Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leadership election, 2018

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Saskatchewan New Democratic Party leadership election, 2018
Date March 3, 2018
Convention Delta Hotel, Regina
Resigning leader Cam Broten
Won by Ryan Meili
Ballots 1
Candidates 2
Entrance Fee $4,000[1]
Spending limit $200,000[1]

Saskatchewan New Democratic Party/
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An election for the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party was held on March 3, 2018, as a result of the resignation of Cam Broten after losing the seat he contested in the 2016 election. Ryan Meili was chosen leader.

Rules[edit]

All Saskatchewan New Democratic Party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • April 4, 2016: NDP loses the 2016 general election to the Saskatchewan Party led by Brad Wall. NDP leader Cam Broten is defeated in his own riding.
  • April 11, 2016: Cam Broten announces his resignation as leader.
  • April 12, 2016: Trent Wotherspoon is elected interim leader by the NDP caucus.
  • March 2, 2017: Ryan Meili wins the Saskatoon Meewasin by-election.
  • May 1, 2017: Nomination period for candidates opens.
  • May 18, 2017: Ryan Meili announces his intention to run.
  • June 13, 2017: Trent Wotherspoon steps down as interim party leader and says he is considering running for the permanent position.
  • June 20, 2017: Nicole Sarauer becomes interim leader.
  • August 10, 2017: Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall announces his intentions to resign as Premier and leader of the governing party.[2]
  • August 16, 2017: Trent Wotherspoon announces his campaign for full-time leader.
  • August 19, 2017: Date for the Saskatchewan Party leadership election is announced as January 27, 2018.[3]
  • September 15, 2017: NDP provincial council agrees to move up the date of the leadership election from May 8 to March 3, 2018.[4]
  • September 22, 2017: Ryan Meili launches campaign in Moose Jaw.[5]
  • January 12, 2018: Nomination period for candidates closes.[4]
  • January 19, 2018: Membership purchase deadline - to be eligible to vote for leadership.[4]
  • March 3, 2018: Leadership convention to be held in Regina.[4]
    • 1 pm CST: Convention opens
    • 1:20 pm - Trent Wotherspoon makes his address
    • 1:50 pm - Ryan Meili makes his address
    • 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Balloting
    • 3:15 pm - Address by Interim leader Nicole Sarauer
    • 3:40 pm - Results announced
    • 3:45 - Winner's speech[6]

Declared candidates[edit]

Ryan Meili[edit]

Background

Meili is the MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin (2017–present), a physician by profession who was the runner-up in the 2009 and 2013 leadership elections. Declared his candidacy on May 18, 2017[7][8][9]

Campaign website
www.ryanmeili.com
Other information

Trent Wotherspoon[edit]

Background

Wotherspoon is the MLA for Regina Rosemont (2007–present) and third-place finisher in 2013 leadership election.[7][21] Wotherspoon stepped down as interim party leader on June 13, 2017 and said he was considering running for the permanent position. He announced his candidacy on August 16, 2017.

Other information

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

  • Ryan Meili -5,973 votes (55%)
  • Trent Wotherspoon -4,860 votes (45%)

Turnout: 81%[25][26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.saskndp.ca/new_democrats_launch_race_to_elect_next_leader
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall resigns, says he's retiring from politics". Toronto Star. Canadian Press. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sask. Party to elect new leader in January 2018". CBC News. August 19, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Sask. NDP to elect a new leader on March 3, 2018 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-new-democrats-new-leader-election-1.4293668
  5. ^ "Ryan Meili Formally Launches Leadership Campaign, Lays Out Vision". 
  6. ^ Adam Hunter (2018-03-03). "Saskatchewan NDP leader decided today". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "After Cam Broten, here's a list of potential candidates for the Sask. NDP's next leader", Regina Leader-Post, April 12, 2016
  8. ^ "Ryan Meili seeks NDP leadership for 3rd time". CBC News. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  9. ^ a b c D.C. Fraser (2017-05-18). "Ryan Meili is running for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  10. ^ Ryan Meili. "Cathy Sproule, MLA for Saskatoon Nutana, is..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  11. ^ Ryan Meili. "I'm grateful to Tom Mulcair, exemplary..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ a b Ryan Meili. "Thank you so much, Lon Borgerson, former MLA..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  14. ^ Ryan Meili. "Peter Prebble has worked tirelessly for real..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  15. ^ Ryan Meili. "Ryan speaks with the courage of his..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  16. ^ Ryan Meili. "Such an honour to have the support of..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  17. ^ Ryan Meili. "Dr. Ryan Meili is a very caring individual..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  18. ^ Ryan Meili. "Deeply appreciate this endorsement from..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  19. ^ Ryan Meili. "Dr. Sally Mahood, a family physician and..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  20. ^ Ryan Meili. "Ryan is the type of leader who is not afraid..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  21. ^ D.C. Fraser (2016-04-15). "NDP's Trent Wotherspoon elected leader of the Opposition in legislature". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  22. ^ a b Mitchell Bonokoski (2017-10-03). "Mental Health". Trent Wotherspoon for SaskNDP Leader. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  23. ^ a b Mitchell Bonokoski (2017-10-05). "ReginaLaunch". Trent Wotherspoon for SaskNDP Leader. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  24. ^ Mitchell Bonokoski (2017-09-26). "Wotherspoon commits to universal $15 per day childcare, welcomes Carla Beck's endorsement". Trent Wotherspoon for SaskNDP Leader. Retrieved 2018-05-13. 
  25. ^ Ryan Meili chosen Saskatchewan NDP leader on 3rd try http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-ndp-leadership-ryan-meili-trent-wotherspoon-1.4560240
  26. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/saskatchewan-ndp-choose-ryan-meili-as-partys-new-leader/article38198600/

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