Sask. Party to select new leader Jan. 27

By battlefordNOW Staff
August 19, 2017 - 3:24pm

The Saskatchewan Party will elect its new leader at a convention in Saskatoon on Jan. 27 in a one-member, one-vote voting system, according to a news release Saturday afternoon.

The news comes after a meeting of the provincial council, according to the release, which also included a list of leadership campaign rules.

The nomination filing deadline for candidates will be Nov. 24, with a filing fee of $25,000 from each candidate. The membership sales deadline for voting eligibility is Dec. 8, to ensure adequate time for those who request a mail-in ballot to receive one.

Campaign expense limits have been capped at $250,000. Candidates will also be required to disclose the names of donors who make campaign donations of $250 or more.

“The Saskatchewan Party looks forward to a robust campaign, with many leadership candidates entering the race,” Saskatchewan Party president James Thorsteinson was quoted in the release.

 “I know that our next leader and Premier will continue the work of the past decade by continuing to keep Saskatchewan growing.”

Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison and Regina University MLA Tina Beaudry-Millor are the only two who have thrown their hats into the ring to fill the leadership and Premier role in contention after Premier Brad Wall announced earlier this month his plans to retire from politics.

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