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||Dick Proctor |
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|Proctor has the edge in this seat but it is not going to be a walk in the park. The key will be how the City of Moose Jaw votes (approx 45% of the riding). Moose Jaw has been and NDP stronghold but the NDP vote has been slipping the city of late If the CA can capture it they can win the seat. The Regina portion (approx 45%) of the riding should remain NDP and the rural potion (approx 10%) will remain stay Reform/CA|
|Former Regina Mayor and former federal PC MP and Minister Larry Schneider has announced his intention to run as a Liberal in Pallister.|
Larry has been a somewhat lonely and pathetic character around regina since getting caught in the Tory massacre of 1993. By running as a Liberal, however, he ensures a relatively strong Liberal vote in Palliister, which will benefit the NDP.
In a straight on race against the Canadian Reform Alliance Party, Dick Proctor (who, as a sports reporter was the first to refer to "the Great Gretzky") might have been vulnerable. Schneider ensures a strong Liberal presence -- and a right-wing Liberal presence at that.
It will be just like 1997, where the Liberal candidate was Tony Merchant, who more recently has been up before the ethics committee of the Law Society for some of his more questionable tactics in recruiting residential school litigants.
In a Liberal -- NDP contest, the CRAPatistas will be also rans.
|One of the few McDonuts to actually succeed at being subversive as opposed to self-righteous, Dick Proctor was immortalized by eavesdropping A-G Andy Scott straight out of cabinet. Whether that includes *electoral* immortality, we'll have to see--especially as the Andy Scott affair's a bit in the past. I'll stop a hair from a Proctor prediction, if only because he's less dead-cert than his Regina neighbours.|
|Scneider has lost the Liberal nomination to complete unknown. How this affects the race is unclear, but I still think Dick has a slight edge.|
|Too close. The complete collapse of the Tory vote (1%??) leaves the NDP a distant third behind the Alliance province-wide. Can they hang on here?|
|Don Findlay has been been running a stick-to-the-message campaign. The ground war has been going well, especially in Moose Jaw and the rural. The Liberal/NDP have been distributing distorted missives in mailboxes.They'll split the vote with CA walking up the middle.|
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