Modeste McKenzie endorses Trent Wotherspoon
December 15, 2017
Today NDP leadership candidate Trent Wotherspoon welcomed the endorsement of Dene Cree Métis activist, and Indigenous New Democrats of Saskatchewan member Modeste McKenzie.
“I believe in Trent and share his vision for our province,” said McKenzie. “After our devastating loss in 2016 and with our backs against the wall, Trent stepped up to the plate as interim leader and rallied our membership together. He made me proud to be a New Democrat as I watched him hold the Sask. Party to account for their mismanaged billions, scandal, and heartless cuts to the most vulnerable.”
“His vision for universal coverage for mental health is going to be a game changer for our province. It will help many people who suffer in silence every day and will help boost our economy with the increase in productivity. I know he will answer the TRC’s calls to action and that his solidarity with Indigenous people will not waver in the face of adversity.”
“It’s an honour to earn the endorsement of Modeste McKenzie at this critical time for our party and our province,” said Wotherspoon. “Modeste works daily to better the lives of young people within his community and he’s a dedicated, wise, compassionate leader in our party. It gives me tremendous hope for our party’s future to see young leaders like Modeste gearing up to win in 2020 so we can build a province filled with hope, opportunity, and reconciliation.”
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