World News – CA – Saskatchewan Elections: Five ridings to watch in provincial vote


REGINA – Voters in Saskatchewan to choose 61 MLAs to sit in the Legislature once they are sworn in after Monday’s provincial election Here are five constituency races to watch

The Saskatchewan Party is hoping candidate Marv Friesen can win in longtime NDP stronghold The businessman ran and lost to NDP Danielle Chartier in the 2016 election by less than 300 votes She is not seeking re-election and Ashlee Hicks, a woman from the Cowessess First Nation, is running for the New Democrats The seat has in the past been occupied by former NDP premiers Lorne Calvert and Roy Romanow He does has never been won by the Saskatchewan Party

One of the seats the NDP wants to keep is that of its leader, Ryan Meili, who became a constituency MP when he won a by-election in 2017 He won the party leadership a year later The seat was up for grabs following the death of former Saskatchewan Party MP Roger Parent Saskatoon lawyer and businessman Rylund Hunter is running for the Saskatchewan Party

ousted NDP candidate who decided to run as independent rocked the race ahead of official campaign start Sandra Morin is a former NDP minister whose candidacy was blocked by Meili weeks before the start election for reasons neither has disclosed New Democrats have named Labor Relations Officer Kelly Hardy as their new candidate The seat has been vacant since the 2019 federal election campaign, when her MP for Saskatchewan Party Warren Steinley was elected MP for Regina Lewvan Former sports presenter Derek Meyers runs for the Sask Fête

Race is rematch for Saskatchewan Party and NDP candidates who fought for the seat in the 2016 election Former University of Regina instructor Tina Beaudry-Mellor finally got it won for the Sask Party over Alena Young of the NDP, business owner and school counselor, by less than 500 votes The riding was new in the last election Beaudry-Mellor, who served in Cabinet as minister of higher education , try to beat Young again

This is one of the few city seats outside of Saskatoon and Regina that the NDP is hoping to get back Melissa Patterson, a table game dealer at Casino Moose Jaw, runs against Saskatchewan Party incumbent Greg Lawrence He was first elected in 2011 and again in 2016 by around 670 votes Over the past decades the NDP has held the riding, which passed to the Saskatchewan Party under Lawrence

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