Saskatchewan’s NDP over the weekend approved a solidarity motion with the people of Ukraine, as well as all Saskatchewan people with friends and family in the region.
The measure includes a call on the federal government to speed up the settlement process for those fleeing the conflict as well as a call for more resources to be granted to settlement agencies in Saskatchewan to support newcomers.
The Provincial Council also is putting the framework in place as they prepare to select a new leader at their convention in June.
Over the weekend, they set the rules and the timing for the leadership vote.
The criteria for becoming a leadership candidate include a stipulation that the person needs the signatures of at least 100 Saskatchewan NDP members, half of whom are women or gender diverse, from at least twenty provincial constituencies.
Officials indicate all party members in good standing will be eligible to vote online or by mail-in ballot.