In an editorial yesterday the Leader-Post  said that it was time that Saskatchewan’s urban reality, in so far as 65 per cent of the province’s population now lives in urban centres, with Regina and Saskatoon comprising approximately 40 per cent of the population, be reflected in the distribution of our 14 federal electoral seats.

With that it endorsed the majority report of the federal boundary commission that would establish three dedicated urban ridings in Saskatoon and two urban and one blended urban/rural riding in Regina. The newspaper further said that any effort by federal Conservatives MPs in Ottawa to subvert the recommendation and arm twist to have the status quo maintained  would be “an ugly and unacceptable assault on democracy.”