The Saskatchewan Liberal Party has selected Tara Jijian as their interim leader.
Jijian is a community volunteer and has been an advocate in the areas of education, mental health, workplace safety, and building safer communities. She previously ran as a Liberal candidate in the 2016 provincial election in the constituency of Regina Coronation Park.
Jijian decided to take on the role of Interim Leader because of her belief that Saskatchewan is in need of a strong Liberal-minded voice now more than ever, at a time when the other political parties are becoming increasingly polarized.
“I believe that the principles of liberalism are alive and well in this province.” Jijian said in a release. “Through meaningful consultation with our members, the public, and a broad range of community groups, our party will be putting forward progressive policies that will benefit every Saskatchewan citizen.
The party has started preparations for a leadership convention to select a permanent leader, which will take place in 2018.