Saturday, September 27, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Libertarian Party candidate Kevin Stricker is standing for election in the riding of Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar.

Born in Saskatoon, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003, with a B.Sc. with Great Distinction in Computer Science; he received a University Medal in Science. Having worked for several area businesses, this is his first political run. A longtime member of Fair Vote Canada, he currently serves on the Libertarian Party’s ethics committee.

Wikinews contacted Kevin, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

The riding includes southwest Saskatoon and area, including rural areas Biggar, Rosetown and Delisle. First elected in 2000, Conservative MP Carol Skelton announced she would not be seeking re-election, and was shuffled out of her Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification cabinet posts.

Winning the Conservative nomination in the riding is acclaimed Mayor of Waldheim Kelly Block, who is joined by Stricker, Amber Jones (Green), Roy Bluehorn (Liberal), Nettie Wiebe (NDP), Marcel Leon Bourassa (Christian Heritage), and independent Rick Barsky.

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

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