Summer students visit Kindersley with NDP leadership candidate

MLA Ryan Meili met with local NDP members during lunch and planned on knocking on doors in town

Ryan Meili (centre), the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan’s MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, stands with four of the NDP’s summer students on a visit to Kindersley on Aug. 24 when the students canvassed the town to collect signatures for two petitions. In photo left to right: Kirsten Samson, Travis Hebert, who lived in Kindersley for 11 years, Meili, Aiden Murphy and Brittney Senger

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Ryan Meili, a New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan leadership candidate, paid a visit to Kindersley with four of the NDP’s summer students.

Meili and the summer students were in town on Aug. 24 to collect signatures for two petitions and to speak with community members. The NDP leadership candidate also met with local NDP members during lunch. The students have been busy travelling across Saskatchewan.

“We have a group of summer students,” Meili said. There are eight summer students in total, with four of them in Kindersley for a day. “They’ve been going all over the province. They’re getting to all 61 constituencies at some point this summer.”

He noted that the students have been hosting events and meetings with NDP supporters on their stops throughout the province. The students have been busy gathering signatures for their petitions and canvassing the communities.

The students had two petitions for local residents to sign, one against cuts to the education system and another opposing the sale of the province’s Crown corporations. Meili said the students asked him to join them in Kindersley and he saw it as an opportunity to meet with local people who have been involved with the party for years.

One of the four summer students in town was Travis Hebert, who lived in Kindersley for 11 years before moving away for school.

For more on this story, please see the Aug. 30 print edition of The Clarion.

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