 26.
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