NDP Candidate Ready For Northern Election Battle

Monday, November 28, 2005 at 15:22



The federal NDP candidate for northern Saskatchewan says it seems a little early to be holding a federal election, but she’s ready to go.


Anita Jackson says she will be running her campaign in harmony with several key platform ideas voiced by federal NDP leader Jack Layton.


She says many of the social issues championed by her party are especially crucial to residents in the North, because of the obstacles they face in accessing things like healthcare.


Jackson says she agrees with Layton’s assessment that the Liberals are allowing too much privatization to creep into the healthcare system — a scenario she feels could have serious ramifications on the impoverished people in the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River constituency.


She says the fight for more First Nations housing is another issue she plans to bring to the forefront.


Jackson is opposed in northern Saskatchewan by incumbent MP Jeremy Harrison of the Conservatives.


To date, no one else has announced their candidacy.