Dundurn – 2008
May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
Look at the participation rate for the rural voters in this riding:
|Green||1801 (7%)||524 (5%)|
|Liberal||4518 (16%)||991 (9%)|
|NDP||7602 (28%)||2274 (21%)|
|Conservative||13473 (49%)||7274 (66%)|
|Total||27394 (61%)||11063 (74%)|
The vote as a graph:
And the map:
This riding is different in a couple of ways. First, there’s a lot of Liberal vote that could put the NDP within shouting distance. It also should be union territory – given all the potash mines. Many of the workers live in the city quadrant.
Finally, Lynne Yelich is a very likable and community minded. The right kind of candidate does make a difference, particularly one who doesn’t go out of their way to alienate people. If they do create a donut rural riding around Saskatoon, I hope Yelich runs.