Saskatchewan fat ladies not yet singing
One riding still worth following is Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, the riding formerly held by Jeremy Harrison of the Conservatives in Saskatchewan. Having led throughout the night with just a few polls left to report, it looked like Harrison was going to hang on to his seat. But the last poll to report changed all that. Says Harrison:
"Even the last poll, somehow it took three-and-a-half hours to count the last poll and lo and behold, it was nearly 100 per cent turnout, all of which went Liberal, just enough votes to go over the top. So we're really concerned. These are the kinds of things that happen in banana republics, not in our country."The official results show Gary Merasty of the Liberals winning with 10,237 votes compared to Harrison's 10,131, a difference of only 136 votes. Something stinks. I hope Jeremy pulls this off.