June 26, 2016 2:33 pm
Updated: June 27, 2016 7:51 am

Victor Lau resigns as leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party

Victor Lau of the Saskatchewan Green Party has resigned and an interim party leader has been named.

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Victor Lau has resigned as the leader of the Saskatchewan Green Party.

Lau made the announcement Saturday during the party’s annual general meeting that was taking place in Moose Jaw.

“I want to thank Victor for all his hard work over the last five years as our party leader. “Not many people realize how hard Victor worked and the personal sacrifices he made,” said party president Barry Dickie.

“He has been a great consistent face for the Green Party of Saskatchewan … I want to wish Victor all the best in whatever his future endeavours are, Victor will be missed.”

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The party said Lau will remain an active member but will no longer perform any duties as its leader.

Saskatoon’s Shawn Setyo will act as the interim party leader.

The date for a leadership convention is expected later this summer.

During the 2016 Saskatchewan provincial election, the Green Party ran 58 candidates, and garnered nearly 8,000 ballots or 1.83 per cent of the vote. No seats were won by the party.

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