Saskatchewan NDP use convention to build momentum

Hundreds of Saskatchewan NDP members gathered at their annual convention this weekend to build on the momentum they’ve seen over the past year and discuss plans for strengthening their fight for Saskatchewan people. 

"It was inspiring to see so many energetic people come together to take part in meaningful and important discussions about how we can continue to speak out for Saskatchewan people, hold the Sask. Party to account for their mismanagement, scandal and waste, and keep building together toward the 2020 election," said NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer. "Saskatchewan people know that we can do better than the Sask. Party’s heartless cuts, unfair tax hikes, desperate sell-offs, and New Democrats are ready to fight for it.”

The federal NDP’s new Leader Jagmeet Singh addressed the convention on Friday and delegates also heard from a representative of the new NDP government in British Columbia and had the chance to watch the first debate between Ryan Meili and Trent Wotherspoon in their race to become the next leader. 

In addition to discussing plans in preparation for the next election, New Democrats passed resolutions to strengthen the fight against the Sask. Party’s cuts to education, health care and supports for our most vulnerable and to protect Saskatchewan jobs and our Crown Corporations.

"The message from NDP members is the same as the one we’ve been hearing from people throughout the province," Sarauer said. "The Sask. Party's mismanagement, scandal and waste are hurting families and businesses, we need to keep building the strong and united campaign to fight back and, after the next election, and we need to be ready to deliver on a clear plan for a stronger and fairer Saskatchewan."