Justin Trudeau visits North Battleford ahead of federal byelection

Justin Trudeau is visiting North Battleford this evening in advance of the Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection next week.

Prime minister attending a meet-and-greet for Battlefords-Lloydminster Liberal candidate

Trudeau is visiting Saskatchewan to endorse a Liberal candidate in the byelection, but CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier says support for Conservatives in the riding is strong and unlikely to flip. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

The prime minister is making a visit to Saskatchewan today.

Justin Trudeau is visiting North Battleford this evening in advance of next week's byelection in the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding. He will be attending a meet-and-greet for Liberal candidate Larry Ingram at the Dekker Centre at 7 p.m.

Longtime MP Gerry Ritz retired in October, leaving the seat up for grabs.

Other candidates in the riding are Rosemarie Ashley Falk with the Conservative Party of Canada, Matt Fedler with the New Democratic Party, Yvonne Potter-Pihach with the Green Party of Canada, and independent Ken Finlayson.

Voters in North Battleford head to the polls Dec. 11.

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Ashleigh Mattern

Ashleigh Mattern is a web writer and reporter with CBC Saskatoon, and an associate producer with Saskatoon Morning. She has been working as a journalist since 2007 and joined CBC in 2017. Email: ashleigh.mattern@cbc.ca

With files from Ted Deller