Overwhelming 98 per cent approval vote for Broten

Cam Broten has overwhelming support from New Democrats in Saskatchewan, winning 98 per cent of the ballots on a leadership review vote.

The annual leadership review was conducted as a secret ballot vote, and was held Saturday morning at the NDP convention in Regina. The vote is a requirement of the Saskatchewan NDP constitution.

“The unity behind Cam is awesome, and the mood this weekend is incredible,” said Theresa Sabourin, president of Saskatchewan’s New Democrats. “This convention is really reflective of a growing feeling of excitement about Cam, and about better leadership for Saskatchewan families. Better schools. Better seniors care homes. A government that listens, and understands that the cost of living for everyday families matters.

“It’s clear that’s what Cam’s about, and people are responding to that hope for an even better Saskatchewan.”

Broten addressed the convention before the leadership review vote with about 475 people in the room. 

The Sask. Party holds similar leadership reviews. In 2010, Brad Wall received about 80 per cent of his party’s vote. In 2014, his party refused to release the results of the vote.