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Carla Beck announces run for Sask. NDP Leadership

With the backdrop "Stronger. Together." Carla Beck has officially entered the race to replace outgoing Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili.

The Regina Lakeview Member of the Legislative Assembly announced her campaign and here desires in a press conference on Thursday Morning.

In Beck's announcement she said that the party needs to inspire Saskatchewan residents, "When I am the leader, we will show you an inspiring alternative to this Saskatchewan Party Government. Because we are stronger, together."

"Like most parents, I want to help build an even better future for my kids," Beck said in a video released shortly after her announcement. " I want them to have the opportunities to build their lives and hopefully grow their families.

Taking aim at the governing Saskatchewan Party under Premier Scott Moe, Beck said that the government has lost it's way, " The Sask. Party has become old and tired and lost their way. And a growing number of people across Saskatchewan are looking for a change.

"They want to be sure that we are ready, We need to show them that Saskatchewan's NDP is ready," Beck dded.

Along side Beck was fellow Saskatchewan NDP MLA's Alena Young (Regina University), Nicole Sarauer (Regina Douglas Park), and Trent Wotherspoon (Regina Rosemont).

Beck becomes the first to jump into the race to replace Meili.

If elected, Beck would be the first female leader of the Saskatchewan NDP.


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