By-election Draws Big Names To Northern Riding

Friday, March 07, 2008 at 15:28



The major parties are sending in some political heavyweights to influence voters in the March 17th federal by-election in northern Saskatchewan.


Last weekend, Tory cabinet minister Jim Prentice visited La Ronge.


Tomorrow, NDP leader Jack Layton is scheduled to make a stop in Prince Albert, before travelling to Canwood, Debden and the Big River First Nation.


Liberal MPs Ken Dryden and Justin Trudeau are also going to be in the riding this weekend.


Dryden is tentatively scheduled to visit Ile-a-la-Crosse, Buffalo Narrows and La Loche — while Trudeau has plans to make stops in Fond du Lac, Stony Rapids, Wollaston Lake and La Ronge.