Broten shuffles caucus, names Wotherspoon deputy leader

REGINA – The newly elected leader of the Saskatchewan New Democrats has shuffled his caucus. 

Cam Broten has assigned some new duties to his MLAs after winning the leadership of the party on the weekend. 

One of those with a more prominent role is Trent Wotherspoon, who will now be the deputy leader. 

Wotherspoon placed third at the leadership convention. 

He will also be the critic for finance, economy, trade, global transportation hub and government relations. 

Former interim leader John Nilson has been appointed health critic and Warran McCall takes on the post-secondary education file. 

Broten also created a new critic’s role, for diversity, equality and human rights, which will be handled by Saskatoon MLA David Forbes. 

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Cathy Sproule will serve as the NDP’s house leader. 

“I met individually with each of the MLAs on the team, and we are excited about making today a new day for the NDP,” said Broten. 

“I think this shuffle hits the mark, and I’m very confident that the MLAs I’ve asked to take on new jobs will really deliver for the people of the province.” 

 Broten will handle critic duties for executive council, First Nations and Métis relations, intergovernmental affairs and immigration.