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Nicole Sarauer chosen as NDP’s candidate in Regina Douglas Park

Nicole Sarauer, a well-known pro bono lawyer and Regina Catholic School Board trustee, has been selected to be the NDP’s candidate in Regina Douglas Park.

Sarauer was chosen Thursday night at a contested nomination. NDP Leader Cam Broten said Sarauer is a great choice for the NDP team of candidates, and for families in Regina Douglas Park.

“Nicole exercises her compassion using common sense and a great deal of wisdom,” said Broten. “As a pro bono lawyer and as a school board trustee, her commitment to ensuring everyone is given a fair chance to get ahead and fulfill their potential is fantastic.”

Ted Jaleta will be NDP’s candidate in Regina Coronation Park

Ted Jaleta, a well-known coach, inspirational speaker and volunteer community leader in Regina, will be an NDP candidate in the next provincial election.

Jaleta was nominated Wednesday evening in the constituency of Regina Coronation Park.

“Ted cares deeply about Saskatchewan families, and for years has been absolutely devoted to making Saskatchewan a better place for all people,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who joined Jaleta Wednesday night to welcome him to the team of NDP candidates. “He’s truly an inspiring person, and he’s going to be an incredible MLA.”

Jesse Todd to be New Democrat candidate for Saskatoon Eastview

Jesse Todd was selected Monday to be the New Democratic candidate in Saskatoon Eastview in the next provincial election.

Todd works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and was also the driving force behind Howard’s Law, a new law which created an accessible directory of public buildings containing asbestos. The law is the first of its kind in Canada, and makes Saskatchewan a leader in the prevention of asbestos-related diseases.

“Jesse is great addition to the NDP team,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “By working with him on Howard’s Law, I got to know Jesse as a caring, effective leader who is skilled at building bridges between people and passionate about making everyday life better for people.”

NDP Deputy Leader Trent Wotherspoon nominated in Rosemont

Trent Wotherspoon, the MLA for Regina Rosemont and deputy leader of the official Opposition, will run again in Regina Rosemont in the next provincial election. Wotherspoon was nominated, uncontested, at a joint nomination meeting on Tuesday.

“Trent is an incredible deputy leader, and an absolutely tireless advocate for the people of Regina Rosemont,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination. “He’s consistently fighting for all Saskatchewan people, working for students and better education and holding the government to account on critical issues like this government’s smart meter fiasco. And, he never misses an opportunity to stand up for the people of his own constituency. With issues like the heavy-haul traffic problems on Dewdney, you can bet Trent knocked on every door on that stretch of Dewdney to listen to people, and ask them what change they want and need.”

Warren McCall nominated again in Regina Elphinstone-Centre

Warren McCall will be the NDP’s candidate in Regina Elphinstone-Centre in the next election.

McCall was selected at an uncontested nomination meeting Tuesday evening.

“Warren is a very important member of our team at the legislature, and he plays an incredibly valuable role in Elphinstone-Centre as an advocate and a voice for his community and the families that live there,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting.

Broten introduces legislation to proclaim Buy Local Day

NDP Leader Cam Broten introduced legislation Monday which would proclaim the first Saturday of each month as Buy Local Day.

The bill follows through on Broten’s pledge to support a grassroots movement of Saskatchewan business owners and residents calling for a monthly Buy Local Day in the province.

“This is a common sense way to promote the incredible value of local businesses, to put Saskatchewan first and to create greater economic sustainability in our province” said Broten. “Even just a small shift in how we support local businesses can have a big ripple effect in our communities and our entire economy.”

Internal smart meter report shows government put people at risk

Even the government’s internal investigation – one minister investigating another – shows that this government didn’t consider the consequences for Saskatchewan families of the smart meter fiasco, putting families’ safety, their homes and their money at risk.

The government’s report, which was released Monday, revealed that 359 meters failed – a far cry from the eight this government had previously revealed.

Heather McIntyre chosen as NDP candidate for Regina Pasqua

Heather McIntyre, a life-long Regina resident, will be the NDP’s candidate in Regina Pasqua in the next provincial election.

McIntyre’s nomination was uncontested, confirmed at a nomination meeting Saturday afternoon.

“I'm so pleased to have Heather McIntyre on my team and I know she will make an incredible MLA,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “Heather's family has been directly affected by this government's reckless decision to scrap the Film Employment Tax Credit, which has forced her husband to spend most of the year working on films outside of our province. I know that experience has increased her motivation to ensure that politics is always about people and families doing well.”

Senior health administrators have scathing criticisms of Lean

In question period today, the NDP revealed an internal government document that contains scathing criticisms from senior health administrators about this government's approach to Lean.

The criticisms include:

"Our experience with [John Black and Associates] has been one of lack of respect, tattling on leaders if they question, expecting rigid conformity in a militaristic style, gossiping, and undermining."

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