Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leadership election, 2013

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Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leadership election, 2013
Date March 9, 2013
Convention TCU Place, Saskatoon
Resigning leader Dwain Lingenfelter
Won by Cam Broten
Ballots 2
Candidates 4
Entrance Fee $6,000 CDN
Spending limit $200,000 CDN

Saskatchewan New Democratic Party/Co-operative Commonwealth Federation leadership elections

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An election for the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party was triggered on November 7, 2011 following Dwain Lingenfelter's resignation after losing his seat in the 2011 election. The party intends to select its new leader on March 9, 2013, by a one member one vote system held during a convention at TCU Place in Saskatoon.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • June 7, 2009: Dwain Lingenfelter wins the leadership election to succeed Lorne Calvert.
  • November 7, 2011: The 2011 general election is held, reducing the NDP to nine seats. Dwain Lingenfelter loses his seat, and resigns as NDP leader.
  • November 19, 2011: The provincial council of the Saskatchewan NDP elects Regina Lakeview MLA John Nilson as interim leader.[2]
  • March 10, 2012: The party announces the date and rules for the 2013 leadership race, scheduling it for either February or March 2013. The party announces that it will use a one member, one vote system using a preferential ballot. The party also announces tighter rules about how memberships can be purchased.[3]
  • May 4, 2012: The party announces that the leadership convention will be held on March 9, 2013, with a general convention scheduled to be held on March 8 and 10.[4]
  • November 18, 2012: First all-candidates debate is held in Regina[5]
  • November 22, 2012: Second all-candidates debate is held in Humboldt[6]
  • November 24, 2012: Third all-candidates debate is held in Saskatoon[7]
  • November 29, 2012: Fourth all-candidates debate is held in Swift Current[6]
  • December 1, 2012: Fifth all-candidates debate is held in Melfort[6]
  • January 12, 2013: Sixth all-candidates debate will be held in Rosetown[8]
  • January 19, 2013: Seventh all-candidates debate will be held in Weyburn[8]
  • January 24, 2013: Eighth all-candidates debate will be held in North Battleford[8]
  • January 26, 2013: Deadline for new members to sign-up and be eligible to vote at the leadership convention.[9]
  • January 31, 2013: Ninth all-candidates debate will be held in Yorkton[8]
  • February 7, 2013: Tenth all-candidates debate will be held in Prince Albert[8]
  • February 9, 2013: Eleventh all-candidates debate will be held in Regina[8]
  • February 13, 2013: Twelfth all-candidates debate will be held in Moose Jaw[8]
  • February 16, 2013: Final all-candidates debate will be held in Saskatoon[8]
  • March 8–10, 2013: Convention will be held at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
  • March 9, 2013: Last day of voting. Results announced at leadership convention.

Candidates[edit]

Cam Broten[edit]

Background

MLA for Saskatoon Massey Place (2007–present)

Date campaign launched: September 5, 2012[10]
Campaign website: www.cambroten2013.ca
Supporters

Ryan Meili[edit]

Ryan Meili
Background

Doctor, author and community health advocate.
Runner-up for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership in 2009.

Date campaign launched: September 14, 2012[12]
Campaign website: www.ryanmei.li
Supporters

Trent Wotherspoon[edit]

Background

MLA for Regina Rosemont (2007–present)

Date campaign launched: September 14, 2012[12]
Campaign website: www.trent4leader.ca
Supporters

Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Erin Weir[edit]

Erin Weir
Background

Economist
Former President and Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats
Federal NDP candidate in Wascana during the 2004 election.
Weir withdrew from the race on February 20, 2013 and endorsed Ryan Meili.[19]

Date campaign launched: September 7, 2012[20]
Date campaign withdrawn: February 20, 2013[19]
Campaign website: www.erinweir.ca
Supporters

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

First ballot[edit]

(Weir withdrew February 20 to support Meili, too late to be removed from the mail ballot; Wotherspoon withdraws following the first ballot without endorsing a candidate.)

Second ballot[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NDP Leadership Convention Date Announced". Saskndp.ca. May 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "John Nilson, veteran MLA, chosen interim Sask. NDP leader". CBC News. November 19, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan NDP will choose new leader in 2013". CBC News. March 10, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sask. NDP set 2013 date for leadership vote". CBC News. May 4, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Piller, Thomas (November 18, 2012). "Sask. NDP leadership debates kickoff". Global News. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Saskatchewan New Democrats Ready To Build Alternative". saskndp.ca. September 4, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hamilton, Charles (November 26, 2012). "Sask. NDP leadership hopefuls consider 'new approach'". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Leadership Events". saskndp.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sask NDP kicks off leadership campaign with 14 debates". The Southwest Booster. September 6, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "1st candidate declares in Sask. NDP leadership race". CBC News. September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Endorsements". cambroten2013.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Meili, Wotherspoon enter NDP leadership race". CBC News. September 14, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Endorsements". ryanmei.li. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Current and Former Elected Officials". trent4leader.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "John Parry". trent4leader.ca. November 19, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Iron Workers Union Local No. 771". trent4leader.ca. November 30, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Saskatchewan Building Trades Council Endorses Trent Wotherspoon for Saskatchewan NDP Leader". trent4leader.ca. November 16, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "NDP & Community Leaders". trent4leader.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Erin Weir drops out of Saskatchewan NDP race". CBC News. February 20, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Weir joins race to lead Saskatchewan NDP". CBC News. September 7, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c "Elected Officials for Erin Weir". erinweir.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Party activists for Erin Weir". erinweir.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f g "5 NDP MLAs ponder party leadership". CBC News. March 9, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 

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