With the federal election just one month away, you’d expect candidates from all the parties, especially the major ones, to be busy reaching out to voters given the limited time available.
But in Brandon-Souris as of Sept. 18, neither the Liberals nor the NDP had nominated a candidate to run in the riding that spans a large area from the Saskatchewan border in the west to Pilot Mound in the east, and from the US border to a line that roughly follows the Trans Canada Highway.
The slate of candidates so far in Brandon-Souris is:
Conservative: Larry Maguire, Brandon
Liberal: no candidate
NDP: no candidate
Green Party: Bill Tiessen, Crystal City
Christian Heritage Party: Rebecca Hein, Crystal City
People’s Party of Canada: Rob Lussier, Brandon
Prospective candidates have until Sept. 30 to submit their nominations. On October 2, Elections Canada will reveal the final list of official candidates.
Advance voting is available for four days over the Thanksgiving long weekend, Oct. 11 to 14.
Election day is Monday, Oct. 21.
The Virden Empire-Advance will follow the campaign and the candidates with a particular focus on the race in Brandon-Souris. On Oct. 11, watch for a special edition of the newspaper that will contain profiles of all candidates in the riding.
On election night, as results come in, our editorial team will bring you the numbers and the stories on Facebook, Twitter, and our website: www.empireadvance.ca as well as an election wrap up in the Oct. 25 print edition.
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