Saskatchewan's new NDP leader embarking on provincewide tour

·1 min read

REGINA — Saskatchewan's newly elected NDP Opposition leader says she is embarking on a three-week tour of the province with her caucus.

Carla Beck says she is prepared to run the tires off her car in order to visit every corner of Saskatchewan.

Her trip is to include branding cows in southeast Saskatchewan and visiting Indigenous communities in the north.

Beck made the announcement on the steps of the Saskatchewan legislature after leading her first caucus meeting since her win on Sunday.

She says her goal is to build the New Democrats provincially and to attract moderate-left and left-leaning voters.

Beck, who has not put forth any new policy ideas as leader, says the tour is a chance to engage with people on ways the NDP can move Saskatchewan forward.

"We have a representative democracy. Our job is to represent the people we serve," she said.

"And if you don't get out and listen to people, I don't know how you bring their priorities forward."

The New Democrats currently hold 12 seats to the Saskatchewan Party's 48 seats. There is also one Independent seat.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting