Glenn Wright, an engineer in the resource industry and agricultural producer, was nominated Sunday to be the NDP’s candidate for Rosetown-Elrose in the next provincial election.
“I’m thrilled to have Glenn on our team,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “He’s passionate about Saskatchewan, and wants to strengthen and stabilize our economy to ensure it delivers real benefits for hard-working people. It’s shocking that after years of resource boom, the Sask. Party has nosedived into deficit this fast. The fact is, they spent, but they didn’t invest. They blew millions on the smart meters fiasco, huge increases in private consultants and the toxic Lean program. Now, facing debt and deficit, the first place they’ve gone to make deep cuts is our hospitals and schools.
“Glenn is a great choice for an MLA because of his priorities – family, hard-work and strong Saskatchewan values like helping your neighbors, leaving a clean environment for our kids and caring for vulnerable people who need our help.”
Wright, his wife Shannon and their three children live on a farm near Delisle. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering. He has worked for Cogema Resources (now Areva) at the McClean Lake uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan, as well as the Cameco McArthur River mine, where he was the chief metallurgist. Since 2012, he has been back at McClean Lake, serving as the mill manager.
“I'm proud to join Cam Broten's team, because it’s time for a government that puts our priorities and our families first,” said Wright. “I support Cam’s vision of a stronger, fairer and greener Saskatchewan, and I’m standing up for his plan to cut the Sask. Party’s waste, put more money in people’s pockets and invest in the health care and education our families all rely on.”
“More and more, people in this area are becoming frustrated that the Sask. Party is taking us for granted. And more people are saying that we just can't afford another four years of the Sask. Party’s misplaced priorities, cuts, privatization and questionable land deals. I agree – the Sask. Party let us down in good times, and we can't trust them in tough times.”