Darrin Lamoureux has announced he’s stepping down as leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party.
The announcement was made in Saskatoon to party members at the Saskatchewan Liberal Convention on Saturday.
In a news release, Lamoureux explained that he will continue to be “supportive and positive about the long-term prospects of the Liberal brand in Saskatchewan,” and added that his stepping down will allow for renewal within the party before the next general election.
“I believe that by stepping down and having an open leadership contest, Liberal supporters will have the opportunity to be involved in a meaningful debate to define the party ahead of the 2020 election,” he said.
It’s unclear when an interim leader will be appointed, but the party said it should be announced “soon,” along with further details on next year’s leadership convention.
Lamoureux led the Saskatchewan Liberal Party for the last three years.