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.
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:
We are calling on all provincial parties to present platforms that:
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)
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
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)
This document is a quick-view guide to what the parties' platforms and announcements contain compared to the needs and fixes we've identified.
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)
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 focus remains constant (Editorial in Yorkton This Week)
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)