Incumbent Ed Komarnicki, Conservative candidate for Souris-Moose Mountain, opened his campaign office in Weyburn last week and is now on the road campaigning.
"My sign crew and I placed roadside signs throughout the constituency and opened our campaign offices in both Weyburn and Estevan. Our communications system is set up and fully functional," said Komarnicki.
"We are now fully in campaign mode. So far public reaction to the Conservative Party and myself as Conservative candidate has been quite favourable. I have had the opportunity to do some mainstreeting and a chance to meet the public to really get a feel for the issues that are important to them."
Komarnicki said that coalition talk or other arrangements between the Bloc, NDP and Liberal parties is not being well received and many do not like the idea of the parties joining together to force an election without even voting on the budget.
"The view I'm hearing so far is that this is an unnecessary and costly election that is being used to test flight Ignatieff as leader and to try and topple our government by a coalition," said Komarnicki.
"So far each of the leaders from the Bloc, NDP and Liberal parties has said they would not support a re-introduced budget. Given that we plan to reintroduce our budget, we have to win a majority to get it passed," said Komarnicki.
"A coalition of the left, in my view, would be very costly and detrimental to a recovering economy. They will spend on a grand scale and will end up raising taxes, something we don't want and don't need in Souris-Moose Mountain."
"We need to maintain and continue with our economic growth by keeping taxes low and creating jobs. That's what Canadians want, that's what constituents in Souris-Moose Mountain want and we must see this happen by electing a majority government."