SUMA’s 2016 Provincial Election Advocacy Hub

 

This page is dedicated to providing you with information on SUMA’s advocacy campaign during the 28th Provincial General Election. Here you will find information on the key issues we’ll be raising (in various forms), links to social media platforms, and recent articles relating to the issues we are championing. Please check back often, as this page will be updated throughout the course of the election campaign until after the election on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Campaign Overview 

For the 2016 Provincial Election Campaign, SUMA has identified two key issues that we will be discussing in a variety of forums throughout the campaign:

  1. Municipal Revenue Sharing (funding for operational expenses)
  2. Infrastructure Funding (funding for capital expenses)

We are calling on all provincial parties to present platforms that:

  • commit to a permanent municipal revenue sharing agreement; and
  • commit to a Made-in-Saskatchewan infrastructure program that is permanent, long-term, sustainable, and predictable.

Important Resources from SUMA

 


Backgrounders

These documents explain the key issues SUMA is highlighting in this campaign. Review these carefully to ensure you understand the issues. 
Municipal Issues Backgrounder
Municipal Issues Info Card

Letters to the Editor Templates

These Word documents are provided for you to personalize with your municipality's information and send to your local newspaper(s). We will be focusing our advocacy work on our two main issues for a week each, so your letters would be best sent so they publish in the weeks noted below.
Revenue sharing (week of March 14)
Infrastructure (week of March 21)

Letters to the Candidates Template

This Word document is another one for you to personalize on behalf of your municipality. When it is personalized, you can send a copy to each candidate in your riding.
Municipal issues letter to candidates

Questions for Political Debates

The following debate questions have been prepared for you to use at any local candidate debates in your community. There there are questions covering the issues outlined in the Municipal Issues Backgrounder, including some context. Feel free to personalize the questions with issues from your municipality.
Word version (personalizable)
PDF version (easy to download and print)

Platform Grid

This document is a quick-view guide to what the parties' platforms and announcements contain compared to the needs and fixes we've identified.
Platform Grid

President's Update

As the campaign progresses, members should watch their email for updates from SUMA President Debra Button.
February 4 President's Update (SUMA's Provincial Election Advocacy)
February 29 President's Update (Launching Phase Two)
April 7 President's Update (Campaign Wrap Up)

 

Amplify Our Voice

Throughout the election campaign, we encourage you to share and retweet our social media content. We’ve also included a list of suggested hashtags to ensure our messages spread as widely as possible — and especially to those who need to see them.

SUMA Social Media Platforms

Facebook
Twitter
 

Suggested Hashtags

#skvotes
#skpoli
#skmuni
#Infrastructure
#MunRevenueSharing
#QualityOfLife

 

In the News


February 2016

SUMA focus remains constant (Editorial in Yorkton This Week)

 

March 2016

SUMA calls for commitment to permanent revenue sharing and infrastructure funding (Media release)
SUMA calls on all parties to commit to permanent municipal revenue sharing (Media release)
SUMA challenges all parties for Saskatchewan solution (CBC Saskatoon article)
Sask. Party promises continued revenue sharing (Moose Jaw Times-Herald article)
Broten reacts to revenue sharing (Moose Jaw Times-Herald article)
SUMA calls for permanent Made-in-Saskatchewan infrastructure program (Media release)
SUMA has wish for whatever party wins April 4 Saskatchewan election (620 CKRM article)
What municipalities want (Leader-Post article)
 

 

Other Online Resources

Provincial party websites:
Green Party of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Liberal Party
Saskatchewan's New Democrats
Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party
Saskatchewan Party