Saskatchewan Liberals Appoint Darrin Lamoureux as Interim Leader
The Saskatchewan Liberal Party has appointed a new Interim Leader, Darrin Lamoureux. Lamoureux takes over the leadership role from Greg Gallagher, who has served as the party's Interim Leader since March 2012.
Lamoureux, 46, currently resides in Regina with his wife, Linda, and has two grown children. Born in Winnipeg, Lamoureux spent most of his childhood since 5 years old in Regina and Moose Jaw before returning to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba. In 1991 at the age of 24 he started his own construction company in Vancouver. Following the arrival of his daughter in 1995 he moved his family and business to Winnipeg. He moved back home to Regina in 2011 and is currently contracted as a Project Manager, overseeing construction and renovation of automotive dealerships in Western Canada.
In addition to his entrepreneurial and business background, Lamoureux is also no stranger to politics. He is a long-time supporter of the Liberal Party and his brother Kevin, who was elected as a Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North in 2010, and previously served as a Manitoba Liberal MLA.
Lamoureux says his first priority will be organizing the Saskatchewan Liberal Party across the province. "We must provide every Saskatchewan citizen the opportunity to vote Liberal. Our responsibility is to ensure there is a strong Liberal Party for them to be a part of. Although it will be a challenging task, I believe collectively we will be able to achieve it."
"Despite our province enjoying some of the best economic times in memory, political leadership from the Sask Party and NDP has been in short supply," said Greg Gallagher, outgoing Interim Leader. "We are confident that the leadership of Darrin Lamoureux will help move the Saskatchewan Liberal Party closer to filling that void."
"Our focus in the months to come will be to build on the strong foundation created by Greg and the current executive in strengthening our organizational base, giving us a platform to demonstrate how Liberals would govern differently, from securing our province's financial future, ensuring affordable access to education, heath and seniors care, and providing responsible and transparent government." concluded Lamoureux.
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