June 2, 2014 9:52 am

Saskatchewan NDP overwhelmingly endorse leadership of Cam Broten

Nearly 99 per cent of delegates at Sask. NDP convention endorse leadership of Cam Broten, elect new president.

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MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Nearly all the delegates at the Saskatchewan NDP convention in Moose Jaw, Sask. endorsed the leadership of Cam Broten.

In a secret ballot on Saturday, 98.7 per cent of the delegates gave the stamp of approval to Broten.

“After only one year as leader of the party and Leader of the Opposition, Cam’s support from a unified team is really solid,” said Cory Oxelgren, the outgoing president of the Saskatchewan NDP.

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“They like the issues he’s chosen to focus on because they’re the issues that matter to them and their neighbours. They like his values, like fairness and opportunity for all. And, they like that he’s a guy who tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to stand up to an increasingly self-entitled government.”

Also on Saturday, Theresa Sabourin was acclaimed as the new president of the party.

“There’s a real sense among people I talk to that the government just doesn’t get what’s important to them right now – things like the cost of everyday living, how jam-packed their kids’ classrooms are and how Lean is making our ERs more crowded and understaffed,” said Sabourin.

Sabourin currently works in labour relations in the health care sector and has extensive experience with the government of Manitoba.

The convention wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

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