The Liberal Party has named their candidate in the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding.
Larry Ingram is a sheet metal contractor from Turfleford, and has run twice before in provincial elections.
The riding has been held by incumbent MP Gerry Ritz since its creation in 1997, but Ingram says that people in the riding are ready for a change.
“The people of the riding are telling me that it’s time he was not their representative anymore,” Ingram said. “I would say that the biggest thing with the farmers is the sale of the [now defunct] Canadian Wheat Board, and the reality is that there’s no base line price now for the grains. I would also say that the other thing that people in this constituency are upset about is the rail line that did run from North Battleford up through to St. Whalburg. [It] has been abandoned under his time, and rail lines are federal jurisdiction.”
Ingram says his campaign will be based on balancing the budget, funding more education for First Nations and Metis people, and stabilizing prices of grains.
The date of the vote is October 19th.