Sask. NDP launches Regina campaign

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili kicked off his party’s campaign in Regina Sunday at the headquarters of Regina Coronation Park candidate Noor Burki.

During the socially distanced rally, Meili addressed the shortcomings of the Saskatchewan Party in areas like healthcare and education.

Meili says that he feels a different vibe starting this campaign, compared to 2016.

“Absolutely, there’s way more enthusiasm for what New Democrats have to offer, and a lot more frustration with a government that’s old and tired that’s out of ideas,” said Meili. “They had the benefit of the doubt for votes for a long time, but that’ really gone, and that difference is palpable on the doorstep. A lot of people saying it’s time for a change, this government isn’t working for us.”

Meili’s campaign is focusing on putting “People First”, which he says includes retaining provincial jobs during these tough economic times.

“Getting people back to work, and in particular, people see this government choosing over and over again, whether it’s the Regina bypass and a company from France, or all these other projects where they choose out of province or out of country companies to build our roads and hospitals,” said Meili. “We’re hearing people really excited about our approach of Sask-first, making sure that it’s our workers and our companies on the job.”

Meili added that his party is close to having a full slate of candidates and will have details in the coming days.

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