Rebuilding for the Future

Like all New Democrats, I was frustrated with the results of the last provincial election. We were unable to significantly increase our presence in the legislature and get our party back on the road to government. Nonetheless, opportunity can come out of disappointment in politics. We now have the occasion to rethink how we do things and make necessary changes to strengthen us going into the next election.

I am running for President of the Saskatchewan NDP because I believe that I have the expertise and experience to rebuild our party for the future. I hope that you will support me as we begin the process of revitalizing and renewing our party.




  • Professor of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
  • Author or Co-Author of over 20 academic books and articles
  • Over 700 media interviews as an expert on elections and campaigning
  • Invited as a guest speaker to numerous NDP and labour events
  • Written reports for think tanks such as the Broadbent Institute, Upstream, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and currently sitting on the Board of Directors of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation.

Launching Remain Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan

Election night 2016





  • Active in the party for 20 years as member of various riding executives and holding positions such as member of the Saskatchewan NDP Provincial Executive, member of the Saskatchewan NDP Provincial Council, member of the NDP Federal Council, Communications Director of the New Democratic Youth of Canada, and Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats.
  • President of York University Graduate Students’ Union and activist with the Canadian Federation of Students.
  • Long time labour activist with CUPE as a shop steward and Vice-President of a Local 4600. Currently, executive member and chair of the political action committee of the Saskatoon & District Labour Council.
  • Helped newcomers integrate into Canadian society as a member of the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Open Door Society and involved in civic politics as member of the City of Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee.
  • Encouraged women’s involvement in politics as a member of the executive of Equal Voice Saskatchewan and served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Felix Le Chat Childcare Center in Saskatoon.
  • Recipient of the 2016 Labour Community Service Award given by the United Way of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon & District Labour Council.
  • Proud member of the Saskatoon's Francophone Community

1997 Saskatchewan Young New Democrat Convention

Citizenship test preparation class (2009)





To rebuild our party, we have to re-think the way that we do things and not be afraid to embrace wide-ranging change.

As President, I will have three priorities as we rebuild our party for the future.

  • Review the party’s constitution, internal governance, and membership policies with an eye to updating them to reflect the realities of the 21st century.
  • Provide ridings associations with the tools and resources that need to revitalize our grassroots NDP organization.
  • Modernize fundraising to ensure that our next leader has the financial means to win the next election and become the Premier of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan NDP Provincial Council (2017)

Cypress Hills-Grasslands NDP Annual General Meeting (2017)










The next President of the Saskatchewan NDP will be elected by delegates at the party’s upcoming convention to be held on October 21 to October 23 in Saskatoon at TCU Place.

To become a delegate, you must be elected by your local riding association at its Annual General Meeting.

To pledge your support for my candidacy, please fill out the form below.

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Dave’s energy, perception, and vision will contribute much to a movement that needs his vigorous enthusiasm driving its renewal.



In my years of knowing Dave, I have found him trustworthy and fully committed to progressive politics. Dave provides the leadership, knowledge, and vision that our party needs as we work together to regain government.



Dave was a great help to me in my last campaign as my E-day organizer. He really understands how elections work and his knowledge will be a valuable asset to our party as we build towards the next election.



Dave’s experience, leadership and understanding of the issues facing Saskatchewan families are extremely important assets as the party undergoes renewal and revitalization.



Dave has been very helpful to us in Prince Albert, and has a very good understanding of what has to be done to strengthen our federal and provincial organizations in Saskatchewan



I respect Dave's knowledge about Saskatchewan politics. He understands the importance of good data and can modernize our campaigns.




Dave McGrane has the experience and the knowledge of Saskatchewan politics to get our party back on track to government. I am proud to support Dave for President of the SK NDP.



I pleased to endorse Dave for President of the NDP. I know that he will provide excellent direction for the future of the party.



Dave McGrane has always been destined to be a leader in public policy. I am proud that he running to undertake this formidable job and I know he will be an outstanding Change Maker for our party and our province.



I am proud of my friend Dave McGrane for deciding to seek the presidency of our party. He has both the policy knowledge and political instincts to help lead our party back to government.



I have known Dave since 2007. Through our many interactions I have come to know that Dave is full of ideas for building our movement as well as strengthening our electoral strategies. But Dave is more than just ideas, he is a doer. That is what makes me the most excited about Dave becoming our party president. We need to implement new ways of engaging with people to build our movement. Dave not only has the ideas but also the follow-through to ensure this happens.”


Please do not hesitate to contact me about any aspect of the NDP or my Presidential Campaign.