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NDP Leader Ryan Meili announces his Shadow Cabinet

NDP CAUCUS TEAM

Ryan Meili [MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin]: Leader of the Official Opposition; Critic for Executive Council; Office of the Premier; Intergovernmental Affairs; Francophone Affairs.

Carla Beck [MLA for Regina Lakeview]: Deputy Leader; Critic for Education; Early Learning and Childcare; Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation; Agriculture; SGI.

Buckley Belanger [MLA for Athabasca]: Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations; Highways and Infrastructure; Energy and Resources.

Danielle Chartier [MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale]: Critic for Health; Seniors; Status of Women.

David Forbes [MLA for Saskatoon Centre]: Caucus Chair; Critic for Ethics and Democracy; Environment; Forestry; Diversity, Equality, and Human Rights.

Warren McCall [MLA for Regina Elphinstone-Centre]: Deputy House Leader; Critic for Tourism Saskatchewan; Innovation; Central Services; SaskTel; Parks, Culture and Sport; Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation; Public Service Commission; Provincial Capital Commission; Sask. Builds.

Vicki Mowat [MLA for Saskatoon Fairview]: Critic for Jobs; Trade and Export Development; Immigration; Career Training; Housing.

Nicole Rancourt [MLA for Prince Albert Northcote]: Critic for SaskEnergy; Municipal Relations; Provincial Disaster Assistance Program; Labour Relations and Workplace Safety; Workers' Compensation Board.  

Nicole Sarauer [MLA for Regina Douglas Park]: House Leader; Critic for Justice; Corrections and Policing; Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. 

Cathy Sproule [MLA for Saskatoon Nutana]: Whip; Critic for Finance; SaskPower; Water Security Agency; SaskWater; Crown Investments Corporation; Global Transportation Hub; Economy; Provincial Secretary.

Doyle Vermette [MLA for Cumberland]: Deputy Whip; Critic for Northern Saskatchewan; Associate Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations.

Trent Wotherspoon[MLA for Regina Rosemont]: Chair of Public Accounts; Critic for Advanced Education; Social Services; Community-Based Organizations; Child and Youth Wellbeing; Associate Critic for Education; Associate Critic for the Economy.

Hebert to represent NDP in Kindersley by-election

Kindersley – Travis Hebert was nominated tonight to be Saskatchewan NDP candidate for the Kindersley by-election.   
“The Sask. Party’s heartless cuts are making life more difficult for Saskatchewan people,” said Hebert. “I have seen friends and classmates at university make decisions no one should have to make, like whether to pay for books or food.”
Hebert grew up in Kindersley, attending Westberry Elementary School and Kindersley Composite School before graduating from Rosthern Junior College. He went on the attend the University of Saskatchewan, pursuing a Double Honours in Political Studies and Sociology. Hebert has deep roots in Kindersley having spent time working at the Kindersley Inn, Luseland Bible Camp, Dairy Queen, the Mediterranean Coliseum, and being a referee for local hockey games.
Hebert is the President of the Arts & Science Students’ Union, which oversees the affairs of 10,000 U of S students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science. In addition, he has volunteered with and helped raise funds for several community organizations, including Habitat For Humanity, CHEP Good Food, and the Student Wellness Initiative Towards Community Health.
 
“Travis brings energy, passion and commitment to everything he does,” said NDP Interim Leader Nicole Sarauer. “Travis is a fresh voice for positive change.”
You can find out more about Travis, donate to his campaign, sign up to volunteer or pledge your vote on his website at: www.saskndp.ca/hebert

Schroeder to represent NDP in upcoming Melfort by-election

New Democrats selected Lorne Schroeder to be their candidate in the upcoming by-election in Melfort.   

“The Sask. Party’s heartless cuts are making life more difficult for Saskatchewan people,” said Schroeder. “This by-election is an opportunity for the people of this constituency to send a clear message that the Sask. Party needs to stop making Saskatchewan people pay the price for their mismanagement.”

Schroeder is an organic beef farmer near LeRoy where he lives with his wife Theresa. They have five children and ten grandchildren. Schroeder has always been very active in the community. He served one term as the Reeve for the RM of Leroy, he serves on the board of the Farmer Direct Co-op and he has previously served as the LeRoy School Board Chair, on the LeRoy Credit Union board, LeRoy Ball club, curling club and Kinsmen Club.

“Lorne has deep roots in the community and he is a strong voice for rural Saskatchewan,” said NDP Interim Leader Nicole Sarauer. “Lorne is passionate about seeing everyone succeed and will speak out for everyone whose lives have been made more difficult by the Sask. Party’s heartless cuts.”

You can find out more about Lorne, donate to his campaign, pledge your vote or sign up to volunteer on his website at: http://www.saskndp.ca/schroeder

Rumpel to represent NDP in upcoming Swift Current by-election

New Democrats selected Stefan Rumpel to be their candidate in the upcoming by-election in Swift Current.   

“The Sask. Party’s heartless cuts to our hospitals and classrooms are hurting Saskatchewan People” said Rumpel. “This by-election is an opportunity for the people of this constituency to send a clear message that the Sask. Party needs to stop making Saskatchewan people pay the price for their mismanagement.”

Rumpel is a teacher at Swift Current Comprehensive High School and artist who is deeply involved in his community.  He has volunteered on the Chautauqua Theatre Festival organizing committee, served on the Saskatchewan Drama Association board and is the owner and manager of Swift Current Improvisational Theatre.

“Stefan is deeply rooted in his community and is a strong voice for education,” said NDP Interim Leader Nicole Sarauer. “As a teacher Stefan sees the impacts of the Sask. Party’s heartless cuts to our classrooms every day.”

You can find out more about Lorne, donate to his campaign, pledge your vote or sign up to volunteer on his website at:  http://www.saskndp.ca/rumpel

Watch the Sask NDP Youth Leadership Debate Live Now

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Our Youth Leadership Debate, a debate between Trent Wotherspoon & Ryan Meili hosted in cooperation with the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats and the U of S Campus NDP is starts at 7pm on Monday, January 15 and you can watch live from wherever you are:

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For tonight's debate we will be taking several questions from twitter during the debate. If you are watching along and want to submit a question, simply tweet your question to @Sask_NDP.

Tune into the livestream now – the debate will begin in just a few moments:

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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. 

Sask. Party bypass is costing jobs and hurting communities

Despite a growing number of complaints by affected Saskatchewan communities, truck drivers, producers, and small businesses, the Sask. Party is refusing to address any of the concerns being raised about their $2 billion ballooning and failing Regina bypass project. 

NEW DATE FOR SASKATCHEWAN NDP LEADERSHIP CONVENTION

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2017

 

NEW DATE FOR SASKATCHEWAN NDP LEADERSHIP CONVENTION

MOOSE JAW— The date of the election of a new leader of the Saskatchewan New Democrats will be March 3, 2018.  

The Provincial Council of the Saskatchewan New Democrats met today in Moose Jaw where they voted to change the date from May 6, 2018. 

Important dates in the Leadership are:

  • Deadline to enter the race to run for leader is January 12, 2018.
  • Deadline to purchase a membership to be eligible to vote in the Leadership will be January 19, 2018.
  • Leadership Convention will be March 3, 2018 in Regina.

Registration to become a leadership candidate requires:

-          The candidate to be a member in good standing of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party;

-          The candidate to provide the signatures of no fewer than 200 Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing who support the candidate’s nomination, and who represent a minimum of forty provincial constituencies. At least 100 of those signing must self-identify as women;

-          The candidate to provide a non-refundable registration fee of $4,000; 

-          The candidate to receive approval from the Saskatchewan NDP to seek the leadership; and

-          The candidate will limit campaign expenditures to a maximum of $200,000.

All Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.

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Sask. Party must stop blocking key GTH scandal witness

With a committee finally set to meet tomorrow to review the scandal plagued and disastrous finances of the GTH, the NDP is calling on the Sask. Party to use the opportunity to finally ensure openness and transparency into the Sask. Party GTH scandal.

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