The next provincial election is scheduled to be held on or before October 28th of next year. Ahead of the election, the political parties across the province are putting their slates of candidates in place.  

Here in Weyburn, the incumbent is Dustin Duncan. We asked if he would be running in the next election. 

“That’s what I’m planning to do,” Duncan said. “We’ll go through a process to formally put forward (my name) in terms of being the nominated candidate. It is a little more than a year away, but that goes by pretty quickly.” 

Currently the MLA for the riding of Weyburn-Big Muddy, he will be running in the riding of Weyburn-Bengough. The riding will no longer include the communities of Radvile, Minton or Lake Alma. It will include Bengough, Ogema, Pangman, Milestone, Yellow Grass, Lang and Sedley.  

While the election is anticipated to be held on the regularly scheduled date, barring a federal campaign at the same time, there are some who are speculating about an earlier request by Premier Scott Moe to have the Lieutenant Governor call an election. This comes after the cabinet shuffle in the past week, something the Saskatchewan Party has done in past years in the months leading up to an election.  

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