Saskatchewan

Former Sask. Party MLA in Kindersley returns to challenge incumbent Bill Boyd

A former Saskatchewan Party MLA is returning to politics, but not to help his former party.

Jason Dearborn makes criminal complaint, calls for RCMP investigation

The incumbent in Kindersley, Bill Boyd, will face off against another former MLA for the area, Jason Dearborn, who plans to run as an independent.

A former Saskatchewan Party MLA is returning to politics, but not to help his former party.

Jason Dearborn announced Thursday afternoon on the steps of the provincial Legislature that he will run as an independent to challenge the incumbent, Bill Boyd, in the constituency of Kindersley.

It's the constituency which Dearborn held for the Saskatchewan Party during Boyd's leave from politics, between 2002 and 2007.

Dearborn said he is running because angry constituents want an alternative to voting for Boyd in this election, after reports of Boyd's involvement in a controversial land sale west of Regina at the government's Global Transporation Hub. 

Dearborn spent part of the morning at the RCMP's commercial crimes division making a statement about those dealings and asking the police force to investigate.

In that statement, Dearborn outlines his "serious concerns" with regard to the transactions first reported by the CBC iTeam. 

Dearborn's statement notes that the dealings at the Global Transportation Hub are being investigated by the provincial auditor, but he asks police to consider a criminal investigation of fraud, as well as breach of trust among other offences.

Dearborn's own political career has not been without controversy. He was notoriously known for saying in 2005 that then-Premier Lorne Calvert should be a candidate to be shot over restructuring rural school divisions.

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