Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says COVID-19 shutdowns are not necessary

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REGINA — Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe says he believes the province can avoid a return to sector-wide shutdowns in the face of rising COVID-19 cases linked to gatherings.

Moe is campaigning today in Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon ahead of Monday's provincial vote.

Moe says despite a recent spike in COVID-19 numbers he believes health officials can get the spread under control within existing restrictions for businesses.

He says officials will hand out fines to people who flout public health advice.

The Saskatchewan Party leader encouraged supporters to vote today in the last day of advance polls being open.

Elections Saskatchewan says in the first three days more than 119,000 people voted early, more than in the past ten general elections.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2020.

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