Regina – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada for receiving a second mandate and their strong showing across Saskatchewan and Western Canada in the recent Federal Election.“Agricultural and environmental issues were in the news during this election and APAS appreciated the opportunity to highlight many of the concerns that Canadian farmers face,” said Don Connick, President of APAS. “Western Canadian producers have expressed their confidence in the current government. We look forward to working with all fourteen of our elected MPs to address the issues that are important to our members and their communities.”
The Conservatives won 143 seats nationally, securing nearly 38 percent of the popular vote; including twenty-seven of twenty-eight seats in Alberta; thirteen of fourteen seats in Saskatchewan and nine out of fourteen potential seats in Manitoba.
APAS would especially like to congratulate Conservative MPs: Rob Clarke, Gerry Ritz, Kelly Block, Maurice Vellacott, Randy Hoback, Garry Breitkreuz, Brad Trost, David Anderson, Ed Komarnicki, Andrew Sheer, Ray Boughen, Lynn Yelich, and Tom Lukiski; as well as Ralph Goodale of the Liberal Party. APAS looks forward to working closely with all Saskatchewan MPs to ensure that agriculture remains a top priority.
APAS is the province’s general farm organization, formed to provide farmers and ranchers with a democratically elected, grassroots, non-partisan producer organization based on rural municipal boundaries. As the voice of agriculture in Saskatchewan, APAS represents the views of all agricultural stakeholders in order to form comprehensive policies that benefit all sectors of agriculture.
For more information, please contact:
Don Connick, President
Suite 100-2400 College Avenue, Regina, SK.
Tel: 306-789-7774 (Office); 306-672-8208 (Cell) or email mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org