SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Liberal Party announced today that Naveed Anwar has been acclaimed as the new leader of the Saskatchewan Liberals. The announcement took place in Saskatoon at an event with local party members and supporters.
Anwar takes over from Tara Jijian, who was serving as interim leader since the fall of 2017.
“I truly appreciate the support shown by the executive and Liberal members to have me lead the Liberal Party into the next provincial election,” said Anwar. “I am looking forward to providing strong leadership to bring a positive kind of politics to Saskatchewan, focusing on ideas that will benefit our province and our people in the long term through economic and social diversity.”
Anwar resides in Saskatoon with his wife, Farah, and children. He is the owner of a tax consulting firm with operations in both Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Anwar grew up in Pakistan, studying statistics and math at the University of Punjab (Lahore) and business at Concordia University in Montreal. He also has a Master Degree in Political Science. He has learned five languages and traveled to 40 countries.
“I’ve traveled extensively, but we’d think of no other place to raise our children than right here in Saskatchewan. It is for them and our future generations that I believe passionately in the need to work together to build a province that is more tolerant, fair, and prosperous so that everyone in Saskatchewan has an opportunity to reach their full potential.”
“I look forward over the coming months to bringing a fresh voice to the political scene in Saskatchewan, and offering a real alternative to voters in the next provincial election,” concluded Anwar.