The Saskatchewan Party has announced when and where its leadership convention will be held.
The new leader will be chosen in Saskatoon January 27, and will be elected through a one-member, one-vote voting system.
“The Saskatchewan Party looks forward to a robust campaign, with many leadership candidates entering the race,” said Saskatchewan Party president James Thorsteinson. “I know that our next leader and Premier will continue the work of the past decade by continuing to keep Saskatchewan growing.”
The Saskatchewan Party also released all of the leadership election campaign rules, including the following:
- The nomination filing deadline for candidates is November 24, 2017;
- A filing fee of $25,000 will be required from all candidates;
- There will be a campaign expense limit of $250,000;
- Candidates will be required to disclose the names of all donors who made donations of $250 or more; and
- The membership sales deadline in order to be eligible to vote is December 8, 2017, in order to ensure all members that request a mail-in ballot receive one.
Two candidates have already declared their intention to run. Those two are Tina Beaudry-Mellor and Jeremy Harrison. It is expected others like Kevin Doherty, Jim Reiter and Ken Cheveldayoff will also be declaring in the next couple of weeks.
The leadership convention was needed when Brad Wall announced earlier this month he was stepping down after a decade as Premier.