Harper Makes Pitch to Northern Saskatchewan Voters

Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 15:56




The leader of the Canadian Alliance has a message for Aboriginal communities in northern Saskatchewan’s Churchill River riding.


Stephen Harper was in Prince Albert and Meadow Lake yesterday as part of his swing through Saskatchewan.


He says Liberal policies haven’t worked for northern communities, and says it’s time for them to try another party.


Harper made the comments when asked what it would take for the Canadian Alliance to make a breakthrough in Saskatchewan’s northern Aboriginal communities.


In the last election, the party got most of its support from rural communities in the southern portion of the riding, while the Liberals prevailed by winning over most of the riding’s Aboriginal communities.


Harper says his party has been re-working its Aboriginal policy, and says it should be ready to be unveiled in the fall.