Broten kicks off writ period Monday

NDP Leader Cam Broten officially kicked off the election period Monday with a launch event just before the writ is to be dropped.

“I’m Cam Broten and I am running to be Premier of Saskatchewan,” he opened at a media event at Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, surrounded by candidates and supporters.

“Now that times are tight, who can you trust to protect health care and education?” Broten asked during his remarks. “Who will make your life more affordable, instead of making their friends and consultants richer?”

Broten pledged that his platform would accomplish three main goals: cutting the Sask. Party’s waste, putting more money in everyday families’ pockets, and fixing and investing in services all people should be able to count on.

While Brad Wall is focused on “keeping” Saskatchewan as it is now, Broten said his vision goes much beyond the Sask. Party’s plan of cuts and struggling with drained bank accounts. It’s a vision, he explained, in which the province is stable and prosperous, and where everyday families benefit from that prosperity – something that didn’t happen over the last eight years.

“Mr. Wall is talking about just keeping what we have now, but that’s not good enough for me. I want to make Saskatchewan stronger. Stronger for middle-class families. Fairer for people working hard to get ahead. Kinder to children starting out, and to grandparents needing care.”

Broten will be at a launch event in Regina Monday evening. He spent the weekend in Craik, Melfort, Tisdale and Prince Albert.