Political roundup in Saskatchewan, now that the federal by-election is over

(Photo credit: myself.)

On Tuesday, I tuned in to some of the coverage of that Alabama Senate election night, and just like I said before, I got all jealous again about all these reporters covering American politics and all its craziness.

But then I remembered that I covered Battlefords-Lloydminster federal by-election results the night before in Lloydminster (the landslide winner was Rosemarie Falk); plus, I had covered a big Liberal rally the previous Thursday in North Battleford that featured Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I even shot video of some of it, below:

In fact, I’ve had lots of opportunities to cover politics this past month — whether it has been campaign office openings or visits by federal cabinet ministers, or the Sask Party leadership debate held in a howling blizzard in North Battleford, or interviews with provincial leadership hopefuls like Ken Cheveldayoff or Trent Wotherspoon. Plus, I did another update on the two leadership races a couple of weeks later when Cheveldayoff showed up again.

But the big highlight was really the Trudeau rally, as it is not very often that you have a sitting Prime Minister showing up here to campaign. That was the most exciting thing to happen around here since that Maclean’s magazine article came out about the city’s crime problems.

The Trudeau event was certainly a morale-boost to the local Liberals, but nothing more. In fact, the Liberals did even worse here than last time, finishing with only about ten percent of the vote!

The other thing going on over the past couple of weeks was city budget deliberations that were held on multiple nights at City Hall. That chewed up a massive amount of my time, so it really has been a hectic several weeks.

It is definitely time to slow down as the Christmas break approaches. Moreover, I really do need to rest up now, because I am in for another heavy stretch of news here again in January.