Another two potential MLAs are off the ticket for Saskatchewan’s New Democrats after posts they made on social media.
NDP leader Cam Broten stood in front of reporters Saturday morning and read a prepared statement explaining Estevan candidate Cameron Robock and Regina-Walsh Acres candidate Terry Bell, will not be on the ballot in April after being removed from the party for inappropriate social media posts.
Broten wouldn’t elaborate on what those posts said or why they crossed the line.
Broten said he instructed the campaign to take a closer look at all the candidates’ social media after two NDP other candidates were removed from the ballot earlier this week due to inappropriate social media posts.
“There were two instances that went beyond bad jokes and immaturity. Two candidates crossed the line, and I won’t stand for that,” he said. “As the leader, it is my responsibility to take action, and I have.”
He admitted there was a “gap in the campaign’s vetting process,” and he has also removed his campaign manager Frank Quennell. He said his Chief of Staff, Linsay Martens, will be the new campaign manager.
“That’s the type of leadership I want to provide – when there is a problem, I want to work to take action to fix it, and to make sure that those mistakes are not repeated,” Broten said, adding the party will have new candidates soon.