In fact, the Sask. Audio for this article is not available at this time. That doesn't necessarily make it a level playing field. The NDP has spent the past three weeks of the campaign insisting Scott Moe is not being forthcoming with plans to make more service cuts and raise taxes, as was done after the Saskatchewan … Read more . “Scott Moe has been clear: taxes will not be raised, Crowns will not be privatized, and we will continue to make key investments in essential services and Crown utilities,” said party spokesman Jim Billington. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Elections Saskatchewan says … According to the poll, 45 per cent approve of Meili, compared to 65 per cent for Moe. We hope to have this fixed soon. Mr. Moe underlined his message that reviving the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic would be done through job creation and growth, expressing confidence in the approach because of the province’s low unemployment rate. If history repeats itself, this debate is unlikely to do the trick.

That shows the kind of challenge Meili faces in this debate. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The New Democrats need to see the numbers change over this last stage of the campaign. Back in 2017, the Saskatchewan Party government cited a decline in ridership and high cost of operation as to why it decided to shut down the bus system. With less than a …

Post-debate, Brad Wall boosted his party's edge over Cam Broten and the NDP to 29 points as the Sask. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. In tonight's leaders' debate, the NDP's Ryan Meili is going to have to do something none of his predecessors have managed in the last few provincial elections — use it to move public opinion and shift the momentum before the Oct. 26 vote.

He also highlighted a promise to cut the small business tax rate if the party is re-elected to a fourth term. Read our. Past leaders' debates haven't moved the dial much, and that's bad news for the NDP, Who's ahead in the polls? Comments are welcome while open. “The Sask.

While a six-point swing is nothing to sneeze at, it went against Broten. If history is any guide, winning tonight's debate might not be enough. Polling by Research Co. suggests that Moe has an advantage going into the debate, as more Saskatchewan voters start the night with a positive view of him than they do of Meili. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. Ryan Meili's New Democrats have a big gap to overcome with less than two weeks to go before election day. There was also little movement in public support in 2007 between post-debate and pre-campaign polling. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). That means: Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Mr. Moe hadn’t ruled out raising taxes until recently. In the spring of that year, Wall's Saskatchewan Party was ahead of Lorne Calvert's governing NDP by about 18 points. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

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In 2011 and 2016, when the debates apparently improved his party's fortunes, he was facing off against rookie NDP leaders. Please log in to listen to this story. Éric Grenier is a senior writer and the CBC's polls analyst. His party is running about even with the Sask. Debates in the last three provincial elections have not moved the dial by any significant degree. There weren't any early campaign polls published in 2011 but, compared to pre-campaign polling, Wall was able to boost his lead over Dwain Lingenfelter and the NDP to about 35 points after the debate from 32 points — a small swing, again to the incumbent's advantage. For the result of this election to be put into doubt, Meili needs to do something to close the gap in Saskatoon, take a decisive lead in Regina and gain enough support in the rest of the province to put some of the seats in places like Moose Jaw and Prince Albert into play. Love: NDP Will Make Class Sizes Smaller, Stop Moe’s Dangerous Cuts During a Pandemic .

© Copyright 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved. Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili is urging voters not to trust the words of his main political rival, who says there won’t be cuts after next Monday’s provincial election. The objective of this group was to lobby for farmer's rights with the grain trade and the railways. Michael Bell/The Canadian Press. One common thread between the last three elections was, of course, Wall. Click here to subscribe. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter . Arriving at the announcement on an out-of-service STC bus, Mr. Meili promised to restore a provincial bus service if his NDP is elected to form government. Two polls published over the last few days put Scott Moe's Saskatchewan Party ahead by between 19 and 22 percentage points among decided voters. Party has shown us over and over again, they’ll say one thing before an election and the opposite after,” Mr. Meili said Monday. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The NDP has another rookie leader this time, but so does the Saskatchewan Party in Moe. He was the founder of and has written for The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post Canada, The Hill Times, Le Devoir, and L’actualité. This is a list of the premiers of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, since it was formed in 1905.Saskatchewan uses a unicameral Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which the premier is the leader of the party that has the support of a majority in the Legislative Assembly.The premier, sometimes called the prime, or first, minister, is Saskatchewan's head of government. That's a huge margin to overcome in just a couple weeks. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili, left, and Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe recently debated their party platforms. The NDP has spent the past three weeks of the campaign insisting Scott Moe is not being forthcoming with plans to make more service cuts and raise taxes, as was done after the Saskatchewan Party’s 2016 election win. Research Co. also found that more people say their view of Moe has improved since the start of the campaign than those who say it has worsened. By the end of the campaign, the lead was virtually unchanged, though the election day results showed a somewhat smaller 14-point gap. The opposite is the case for Meili. In a statement, the Saskatchewan Party accused Mr. Meili of turning to scare tactics in the final week of the election campaign. At his party’s platform announcement in Saskatoon, he refused to say whether he would increases taxes or reduce services if the province’s revenue levels fall short because of the pandemic. In that year a group of farmers created the Territorial Grain Growers' Association. The CBC's Saskatchewan Poll Tracker estimates that the Saskatchewan Party is on track to win between 39 and 49 seats, well above the 31-seat threshold needed for a majority government.