SaskParty To Go With McKay In Cumberland

Friday, April 13, 2007 at 15:13



It looks like Winston McKay will once again be the Saskatchewan Party candidate in northeast Saskatchewan.


The party has announced a nomination meeting for the Cumberland riding will be held in La Ronge on Monday.


According to a press release, McKay will be acclaimed as the riding’s Saskatchewan Party candidate.


The product of Cumberland House represented the Saskatchewan Party in the constituency in the last provincial election, but lost to the NDP’s Joan Beatty.


McKay might best be remembered for comparing Premier Lorne Calvert’s physical appearance to a “weasel” the day after the November 2003 election.


McKay later apologized.


McKay represented the Saskatchewan Party in the riding in the 1999 provincial election, but fell to long-time NDP MLA Keith Goulet.


McKay also ran unsuccesfully for the Liberals in a 1998 by-election in the Athabasca constituency against the NDP’s Buckley Belanger.