MP Welcomes Rumoured Challenge From Merasty

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 at 13:39



Northern Saskatchewan’s Member of Parliament says he welcomes the prospect of a high-profile candidate running against him in the next federal election.


Prince Albert Grand Council Chief Gary Merasty recently announced he was stepping down.


That has led some to suggest he is thinking of running for the Liberal nomination in the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River constituency.


Harrison says he knows Merasty, and his presence in the next election would be welcome.


The Conservative MP encourages others to join the race, as well.


Harrison says he doesn’t know if his campaign would benefit by having a large field of challengers.