Saskparty firmly in control
The electoral picture in Saskatchewan remains the same as it has for the last six months, with the Saskatchewan Party with a solid lead.
Those are the findings from Mainstreet Research’s latest Ultrapoll, a conglomeration of 10 provincial polls. The poll surveyed 695 Saskatchewanians between March 20th and 22nd 2019. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.72% and is accurate 19 times out of 20.
“Saskatchewan voters’ preference remains stable with a majority of voters saying that they will vote for the Sask Party if an election were held today,” said Joseph Angolano, Vice President of Mainstreet Research. “As has been the case for the last six months, the Sask Party have large leads in the all regions of Saskatchewan.”
Among decided and leaning voters, the Saskatchewan Party led by Scott Moe has 55% (-0.8% since Mainstreet’s January poll), while the NDP with Ryan Meili at the helm has 31.2% (-1.4%). The Liberals with Naveed Anwar have 4.9% (-1%), while Shawn Setyo and the Green Party have 4% (+1.8%).
The survey also asked Saskatchewan voters if they had a favourable view of all four party leaders. Scott Moe - as with the previous three Mainstreet polls - has a strong net positive rating of +18.8%, while Ryan Meili has a negative net rating of -5.8%.
The full poll can be viewed at https://www.scribd.com/ document/403576393/mainstreet-sk-29march2019 Editor:
Cam Dahl, President of Cereals Canada, says Canadian farmers have a sustainability story to tell but they don’t currently have the tools to tell their story in a coherent way. (Article Time for a Code of Practice for grain production, Page 6, March 28 Southwest Booster.)
Maybe the story can’t be told in a coherent way because there is nothing sustainable about modern agriculture. Relying on oil to produce, ship, process and package our food is not sustainable and contributes large amounts of air pollution helping make us sick. Draining wetlands, the kidneys of the Earth, which are essential for cleaning our most valuable resource, water, is not a sustainable practice. Spraying toxic chemicals on our food, wiping out our bee population and polluting our water is not sustainable. Artificially propping up the soil with fertilizer to deal with exhausted soil due to poor practices, which also leaches into our waterways creating algae blooms and toxic conditions, is not sustainability. Destroying biodiversity, natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat is not sustainable.
Modern agriculture has done nothing but destroy the land, air, and water making us all sick. There are sustainable ways of living and producing food, but they are ignored because they don’t pad the wallets of billionaires.
Information about restoration agriculture, permaculture, and food foresting should be part of every conversation that deals with agriculture. We have all the knowledge we need to succeed in building a vibrant sustainable world, but we need to implement it.
The first step is to quit grasping at straws and admitting there is a serious problem, and no amount of technology or wishful thinking is going to change that fact. The change from living as communities in harmony with nature, to living as individuals trying to control nature has been a disaster for everyone. Let’s start a real story of sustainability, health and happiness. What are we waiting for?