Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2018 Links

The latest from the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership campaign. – Greg Nikkel reported on the Weyburn debate, but didn’t note much by way of contrast in so doing. – And local media also covered Ryan Meili’s visits to Prince Albert and North Battleford, and Trent Wotherspoon’s to Weyburn and the Battlefords. – Alex MacPherson and D.C. ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2018 Links

The latest from the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership campaign – though it’s noteworthy at the outset how little of the activity in the race is taking place in the public eye. (One key exception there is the policy front, where both candidates have been very active – and which I’ll address in future posts.) – I ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, summarizing a few of my earlier blog posts on the state of the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership campaign – and the choice between two positive and appealing leaders that played out in the first debate. For further reading…– Jason Hammond offered his take on the debate and the provincial convention. – And Murray Mandryk commented ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2018 – #skndp17 Debate Liveblog

With the first candidates’ debate taking place at the Saskatchewan NDP’s provincial convention, I’ll take the opportunity to do a bit of liveblogging. Again, you can find my reference page for the leadership campaign here. – Highly entertaining opening bit with multiple-choice questions. Not sure if the candidates knew it was coming, but both showed ...

Accidental Deliberations: On relentless positivity

Following up on my candidate profiles for the Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership campaign, I’ll point out one obvious change in dynamics since 2013 – starting with this observation from the previous campaign (emphasis added): As long as there were four leadership candidates in the race, there were several ways to try to draw dividing lines among ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2018 Candidate Profile: Trent Wotherspoon

As with Ryan Meili, I’ll start my look at Trent Wotherspoon’s new run for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership by pointing back to his previous candidate profile and campaign review. And despite all that’s changed in the meantime, this campaign starts with an even stronger sense of deja vu for Wotherspoon’s candidacy than for Meili’s. Wotherspoon’s ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2018 Candidate Profile: Ryan Meili

As I’ve noted before, Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership campaign will involve some very familiar candidates. And so my starting point in analyzing the race will be to review the previous leadership campaign run by both Ryan Meili and Trent Wotherspoon – with a particular focus on anything that’s changed since 2013. With that in mind, here ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how simultaneous leadership campaigns in both of Saskatchewan’s main parties seem unlikely to spark much new interest or discussion due to the familiar players and strategies involved. For further reading…– CBC has reported on each of the candidate announcements: Ryan Meili and Trent Wotherspoon in the NDP campaign, and Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Jeremy Harrison, ...

Accidental Deliberations: On interim measures

I haven’t yet posted on Trent Wotherspoon’s announcement that he’s stepping down as the Saskatchewan NDP’s interim leader to consider joining the permanent leadership race. But I’ll take a moment to note why I hope he’ll decide not to follow through on the possibility. At the outset, it’s true that while some parties have set ...