Saskatchewan

Cross seeks to lead Sask. Green Party

A controversial candidate for the Green Party of Saskatchewan is now running for party leader.

A controversial candidate for the Green Party of Saskatchewan is now running for party leader.

Brendan Cross, candidate for Regina Rosemont, made headlines when he ran naked through Regina city hall last year. He was put on two years probation after appearing in court and pleading guilty to assault and other charges.

It wasn't his first run-in with the law. He had previously been in court for exposing himself to women.

Cross says he suffers from bipolar disorder but believes he can work past his notoriety.

"I would certainly believe that progress would discount those barriers, and allow me, even with a criminal record and a mental health history, that I could certainly be given a chance," he said.

Former leader Larissa Shasko stepped down from the Green Party last week. Victor Lau was named the interim leader.

The provincial Greens will hold a leadership convention on Sept. 25.

The general provincial election is Nov. 7.

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