A date has been set for the Saskatoon/Fairview by-election.
Premier Brad Wall says it will be held on September 7. The Premier says he wanted to ensure the residents of the riding were represented in the Legislature heading into the fall. The riding became open when MLA Jennifer Campeau announced she was leaving politics for the private sector. Vicki Mowat is running for the NDP, Cameron Scott for the Sask Party, Shah Rukh for the Liberals and David Prokopchuk for the Progressive Conservatives.
Premier Brad Wall joked while making the announcement this morning (Fri) that if the Sask Party candidate hears from a voter that they like the party but not Brad Wall, that won't be a problem anymore. Joking aside, he says it will be a tough race for all the candidates. For the last two elections the margins have been quite small, separated by only a couple hundred votes.