Saskatchewan Liberals name Jeffrey Watlers as leader




In later 2021, Jeffrey Walters a Instructor at the University of Regina was name as the new Leader of the Saskatchewan Liberals.


Walters in his acceptance speech said that he recognizes the importance of his new role, "We are currently at a defining moment in our history. Our province is under siege from COVID-19, our planet is in peril due to impending climate change, our healthcare system is broken, our economy is out of balance, our education system fails too many of our children, and our politics are currently broken.


"For the first time in a long time, our Party has a chance to build a new political majority…with people from both the left and right," He added.


Walters takes over from interim leader Robert Rudchyk who had been serving in the position since September 2020 when former leader Naveed Anwar stepped down.


Rudchyk lead the Saskatchewan Liberals in the 2020 Saskatchewan general election where the party placed a distant sixth place with only 0.08 per cent of the votes cast.


The Saskatchewan Liberals last held a seat in the Legislature in 1999 when leader Jim Melenchuk won 4 seats.


The party has been slowly declining in support and popularity since 1997 when sitting Liberal MLA's and sitting Progressive Conservative MLA's joined forced to become the Saskatchewan Party.