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Meet the Candidates: Mark Skagen for Cypress-Hills Grasslands

A life time of experience, and a life time of growth has helped form Mark Skagen's political stance
Maverick Candidate
Mark Skagen is the Maverick Party candidate for the Cypress-Hills Grasslands riding. staff reached out to the candidates in all of Saskatchewan's ridings with a universal questionnaire.
We will be publishing these results in order they were received.

Name: Mark Skagen

Age: 65 years young

Running for: Maverick Party

Profession: Retired

Currently residing in (city or neighbourhood): Tompkins, SK

Previous political experience: None

Who is your political hero?


What inspired you to enter the election race?

Our grandchildren

What topics are most important to you in this federal election?

Western Representation

Are you concerned about the short campaign time line for this election?

Not having opportunity to actually engage with everybody.

What supports, if any, do you feel are needed to help businesses and residents with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic?

For the government to get out of their way!

What, if any, agricultural federal programs and initiatives do you feel are necessary to help support farmers and ranchers in this year's conditions?

Not much we can do for this year, however I ‘d like to see income averaging and income splitting, along with some water projects for the future.

Is there an issue that people are focusing too much?

Strategic voting

Is there an issue that doesn’t get enough attention?

Provincial Autonomy

Why did you choose to run for your particular party?

The core values are the same as my own.

What is the biggest issue facing your party’s chance at success?

Habitual voters

How will you engage and encourage young voters to participate in this election?

By giving them a glimpse of the future the could have.

What is your party’s leader’s biggest flaw?

He’s too good looking!

Once elected, your job is to represent your entire riding. How do you plan on representing individuals who didn’t vote for you?

The exact same way as those who did vote for me.

What informs your political stance? What books, publications, relationships or experiences?

A life time of experience, a life time of growth

What local project or service would you advocate for more federal spending?

Rural renewal

What is something people don’t know about you?

I love fishing.

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