Saskatchewan NDP leader delivers first speech to convention since taking office

NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck said it was time to work hard to provide an alternative to Saskatchewan’s ruling party in her first speech at the bar at the annual convention in Saskatoon today .


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Beck was the first woman elected to lead the Saskatchewan NDP when she took office in June following the resignation of former leader Ryan Meili earlier in the year.

The convention’s theme is « Build to Win » and Beck says it’s the start of the NDP’s election campaign with promises to retain doctors, reconciliation and industry development while reducing carbon emissions.

Beck criticized the Saskatchewan Party’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and said Premier Scott Moe is playing political theater to shore up the base.

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With the next provincial election still more than two years away, the ruling Saskatchewan Party has maintained its stranglehold on the province.

Polls have shown the Moe government still enjoys strong support, although it has been criticized for its response to health care and inflation.

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