Nomination Meetings In Vacant Riding Set To Begin

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 15:04



Voters in the vacant Cumberland riding will get a good look over the next few days at potential candidates for the vacant seat in their constituency.


The Saskatchewan Party kicks off its nomination process today, while the NDP begins its series of nomination meetings next week.


SaskParty official Bob Mason says registration begins in Cumberland House tonight at 6:30.


He explains delegates will hear from each of the candidates before balloting gets underway.


Another SaskParty nomination meeting will be held tomorrow night in Creighton, while a third goes Saturday afternoon in La Ronge.


The NDP will also be starting its nomination meetings in Cumberland House with a gathering on Monday.


Similar meetings will be held over the course of the week in Creighton, Sandy Bay, Pelican Narrows, Stanley Mission and La Ronge.


Running for the NDP are Earl Cook, Steve Lane, and Doyle Vermette.


NDP spokesman Don Black says more candidates can still be added to the present list, but only if they declare their candidacy by Monday.


Black says the party feels good about all of the nominees, and has already secured 400 new members in the riding.


Four people are in the running for the Saskatchewan Party nomination — Mike Durocher, Joe Hordyski, Chris Hudyma and Dale McAuley.


The riding was previously held by former NDP MLA Joan Beatty until she resigned from provincial politics in January to run in a federal by-election.