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The long roads to election: Candidates traverse distance and demographics in enormous northern Sask. riding – CBC
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 25, 2019140 Views
Saskatchewan swing riding with a history of close results
Sep 25, 2019
Georgina Jolibois stands by a dirt road in the northern Saskatchewan community of Weyakwin, waiting for two young boys to get their grandmother from a nearby house. A freshly-painted sign on the home features the family name Lavalee.
Jolibois is the incumbent NDP candidate for the Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River riding in the upcoming federal election. She is among five candidates who face the challenge of getting elected in a riding where concerns range from preventing Indigenous youth suicides, creating economic development and preserving Indigenous languages to lumber tariffs, crop exports, the carbon tax and the limits of legal gun ownership.
The geography in the riding is vast, the types of communities diverse.