The Saskatchewan NDP has lost yet another candidate.
In an email to media Friday morning, it was announced Mark Jeworski (Weyburn-Big Muddy) delivered his resignation at 6 a.m. for “personal reasons.”
No other details were provided.
Mark Jeworski’s position on farm-safety issues were made public recently at the SARM convention in Regina.
The Weyburn-Big Muddy candidate posted on social media last year about his support for Alberta’s Bill 6 about labour standards on farms.
Bill 6 is Alberta’s farm safety legislation passed last year that has made it mandatory for farms with paid employees to carry workers’ compensation coverage.
The legislation won’t apply to family members and neighbours helping out.
Jeworski has also been singled-out for a social media post where he wrote there is “lots wrong with nuclear.”
Something which Sask.Party leader Brad Wall took exception to, adding it’s “the kind of backward NDP thinking that would destroy Saskatchewan’s economy.”
A post by Jeworski saying Brad Wall’s mother should have taken the abortion pill also surfaced on Friday morning.
Jeworski’s resignation comes immediately after NDP leader Cam Broten dismissed an election candidate in Saskatoon because of questionable posts on Facebook.
A statement from Broten says any comment which treats violence against women lightly is “disgusting.”
A post that appears to be from 2013 on Clayton Wilson’s Facebook page shares an image with the words; “A true gentleman holds the door for his woman then smacks her ass.”
Broten says he understand’s the post was years ago, but says he has a zero-tolerance policy on making light of domestic violence.
Wilson faced criticism Wednesday for Facebook posts from two years ago referring to “stupid farmers.”
Wilson’s Facebook page has been removed.
When asked about the social media posts by both Jeworski and Clayton, Brad Wall says Saskatchewan have the right to know who they’re voting for.
“All of us as candidates are applying for a job. It’s a pretty important job to try and represent Saskatchewan people as best we can, and I think there should be a high standard.”