Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Candidate Profile: Trent Wotherspoon

By most accounts, Trent Wotherspoon’s campaign launch vaulted him immediately to frontrunner status. But let’s take a closer look at whether he’s likely to maintain that lead throughout the Saskatchewan NDP leadership race. Strengths Wotherspoon starts out with two significant advantages over his competitors. First, he’s a natural retail politician: not just comfortable and friendly ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Candidate Profile: Ryan Meili

Ryan Meili started the 2009 Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign at a distinct disadvantage against his opponents in terms of both time and name recognition. But he nonetheless came within just over five hundred votes of emerging as the party’s leader. For the 2013 campaign, Meili starts out as much more of a known quantity. But ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Candidate Profile: Erin Weir

Erin Weir has wasted no time in carving out a place within the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership campaign – with a pre-campaign “draft” movement presaging a quick launch once the campaign officially started. But what can we expect from him as the leadership race progresses?  Strengths First and foremost, Weir brings to the leadership campaign a ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Candidate Profile – Cam Broten

As promised, let’s start taking a closer look at the four candidates in Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership race – starting with Cam Broten as the first to formally announce his candidacy. Strengths To the extent NDP members plan to vote based a checklist of experience and personal traits, Broten is positioned as well as any of ...