March 28, 2016 10:54 am

Saskatchewan election enters home stretch

One week until voters in Saskatchewan head to the polls for the provincial election.

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REGINA – Campaign promises have been made, political leaders have faced off in a debate and now the Saskatchewan election is in the home stretch. The final week of the 27-day campaign is starting.

Advance voting takes place from March 29 to April 2 and election day is April 4.

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Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall says his party will focus on making sure that its supporters head to the polls.

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Wall says they’re going to have a massive get out the vote campaign.

He continued to reiterate his party’s campaign theme that they are the ones who will keep the province’s economy strong.

Wall says Saskatchewan had the worst job creation record in Canada under the former NDP government.

He also says the Saskatchewan Party is building new hospitals, new schools and new long-term care facilities.

NDP Leader Cam Broten says he believes people are getting more engaged as the campaign enters the final week.

Broten says his party is fired up and the plan is to keep campaigning hard by hitting the doorsteps. He will be taking part in a town hall meeting in Regina Monday morning.

Over the weekend, Broten promised to establish a Ministry of Northern Saskatchewan, as well as hire more mental health workers for the region and establish an air ambulance base there.

He also pledged to reduce electricity rates for northern residents and businesses and improve cell coverage and broadband Internet.

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