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Kathleen O’Reilly is the NDP candidate for Regina Northeast

Associate university professor, bestselling author and Regina Public School Board trustee Kathleen O’Reilly was chosen Monday to be the New Democrat candidate for Regina Northeast the next provincial election.

“Kathleen is passionate about building a province in which everyone has the opportunities and tools to reach their full potential,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “That means a strong education system with supports for all students when they need them. That means it should be easier to get started in Saskatchewan, with more affordability for families. And it means that people should have more support and more choice as they age in this province, including high quality care when they need it.

“After a decade of resource boom, Saskatchewan families should have these advantages. It’s time for government spending to match people’s priorities.”

New Democrats select Melfort teacher as candidate

Linsey Thornton, a high school teacher and father of three, was chosen by New Democrats Saturday to be the NDP candidate for Melfort in the next provincial election.

“When it comes to supports for students in classrooms, highway repairs and the quality of care we offer seniors, Melfort families should be benefitting more from Saskatchewan’s prosperity,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “Linsey is ready to speak up for fairness for Melfort, and speak up at the Legislature as a strong advocate for the people in his community.”

Aleana Young will be the NDP candidate in Regina University

Regina Public School Board trustee Aleana Young has been chosen by New Democrats in Regina University to be their candidate in the next provincial election.

“Aleana is a fantastic candidate, especially because of her deep belief that Saskatchewan can be so much better for everyday families, students and seniors,” said Cam Broten, Leader of Saskatchewan’s New Democrats. “After a decade of resource wealth, we should have the best education system in the nation. But, because this government has neglected education and wasted our resource wealth elsewhere, our kids are left with crowded classrooms and run down schools. Students have faced serious cuts to educational assistant help, and as the number of new Canadians in classrooms grows, the government has cut English as an Additional Language supports.

“I know we can do better. I know Saskatchewan’s kids deserve better. And, I know Aleana is passionate about fighting for the right solutions.”

Tanya Dunn-Pierce chosen as NDP candidate in Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood

Tanya Dunn-Pierce has been chosen by New Democrats in the Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood constituency to be their candidate in the next election.

“Tanya is going to be a fantastic MLA,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting Thursday evening. “She’s been an effective force in her community work – building opportunities for families to access health care services, affordable housing and opportunity. As an MLA, she’s going to be an advocate who gets things done for the people of Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood, and for all Saskatchewan families.”

Regina Lakeview New Democrats nominate Carla Beck

Carla Beck, assistant executive director of a Regina women’s shelter and elected trustee for the Regina Public School Board, will be the New Democrats’ candidate in Regina Lakeview for the next provincial election.

Beck was nominated Tuesday at a contested nomination meeting.

“Through her volunteer work, her service to the school board and her career as a social worker, Carla has already contributed so much as a community leader,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination. “The Legislature and Lakeview families will benefit from her expertise, dedication and compassion, and I’m so pleased to welcome her to the team of NDP candidates.

New Democrats nominate Zaigham Kayani

New Democrats in the Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland constituency have chosen journalist and business owner Zaigham Kayani to be their candidate in the next provincial election.

Kayani, who is also president of the Pakistan Canada Cultural Association, was nominated Monday at a nomination meeting at St. Paul’s United Church.

“Zaigham is passionate about ensuring all people have the building blocks that give them a chance to fulfill their potential and really get ahead – starting with a strong education and excellent, accessible health care,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting. “For me, politics isn’t just about the province doing well, it’s about people doing well. That’s a mission I know Zaigham is committed to, and his belief that all people deserve a fair chance at success is one of the motivations that will make him an excellent MLA.”

Saskatoon Meewasin selects Nicole White as NDP candidate

Nicole White has been nominated by New Democrats in Saskatoon Meewasin to be their candidate in the next provincial election.


“Nicole is a true community champion and will make a great MLA for the people of Saskatoon Meewasin,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “Throughout her career and her volunteer work, she’s been absolutely tireless about making our city and our province a better place for everyone to live. She’s already been widely recognized throughout Saskatchewan for her work and the determination and compassion she brings to it, and I look forward to all that she will accomplish as an MLA.”


Michael Karras will be NDP’s candidate in Saskatoon Southeast

Vice-principal and special education teacher Michael Karras has been chosen by New Democrats in the Saskatoon Southeast constituency to be their candidate in the next provincial election.

"I’m so pleased to welcome Michael to the team of New Democrat candidates," said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who spoke at Sunday’s Saskatoon Southeast nomination meeting. "He’s devoted his life to Saskatchewan’s future, through his work as a teacher, through his volunteer work and, of course, as a dad. His future-focused attitude and his commitment to stand up for what matters to Saskatchewan people today will make Michael a strong representative for Saskatoon Southeast families."

Regina Rochdale chooses Brett Estey to be NDP candidate

New Democrats living in Regina Rochdale in the city’s northwest have selected Brett Estey to be their NDP candidate in the next provincial election.

NDP Leader Cam Broten attended the nomination meeting to welcome Estey to the team.

"Brett grew up in Rochdale, he lives here and he will be a strong voice for the families in the community," said Broten. "With a huge passion for giving young people in the Rochdale area the opportunities they deserve, Brett is going to be a tireless fighter for improving education."

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