For Immediate Release: June 1, 2019
SASKATOON – Professor Dave McGrane has been nominated as the New Democrat candidate for Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood. A crowd of local New Democrats confirmed their support of McGrane at a nomination meeting this afternoon.
“I am moving from the classroom to the campaign trail because it’s time for a change in government,” said McGrane. “Saskatchewan should have a world class education system, but the Sask. Party’s record of funding education is abysmal. We need to invest in high-quality, innovative programming that will create better opportunities for the next generation. I look forward to joining a New Democratic government in 2020 that puts people first.”
McGrane is a community leader, progressive policy analyst, and professor of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He has been a volunteer with many community organizations such as the Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Saskatoon Open Door Society, Equal Voice Saskatchewan, and the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee. He is also a husband and proud father of two.
“Dave’s passion to create a healthier and more fair society makes him a welcome addition to our growing slate of New Democratic candidates,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “I am pleased to welcome him on board the 2020 team.”
McGrane is the twentieth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election.
REGINA – Sandra Morin has been nominated as the New Democratic candidate for Regina Walsh Acres in 2020. To win the nomination, Morin defeated two other candidates, Gloria Patrick and Meara Conway, in front of hundreds of New Democrats this evening.
“Eleven years of the Sask. Party’s short-sighted mismanagement has resulted in ballooning provincial debt and rising costs for families,” said Morin. “We need a government that makes life better for Saskatchewan people, and works to build an economy that benefits everyone. I look forward to representing the people of Regina Walsh Acres and forming a government that puts people first.”
Morin is a community leader, avid volunteer, and advocate for an inclusive society. She serves as the president of the Multilingual Association of Regina and teaches German in the evenings and on weekends. She presently works as a civilian employee with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and previously served as the MLA for Regina Walsh Acres from 2003 – 2011.
“Sandra is an experienced and committed community leader who understands the reality for Saskatchewan’s working families,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “I am thrilled to welcome her to our growing slate of candidates for 2020.”
Morin is the nineteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on June 1, 2019, for Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood.
REGINA – New Democrats in the constituency of Regina Rochdale have selected Brett Estey as their candidate for the upcoming 2020 provincial election. The nomination was contested with Estey winning the nomination over Theresa Quinlan, a steamfitter and advocate for women in the trades.
“I’m running because I am very concerned about the Sask. Party’s attacks on our Crown Corporations and their inaction on climate change,” said Estey. “The Sask Party is putting our future at risk, and I look forward to representing the people of Regina Rochdale as part of a progressive New Democratic government that puts people first.”
Estey is a dedicated volunteer and has been a leader in Saskatchewan’s youth political community for years. He was an active member with the Saskatchewan Youth Parliament and has worked to engage and amplify youth voices in politics. He volunteers with the Ranch Ehrlo Youth Sports Venture, the Regina Red Sox and the Queen City Marathon. Estey has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & History from the University of Regina, and currently works as an Insurance Broker.
“Brett is very knowledgeable about how the Sask. Party’s cuts have impacted young people in this province and has a strong vision on how to tackle our problems head-on,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Brett is a welcome addition to the 2020 team, and I congratulate him on his nomination.”
Estey previously ran as the NDP candidate for this constituency in the 2016 Saskatchewan provincial election. He is the eighteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place tomorrow – May 22, 2019, for Regina Walsh Acres at 7:00pm at the Italian Club where three candidates are vying for the nomination: Meara Conway, Gloria Patrick & Sandra Morin.
Jared Clarke will be the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party candidate for the upcoming 2020 provincial election in the constituency of Indian Head-Milestone. Clarke won a contested nomination over Jackie Lazar, an accountant and former farmer, in front of a crowd of local New Democrats in Balgonie this evening.
“I’m running because I am deeply concerned about the government’s cuts to education and inaction for quality mental health services,” Clarke said. “It’s time for a government that puts people first. I’m committed to advocating for improvements in education, better care for our seniors, and transitioning to more renewable energy.”
Clarke is a community leader, elementary school teacher, farmer, and wildlife biologist. While not in the classroom, Jared is actively involved in the community, conducting a variety of conservation projects. He is also a father to twin girls and an avid volunteer.
“I’m excited to welcome Jared to our 2020 team,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Jared is a respected community leader and dedicated educator who understands the impact of the Sask. Party’s education cuts and who’s ready to do the work of forming a government that puts people first.”
Clarke is the sixteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election.
New Democrats nominate Tajinder Grewal as candidate in Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland for 2020
SASKATOON – New Democrats in the constituency of Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland have thrown their support behind Tajinder Grewal as their candidate for the upcoming 2020 provincial election.
“The people of Saskatchewan deserve a government that will stop the cuts and invest in the programs we rely on like healthcare and education,” said Grewal. “The Sask. Party government is making life harder for all of us, and it’s time for a government that puts people first. I look forward to tackling the issues and working for a better future for our children and the next generation.”
Grewal is a professional agrologist, active volunteer, community organizer, husband and father. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Punjabi Cultural Association of Saskatchewan and has served on the Boards of Directors for the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, Immigrant Access Fund of Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon Senior Support Services. He has also volunteered for many community organizations such as the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Saskatoon Field Hockey Club, and his son’s soccer team.
“Tajinder is a dedicated New Democrat and community organizer who understands the impact that the Sask. Party government is having on working people and our economy,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “He is a great addition to the 2020 team.”
Grewal previously ran as the 2016 NDP provincial candidate for the constituency of Saskatoon Willowgrove. He is the seventeenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on May 21, 2019 for Regina Rochdale.
The Saskatchewan New Democrats in the Saskatoon University constituency have chosen Jennifer Bowes to be their candidate for the next provincial election.
“So many hard-working families are contributing to this great province, but just aren’t feeling the benefits,” said Bowes. “This is why I’m proud to be a part of Ryan Meili’s team, putting people first by fighting for a $15 minimum wage, universal access to mental health care and investment in our kids’ futures.”
Bowes is a union representative with SEIU West for workers in the healthcare sector, and has worked at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, as well as with the Ministry of Social Services as an income assistance worker.
She has a passion for justice, and has served as a director, and in various other executive board roles, with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan. She holds a degree in Psychology from Queen’s University.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer to our 2020 team,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “This government has taken the working people of this province for granted and Jennifer will be a strong voice for them and for all the people of Saskatoon University.”
Bowes is the fifteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on May 7, 2019, for Indian Head-Milestone.
April 30, 2019
REGINA – The Saskatchewan New Democrats in the Regina Coronation Park constituency have chosen small business owner Noor Burki to be their candidate for the next provincial election. Burki defeated two challengers to win the nomination in Regina this evening.
“As a father, I am very concerned about the devastating effects of the Sask. Party cuts to our classrooms,” said Burki. “I worry about the impact on my kids and all future generations.”
Noor was born in Pakistan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. He has owned and operated the Wascana Driving School as a driving instructor for over ten years, providing services to Regina Public Schools, Regina Open Door Society, Sask. Justice, SGI and commercial clients. Burki is very active in the community, volunteering with several organizations including Spring Free from Racism, Saskatchewan Driver Education Association and the Regina Pakhtoon Community.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Noor to our 2020 team,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “As a small business owner, Noor understands the importance of putting people first.”
Burki is the fourteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on May 2, 2019, for Saskatoon University.
April 25, 2019
PRINCE ALBERT – The Saskatchewan New Democrats in the Prince Albert Carlton constituency have chosen educator Troy Parenteau to be their candidate for the next provincial election. Parenteau won a contested nomination in Prince Albert this evening.
“As a teacher, I am proud to stand as a New Democrat against the devastating cuts we’ve seen to our classrooms,” said Parenteau. “New Democrats put people first, and I’ll be working tirelessly to earn the support of the people of Prince Albert Carlton.”
Troy was born and raised in Prince Albert and works as a teacher of children in Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Centres. He is incredibly active in the community, having served on several boards and committees, including the Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Urban Multipurpose Youth Activity Centres, Prince Albert Pride, Prince Albert Community Players, Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centres, and Impact Youth Conference for Sustainability.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Troy to our 2020 team,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “As a teacher he understands the challenges facing our kids’ classrooms and how much hurt the Sask. Party cuts have inflicted on our young people.”
Parenteau is the thirteenth candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on April 30, 2019, for Regina Coronation Park.
Agricultural economist, university instructor and senior policy expert Faycal Haggui will be the New Democrat candidate for Regina Gardiner Park in the 2020 provincial election.
Haggui, a married father of three young children, was nominated by New Democrats in the Regina Gardiner Park constituency this afternoon.
“Faycal is an economist who never loses sight of the real goal of a strong economy: it’s about putting people first,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “He’s going to be an excellent advocate for Regina Gardiner Park families, and a strong voice in the Legislature for building a province that works for everyone.”
Haggui holds a doctorate in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in Economics and Management from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania in Greece. He was born in Tunisia, has called Saskatchewan home for over 20 years, and he’s been settled in Regina Gardiner Park with his wife, Jean, for nearly 15 years. As a dedicated leader, Faycal has served on many local boards, including: The Regina Food Bank, Spring Free from Racism, and Amnesty International.
“It is unacceptable that in a province as rich as Saskatchewan, so many people are falling behind,” said Haggui. “Saskatchewan people deserve so much better, but we see rising food bank usage, over a quarter of our children living in poverty, and the lowest minimum wage in the country.” “It is time for a government that puts people first and that is why I’m proud to stand with Ryan Meili and the New Democrat team.”
Haggui previously contested the constituency for the New Democrats in the 2016 provincial election.
The Saskatchewan New Democrats in the Last Mountain Touchwood constituency have chosen Thera Nordal to be their candidate for the next provincial election. Nordal won a contested nomination over Don Jewitt a long-time teacher and school administrator in-front of a crowd of nearly 150 New Democrats gathered together in Lipton this afternoon.
“As a mother of three children, I have seen the damage done by cuts to funding in our classrooms,” said Nordal. “I look forward to standing up for my kids and future generations against the Sask. Party’s hurtful cuts and lack of vision.”
Thera is a small business owner and farmer. Her and her husband have ran a business near Southey for eleven years providing repairs and fabrication needs of farmers in the area. She is very active in her community serving as president of the Southey Soccer Club and having coached skating, hockey, soccer and baseball.
“Thera is a welcome addition to our 2020 team, she is a strong advocate for her community, and she will be a strong voice for the constituents of Last Mountain Touchwood,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili.
Nordal is the eleventh candidate nominated for the Saskatchewan NDP for the 2020 provincial election. The next nomination meeting will take place on April 13, 2019 for Regina Gardiner Park.