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Total Failure at Saskatchewan Party Convention

Monday, 17 November 2008

"This year's Sk Party convention resolutions -- even those focused on
traditional conservative issues such as property rights, the gun
registry and big game draws -- are rather banal. A few might even be
mistaken for NDP resolutions."
Murray Mandryk, Saskatchewan News NetworkPublished: Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Among the resolutions that were defeated was ... a proposal to send
a reference case to the Supreme Court of Canada on the federal
firearms registry and a resolution to set up a list of people not
eligible to possess firearms."
James Wood, The StarPhoenixPublished: Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Saskatchewan Party local Saskatoon-Meewasin Constituency
Association's attempt to pass three resolutions related to the
Firearms Act and property Rights at the Saskatchewan Party Convention
met with total, abject failure Saturday afternoon.

With our three resolution we went zero-for-three - SOL.

We did not even come close.
Our best vote on the Convention floor was 40%.
Some of the comments made in opposition to our resolutions sounded as
if we were in an NDP meeting.

As Mr. Mandryk says in his article,
"There's a lesson in all this for Saskatchewan Party delegates ... ."

We learned the hard way that we need to do a LOT more basic preparation.
We learned to our chagrin that when a raking party member casually
mentions that they "have some concerns" that they have done everything
possible to torpedo our efforts.
We learned that when an MLA says that he "has some reservations" that
we have been blown completely out of the water.

We lost a battle, but not the war.
We will be back next year - older but wiser,
and MUCH better prepared.

As General MacArthur said, "We shall return!"


Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS