During the current campaign there hasn’t been enough aboriginal-related campaign promises to keep people engaged.
This is according to John Lagimodiere, editor of Eagle Feather News, a newspaper focusing on aboriginal topics around the province.
He noted many First Nation communities are singling out the issue of revenue sharing.
“There’s lots of talk from First Nation leaders about the natural resource transfer agreement and the lack of resource revenue sharing,” said Lagimodiere. “You know, it’s out there now and being talked about.”
Brad Wall is promising to change the K-12 school year to start after Labour Day.
The Saskatchewan Party leader made the announcement in Saskatoon on Thursday, saying the change to the school year would come if his party was re-elected.
“The Saskatchewan Party government will move to have all Saskatchewan K-12 students no earlier than the Tuesday following the Labour Day weekend,” said Wall.
Sarah Mills goes behind the scenes at the campaign offices of Sask Party's Bill Hutchinson and NDP's Yens Pedersen.
Two of the candidates in Saskatchewan's political race took time on Wednesday to talk about their thoughts on the debate from the night before at CBC in Regina.
At Wednesday’s Sask. Party announcement, Brad Wall looked back on the last four years as he reminded Saskatchewan farmers what he felt his government had achieved for them.
In front of hundreds of farmers Brad Wall noted changes to crop insurance and flood relief as work his government had done. He did acknowledge there was more to do particularly in new areas.
“Can we look at some very, very specific crop research, crop science research, crop technology,” stated Wall.
NDP candidates and supporters squeezed into a home in Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighbourhood as Dwain Lingenfelter laid out an education plan.
On Wednesday, the NDP leader made a kindergarten to Grade 12 education campaign announcement.
The plan includes full-day kindergarten across the province. Lingenfelter says it would cost $ 84 million over the next four years.
“Research shows the value of full-day kindergarten can be seen very quickly both in home in the child’s development and also literacy rates,” said Lingenfelter.
Leaders of the NDP and Saskatchewan Party went head to head Tuesday night in the election's leader's debate.
But those who tuned in say it wasn't clear whether the NDP's Dwain Lingenfelter or Saskatchewan Party's Brad Wall won.
One man said he was hoping they would talk about some other issues.
“I thought it was rather tame, but one thing that didn’t come up was plans to layoff staff at the health region,” he said.
Though Tuesday night’s debate was just for the main party leaders, the leaders of the Green Party and Liberals joined News Talk Radio on SaskVotes.com for a web-based chat.
“I enjoyed doing it, but I don’t think it’s a substitute. This certainly wouldn’t have reached as many voters as a debate would,” said Liberal leader Ryan Bater who focused in on what he calls a poor spending record for both the NDP and Sask. Party.
As the campaigning continues through the province and with the live leaders’ debate set for Tuesday night, News Talk Radio continues to explore issues throughout the province which effect many people.
For the Moose Jaw north riding one of the issues is tourism.
In recent years, tourism has taken the city by storm. Even on a weekday afternoon in October, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour is packed with tourists.
So going into the election, what does the tourism industry need to thrive?