Friesen wins PPC shooting contest earns debate spot

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Wildlife Federation disavows People’s Party shooting contest Conservation officers to get carbines beginning in April ‘Brass-knuckle campaign’ expected in lead-up to federal election: expert Mark Friesen will represent the People’s Party of Canada at a federal election debate in Saskatoon next week after defeating fellow candidate Guto Penteado in a shooting match.The contest was held at a private home — the party isn’t saying where — after the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation put the kibosh on plans to use its shooting range east of the city.Friesen’s five rounds, fired over a distance of about 60 yards, earned him 34 points while Penteado shot a total of 32 points, the latter’s campaign manager said in an email Tuesday night.SWF past president Robert Freberg told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix neither Friesen nor Penteado held memberships or asked permission to hold the event, which did not align with the federation’s mandate.Maxime Bernier’s new political party is one of four federal parties confirmed to participate in the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce’s “Name Your Warrior” debate set for Sept. 10.According to the business advocacy organization, the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party and the Green Party of Canada have also pledged to send candidates to the event.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.As of Wednesday morning, the Liberal Party and the Bloc Québécois, which has never run a candidate outside Quebec, had yet to confirm their plans to attend the debate at the Broadway Theatre.The Conservatives currently hold 10 of the 14 federal electoral districts in Saskatchewan, only a few of which are expected to be in play when Canadians go to the polls late next month.One of those is in Saskatoon. Saskatoon West, which is held by the NDP’s Sheri Benson, is expected to be a tight race between the incumbent and Conservative challenger Brad Redekopp.The debate is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Admission is free but registration is [email protected]/macphersonaRelated

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