Thursday, September 9, 2010

Overdue Post

Hello everyone,

I suppose this posting is a little overdue, given the long length of time that has gone between this one and the last. Surely, I can ask a bit of forgiveness given my involvement in the Saskatoon-Sutherland NDP nomination.

For those of you who don't already know, I have bowed out of the nomination and thrown my support behind fellow candidate, Ryan Meili. There were a myriad of reasons as to why I ultimately decided to step out of the nomination, the top being that if we wish to win in Saskatoon-Sutherland, we need to ensure that we are putting our strongest possible candidate forward in a general election.

As such, we need a candidate with connections throughout the constituency and with the ability to organize those connections into an effective and winning campaign in 2011. Sadly, I felt that I was not able to do this personally, despite believing I could when I entered the race, and as such I did the best thing for our party, and deferred in favour of someone who was capable of achieving this.

Though, I shall still be active and visible in Saskatoon-Sutherland (as well as in other Saskatoon ridings), and have volunteered my time and effort into ensuring that Ryan Meili is our candidate and our MLA.

For now, that's all I have to say...Even though issues, such as the potential sale of PotashCorp, deserve to be talked about and examined. Those conversations will have to wait for the days ahead.

Until then.