APTN Naional News
Incumbent Gerry Ritz has held the riding since 1997. In the 2011 General Election, Ritz won the seat by nearly 10,000 votes.
Ritz holds the position of Minister of Agriculture.
NDP candidate Sandra Arias is a former band councilor in the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and says fighting Bill C-51 was her primary reason for running in federal politics.
Liberal candidate Larry Ingram is a sheet metal contractor, born and raised in Turtleford, Saskatchewan according to the Liberal website. Ingram has served his community for nearly a decade as a local School Board Trustee and a Mervin municipal councilor.
Green candidate Mikaela-Mari Tenkin was born in Edmonton and spent ten years in the United States before moving back to Canada in 2009 according to her party’s website. Mikaela studied at both Trinity Western University and Portland State University where she pursued degrees in art history.