With October on the wane we are just about two years away from an election. Which election you say? Well, two of them nearly back to back actually. The next municipal Election Day in Saskatchewan is Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The next provincial Election Day is Thursday, November 5th, 2020. This situation is a perfect example of a conundrum, ie, a confusing and difficult problem that is difficult to deal with, a quandary, a dilemma. Having two elections that close is bad for both for obvious reasons. What made me think of it this week is an article I read about how the provincial parties are starting to line up their ducks, so to speak, meaning nominating candidates in each constituency. It’s different at the municipal level where I’m sure we will be well into 2020 before we know who may or not be running in the fall civic election. As a matter of fact, it’s possible we may not know until well into 2021 considering the province has floated the idea of extending the municipal term to 5 years and moving the civic election to October, 2021. This possibility doesn’t sit well with some current civic politicians while others shrug their shoulders and say ‘whatever’. The provincial government calls the shots and they can move either election back if they so choose. We, the people, don’t really care, do we? At least the silent majority doesn’t. The province will make up its mind which goes where when they decide, which I’ll bet will be soon now as the parties ramp up their election machinery.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.