May 19, 2024
Wexit Saskatchewan applies for official status; premier says 'not my job to worry about them'
A number of people have reached out looking to run, and the party plans to run a candidate in each of Saskatchewan's 61 constituencies.
A number of people have reached out looking to run, and the party plans to run a candidate in each of Saskatchewan’s 61 constituencies.

As the legislative session resumed, Wexit Saskatchewan is looking to join the roster of registered parties in the province in anticipation of the 2020 election.

In a video posted on Saturday, Eric Hill, lead registration co-ordinator for Wexit Saskatchewan, said the application to register as a political party exceeded the requirements outlined by Elections Saskatchewan.

According to Hill the application had 3,599 signatures and more than 100 signatures from 12 constituencies. The minimum to qualify is 2,500 signatures and 100 signatures from 10 constituencies.

Posts from the unregistered party’s social media accounts often attack Premier Scott Moe and the Sask. Party for being “Liberal.”

“That’s not my job to worry about them,” said Moe, speaking to reporters on Monday. The premier said it’s for the people of the province to judge the policies put forward by Wexit parties, and he was more concerned about the only other party in the legislature.

Moe recognizes many people in the province are frustrated by Ottawa’s actions, but the Sask. Party has denied the possibility of a referendum on western separation, a sticking point for Hill.

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Gabby in QC
Gabby in QC
March 6, 2020 6:59 am

Forgive me for not seeing the benefits of the Wexit movement. Were Alberta & Saskatchewan successful in seceding, their resources would still remain landlocked. How would Wexit solve that? “Cutting off the nose to spite the face” applies, IMO.