Parties & Leaders
Get the inside scoop on the political parties and the people who would run Saskatchewan, as we bring you profiles of the major party leaders, as well as in-depth looks at the parties themselves, their policies, and their chances this election.
The New Democratic PartyLorne Calvert
Lorne Calvert is running on a record that includes job growth and surging provincial revenues.
Saskatchewan PartyParty Leader: Brad Wall
Brad Wall says after 16 years, the NDP government is tired and old and doesn't deserve another chance.
Liberal Party of SaskatchewanParty Leader: David Karwacki
After being shut out of the 2003 election, David Karwacki is trying to win some Liberal seats.
Green Party of SaskatchewanParty Leader: Sandra Finley
Looking for a breakthrough in 2007, the Green Party of Saskatchewan is running candidates in 48 constituencies.
Saskatchewan Marijuana PartyParty Leader: Nathan Holowaty
Saskatoon resident Nathan Holowaty says he would like to live in a world where people aren't afraid to smoke pot.
Progressive Conservative Party of SaskatchewanParty Leader: Rick Swenson
After being on virtual life-support in the last provincial election, the Progressive Conservatives hope to do better in 2007.
Western Independence Party of SaskatchewanParty Leader: John Nesdoly
Nesdoly, 33, is the leader of the WIP of Saskatchewan, which is running candidates in eight constituencies.
- Saskatchewan Party wins majority government
- Only 10 years into its existence as a political force, the Saskatchewan Party will form a majority government and its leader Brad Wall will be the new premier.
- NDP had a 'good run in government'
- A desire for change pushed the NDP out of 16 years of rule in Saskatchewan, but leader Lorne Calvert said the party has no regrets.
- Liberals fail again to elect single MLA
- The third time was not a charm for Liberal Leader David Karwacki, as voters in Saskatoon Meewasin rebuffed his efforts for elected office.
- Shift in urban vote handed seats to Sask. Party
- The seeds of victory were sown in Regina and Saskatoon, where the Saskatchewan Party picked up five seats — but there were gains in other urban areas, too, that helped seal the election win.
- NDP holds on in Regina, but loses 3 seats
- Fortress Regina continued to stand for the NDP when the dust of Wednesday's election had settled, though its foundation was shaken by a trio of Saskatchewan Party wins.