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Saskatchewan NDP name new CEO, provincial secretary

Former Saskatoon MLA Frank Quennell named CEO and provincial secretary for the Saskatchewan NDP.
Former Saskatoon MLA Frank Quennell named CEO and provincial secretary for the Saskatchewan NDP. Saskatchewan New Democrats / File

REGINA – The Saskatchewan NDP has a new CEO and provincial secretary.

Former Saskatoon MLA Frank Quennell has been appointed to take over the roles.

Party President Cory Oxelgren says Quennell is the right choice as the party looks to the future.

“Our membership has grown and there is new energy and enthusiasm in our party. Frank Quennell has the right skills and experience to help build our party on this momentum,” said Oxelgren.

Quennell was the MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin from 2003 to 2011 and served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General from 2003 to 2007.

Prior to and after his political career, Quennell was a practicing lawyer and served on several boards including chair of the board of governors at the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Health Region.

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Quennell is looking forward to the challenge of helping to rebuild the party that was left with nine seats in the 2011 provincial election.

“I’m excited about the opportunities ahead of us as we continue to build our party and provide a positive and constructive alternative to the current government,” said Quennell.