Sask. Party to elect new leader in January 2018

The Sask. Party will elect a new leader Jan.27,2018.

The convention will be held in Saskatoon

Premier Brad Wall, who announced his retirement from politics on Aug. 10, 2017, is not picking favourites but says he's expecting a competitive race for Saskatchewan Party leader. (CBC)

The Sask. Party will elect a new leader in Saskatoon on Jan. 27, 2018. 

Details of the leadership convention were announced in a news release issued by the party on Saturday.

It says party members will elect a new leader through a one member, one vote system. 

As of Saturday, only two people had thrown their hats into the leadership race: social services minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor and economy minister Jeremy Harrison. 

Candidates have until Nov. 24 to file their nomination papers. They will also be required to pay a $25,000 fee.

The deadline for membership sales for those wanting to vote will be Dec. 8.

Candidates will also have a $250,000 campaign expense limit and will be required to disclose the names of contributors who donate $250 or more. 

The need for the party to elect a new leader came last week when Premier Brad Wall announced he was retiring from politics, but would stay on until his successor is elected.