Another Saskatchewan political party will have to look for a new leader – on Saturday, Rick Swenson announced he was stepping down as the leader of the province’s Progressive Conservative party.
In a news release, Swenson said he wants a new leader who will take the party to the next level.
“The political landscape of Saskatchewan is changing on a daily basis and with new leadership occurring with most or all of Saskatchewan’s other political parties, it is imperative that the PC Party be part of this political renewal.”
Swenson went on to say that he will continue to serve the party, just in a different capacity.
Swenson had been leader of the party since it came back on the political scene in 2006. Before that, he served as an MLA for the Thunder Creek riding, elected in 1985, 1986, and 1991.