N-D-P Leader Cam Broten was trying to win back voters in rural Saskatchewan on Wednesday by promising to listen to their concerns.
Broten told delegates at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention that he knows previous NDP governments got some things wrong and people aren’t happy.
However, Broten said those N-D-P governments also got some things right when they brought Saskatchewan back from the brink of bankruptcy.
Broten also said he knows the importance of natural resource development and supports the proposed Energy East pipeline.
SARM president Ray Orb says he thinks it was refreshing for delegates to hear a political leader admit mistakes were made in the past and talk about moving forward.
Broten also told reporters that comments made two years ago in a Facebook post by a candidate in a Saskatoon riding where he calls farmers “stupid” is unacceptable.
Clayton Wilson referred to farmers as “stupid” in four separate posts over anger he had with the grain transportation crisis.
Wilson used his Facebook account to apologize for those statements Wednesday saying they were made in frustration and that agricultural producers are “the backbone of Saskatchewan.”