Wall Doesn’t Like Harper’s Date

From CBC:

The province re-elected Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government with a large majority on Nov. 7 of this year, which means its next election is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2015. However, federal legislation calls for national elections to happen the third week in October, four years after the previous election. Because Harper’s Conservative government was elected with a majority on May 2, 2011, that sets the next federal election for Oct. 19, 2015.

Then there’s this:

Four other provinces and the Northwest Territories are in a similar situation as Saskatchewan, with their elections set for October 2015.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s election date conflicts with  a lot of other provinces’ dates. Clearly, the PM needs a new date for the next election. A late date will keep his party going longer so he’ll probably pick just such a date.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “Wall Doesn’t Like Harper’s Date”

  1. Many people saw this developing in April. As for Harper, he won’t budge. Fixed election dates, haha! They so dumb. I think they’re boring and totally favour the incumbent.

    Local media should have taken a look at the controlling effect the fixed election date (Sask’s first ever) had on the big Sask Party win. It helped with the gentle-hum of their uber trancelike mind-numbing camapign. That said, the NDP had 4 years to prepare for Nov 7th and didn’t seem to remember till Nov 6th.

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