August 21, 2014 10:36 am

New Saskatchewan Liberal leader acclaimed

Darrin Lamoureux to lead Saskatchewan Liberals in next provincial election.

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REGINA –Saskatchewan Liberals have a new leader as the party looks to turn around their fortunes in the province.

Darrin Lamoureux was acclaimed as the party’s new leader after no one else stepped forward to run for the vacant position.

The people of Saskatchewan are in need of a party that is willing to stand up to the Wall government and hold the Sask Party accountable for the mismanagement of their tax dollars,” said Lamoureux.

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“This government has had a free ride for far too long, along with an NDP opposition unable to hold them accountable for their mistakes.”

The party has not held a seat in the legislature since the 2003 election and in 2011, placed fourth after running only nine candidates.

It’s a trend Lamoureux wants to reverse.

“I look forward over the coming months to bringing a fresh voice to the political scene in Saskatchewan, and presenting a practical Liberal alternative to voters in the next election,” said Lamoureux.

His family is no stranger to politics, with his brother Kevin serving for 18 years as a Manitoba MLA before being elected a member of parliament in the 2012 federal election.

“What Kevin showed me is that there is a simple way of doing politics, that is to be honest, put in a hard day’s work, and listen to your constituents,” said Lamoureux.

“Do those three things and your constituents will want you to represent them.”

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