I suppose this posting is a little overdue, given the long length of time that has gone between this one and the last. Surely, I can ask a bit of forgiveness given my involvement in the Saskatoon-Sutherland NDP nomination.
For those of you who don't already know, I have bowed out of the nomination and thrown my support behind fellow candidate, Ryan Meili. There were a myriad of reasons as to why I ultimately decided to step out of the nomination, the top being that if we wish to win in Saskatoon-Sutherland, we need to ensure that we are putting our strongest possible candidate forward in a general election.
As such, we need a candidate with connections throughout the constituency and with the ability to organize those connections into an effective and winning campaign in 2011. Sadly, I felt that I was not able to do this personally, despite believing I could when I entered the race, and as such I did the best thing for our party, and deferred in favour of someone who was capable of achieving this.
Though, I shall still be active and visible in Saskatoon-Sutherland (as well as in other Saskatoon ridings), and have volunteered my time and effort into ensuring that Ryan Meili is our candidate and our MLA.
For now, that's all I have to say...Even though issues, such as the potential sale of PotashCorp, deserve to be talked about and examined. Those conversations will have to wait for the days ahead.