Like all New Democrats, I was frustrated with the results of the last provincial election. We were unable to significantly increase our presence in the legislature and get our party back on the road to government. Nonetheless, opportunity can come out of disappointment in politics. We now have the occasion to rethink how we do things and make necessary changes to strengthen us going into the next election.
I am running for President of the Saskatchewan NDP because I believe that I have the expertise and experience to rebuild our party for the future. I hope that you will support me as we begin the process of revitalizing and renewing our party.
To rebuild our party, we have to re-think the way that we do things and not be afraid to embrace wide-ranging change.
As President, I will have three priorities as we rebuild our party for the future.
The next President of the Saskatchewan NDP will be elected by delegates at the party’s upcoming convention to be held on October 21 to October 23 in Saskatoon at TCU Place.
To become a delegate, you must be elected by your local riding association at its Annual General Meeting.
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I think that Dave has all the qualities to be an excellent President of the Party.
Karen Purdy, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Moose Jaw Wakamow in the 2016 Provincial Election
Dave McGrane knows the importance of youth and will work to strengthen the role of young New Democrats in our party. Dave will modernize our party, work for social democracy, and help us to win government in the next election!
Nigel Detbrenner-Rempel, President of the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats
Dave’s energy, perception, and vision will contribute much to a movement that needs his vigorous enthusiasm driving its renewal.
Jerry Hammersmith, Long Time NDP Activist and Minister of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan during the Blakeney Government (1979-1982)
I have known Dave since his days in the young New Democrats. He has worked hard for the principles and values of our party and consistently puts forward ideas that represent equal dignity and justice for all and respect cultural diversity.
Barb Dedi, Long time NDP Activist in Regina Walsh Acres and former President of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Women
In my years of knowing Dave, I have found him trustworthy and fully committed to progressive politics. Dave provides the leadership, knowledge, and vision that our party needs as we work together to regain government.
Adam Duke, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Humboldt-Watrous the 2016 Provincial Election, Secretary of the Humboldt-Watrous Provincial NDP Riding Association
I first signed Dave up as NDP member in 1996 at the Lazy Owl at the University of Regina. I believe that he has the knowledge and strength to unite and evolve our beautiful party.
Geoff Ward, Long time NDP Activist from Moose Jaw
Dave knows that the foundation of a successful provincial election campaign starts with strong constituencies. Dave will work to ensure that our constituencies have the resources necessary to win the next election.
Brett Estey, NDP President and Former NDP Candidate for Regina Rochdale
Dave was a great help to me in my last campaign as my E-day organizer. He really understands how elections work and his knowledge will be a valuable asset to our party as we build towards the next election.
Zaigham Kayani, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland in the 2016 Provincial Election
I have known Dave 20 years, since we were active in the Student Movement together. I have always been impressed by his commitment to gender equality and how he has encouraged women to become involved in politics. Jaime Reban, NDP Activist in Regina Coronation Park, Former VP of Student Affairs of the University of Regina Students' Union
Dave’s experience, leadership and understanding of the issues facing Saskatchewan families are extremely important assets as the party undergoes renewal and revitalization.
Corey Atkinson, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Moose Jaw North in the 2016 Provincial Election
Dave has been very helpful to us in Prince Albert, and has a very good understanding of what has to be done to strengthen our federal and provincial organizations in Saskatchewan
Doug MacLean, Secretary of Prince Albert Federal Electoral District Association
Dave is a rare mixture of academic and activist. He has great political knowledge but great political instincts as well.
Ron Fisher, Former NDP Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Dunburn
Competent and reliable, we can depend on Dave McGrane to lead the rebuilding of the Saskatchewan NDP.
John Parry, Former NDP Member of Parliament for Kenora-Rainy River and NDP Candidate in Saskatoon-Wanuskewin
Dave is energetic, intelligent, and deeply committed to our party. Our party needs a President who is responsive and sincere when with the problems of our party and Dave is that kind of leader.
Faycal Huggui, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Regina Gardiner Park in the 2016 Provincial Election
I respect Dave's knowledge about Saskatchewan politics. He understands the importance of good data and can modernize our campaigns.
Landon Squires, President of Saskatoon University Federal Electoral District Association and Staff on the 2016 Saskatchewan NDP Campaign
Dave has displayed strong skills and passion as a New Democrat. He has what it takes to overhaul our party's structures and lead us back to government, all while staying true to our roots.
Darin Milo, Presiden of the Regina Coronation Park NDP Constituency Association and Union, Human Rights, and Social Justice Activist
Dave McGrane has the experience and the knowledge of Saskatchewan politics to get our party back on track to government. I am proud to support Dave for President of the SK NDP.
Shaynee Modien, Secretary of Swift Current Provincial NDP Riding Association and Events Co-ordinator for Cypress Hills-Grasslands Federal NDP Electoral District Association
I pleased to endorse Dave for President of the NDP. I know that he will provide excellent direction for the future of the party.
Tajinder Grewal, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Saskatoon Willowgrove in the 2016 Provincial Election
Dave McGrane has always been destined to be a leader in public policy. I am proud that he running to undertake this formidable job and I know he will be an outstanding Change Maker for our party and our province.
Joel Scott, Long time NDP Activist from Moose Jaw
Dave's track record of service and background make him the ideal candidate to help the NDP re-imagine social democracy in Saskatchewan, modernize the party apparatus, and most importantly organize to win the next election!
David Froh, Long time NDP Activist from Regina Lakeview and VP of Economic Development Regina
I am proud of my friend Dave McGrane for deciding to seek the presidency of our party. He has both the policy knowledge and political instincts to help lead our party back to government.
Trevor Morin, President and Provincial Councilor of Regina Rosemont NDP Provincial Riding Association and former Campaign Manager for Regina Rosemont
Dave has the an in-depth knowledge of where the party has been and great ideas of where it needs to go.
Troy Parenteau, NDP Activist from Prince Albert Carlton
The good news today is that Dave McGrane, an enthusiatic, knowledgeable, and hard-working member of our party is seeking the Presidency of the Saskatchewan NDP. I am pleased to support him.
Dave Lepard, Long-time NDP Activist from Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland
Dave has the friendly energy needed to get the party together and keep it moving forward.
Heather Wagg, Union Activist with CUPE
Dave's experience in the party, his tenacity, and coalition building skills will help build a strong and united party. He will bring a fresh approach and a much-needed technical perspective to addressing our party's biggest challenges.
Steve Jimbo, Candidate for the Saskatchewan NDP in Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota in the 2016 Provincial Election
I have known Dave since 2007. Through our many interactions I have come to know that Dave is full of ideas for building our movement as well as strengthening our electoral strategies. But Dave is more than just ideas, he is a doer. That is what makes me the most excited about Dave becoming our party president. We need to implement new ways of engaging with people to build our movement. Dave not only has the ideas but also the follow-through to ensure this happens.
Craig Thebaud, Long Time Labour Activist and Campaign Manager from Prince Albert and former President of the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats