SaskParty Hopefuls Explain Interest In By-Election

Friday, April 11, 2008 at 14:50



A La Ronge man taking a run at the Saskatchewan Party nomination in the vacant Cumberland riding believes residents’ perceptions of the party are changing.


Mike Durocher says he’s sold memberships to many First Nations people in the constituency, something he says didn’t happen too much in the past.


Durocher says he believes many of them share his view that it’s best that the riding be held by someone in government.


He says paving some critical gravel roads in the north is one of his top priorities, as is giving kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder a fair shake in the justice system.


A former mayor of Cumberland House agrees it’s best that the northern riding be represented in Regina by someone in the Saskatchewan Party government.


Dale McAuley is also seeking the party nomination in Cumberland for the anticipated by-election.


McAuley says even though the riding has been NDP territory for a few decades, he feels the opportune time for change has arrived.


He says tapping the economic potential of the region in a collective and proper way is one of his top priorities.