NDP to Select Interim Leader

With Dwain Lingenfelter having resigned following the Nov. 7 provincial election, the NDP hierarchy will meet behind closed doors in Regina on Saturday to select an interim leader until a full-on leadership convention can be held at a later date. According to CBC, if several nominees are in the running, delegates will use a preferential voting system. So if you see several streams of black smoke wafting in the air tomorrow, followed by a stream of white smoke, you’ll know what’s going on.

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6 thoughts on “NDP to Select Interim Leader”

  1. someone should ask the NDP why they don’t advocate preferential voting system for the province.

  2. I have no idea, I’m hoping it’s John Nilson. I’d like to see that Scandinavian bandit unleashed. As for a permanent leader, you gotta think it’s going to be a sitting MLA as there aren’t too many safe seats that could be resigned and re-won, at least not for 2 more years. However, of the 9, there isn’t a single person who’s been any sort of force to be reckoned with. The NDP’s first 4 years in opposition was a total write-off. You’d have to wonder if Andrew Thompson was mulling a run, or Dion T.

  3. Cathy Sproule would be untouchable as leader. I dunno if she wants it, I have no idea what she’s like, but she has those good down-home Saskatchewan looks and a background in law, community development, and private development.

  4. Interim leader should be one of the few remaining long term veterans, perhaps Nilson.
    Shouldn’t be a difficult choice.

  5. Personally I think the future of political leadership is female. Women may never make up 50% of candidates or Legislatures, but they can vye for leadership. I’m totally ambivalent towards modern-day feminism, whatever that is or whatever it represents, so I’m not saying all future leaders should be women, but with Kristi Clark in BC and Alison Redford running their provinces, I’m thinking there’s a gender change coming to Canadian political leadership. I personally feel it’s time for a permanent female major-party leader in Saskatchewan. The NDP only have 2 sitting women, both of whom could become Premier, but both with less than a term’s experience, so it may not happen this time; maybe someone from outside the Leg’? I dunno. But it would be nice to see.

    As for the SP, they lack depth in potential future leaders just as they’ve always lacked depth in their caucus.

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