Long-time Mayor Hoping To Get SaskParty Nod

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 16:43



A high-profile former politician in northern Saskatchewan has announced he is seeking the Saskatchewan Party nomination in the vacant Cumberland riding.


Dale McAuley is hoping to succeed Joan Beatty as the constituency’s MLA.


Beatty resigned earlier this year to run for the Liberals in the March 17th by-election in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River — a vote she lost to the Conservatives’ Rob Clarke.


McAuley is the former long-time mayor of Cumberland House.


He also served as the chair of New North, as a trustee for the Northern Lights School Division, and as an area director for the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan.


Premier Brad Wall has yet to call the upcoming by-election.


At least two other residents in the riding are rumoured to be contemplating a run at the Saskatchewan Party nomination.