The writ has dropped and now Saskatchewan’s election campaign swings into high gear.
For several months, candidates from all parties have been behind the scenes, setting up offices and working with volunteers. Now, all of that work ramps up.
In Regina University constituency, at the office of Tina Beaudry-Mellor for the Saskatchewan Party, she is amazed at the people willing to give up their time during a campaign.
“You can work as hard as you want to work, but when people get off work, change their clothes and come and door-knock with you for two hours, that is pretty tremendous.”
It is a sentiment echoed by the NDP’s Carla Beck in Regina Lakeview.
“It is so humbling to have people here willing to volunteer, willing to take signs.”
The phones are now ringing, the lawn signs are out and the billboards are going up.
Vote day is April 4.