Cam Broten appointed Saskatchewan Egg Producers executive

Former Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten is the new executive director of Saskatchewan Egg Producers.

Broten is the former leader of the provincial NDP

Former Sask. NDP leader Cam Broten announcing his resignation in April. (Andree-Anne Cote-St-Laurent/CBC News)

Former Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten is the new executive director of Saskatchewan Egg Producers (SEP).  

The marketing group for the egg industry announced on Tuesday it had appointed Broten to the role. 

"Under the executive leadership of Mr. Broten, SEP embarks on an exciting new phase that will see our industry continue to grow and progress to meet future challenges," said the statement.  

Broten is a former MLA who stepped down as the leader of the Saskatchewan NDP after losing his seat of Saskatoon Westview in the provincial election in April.  

Cam Broten speaks to NDP supporters on election night in April. (CBC)

Broten lost his seat to Saskatchewan Party MLA-elect David Buckingham by 232 votes.

The election was seen as a disappointment for the NDP as a whole. The party only captured 10 seats, in stark contrast to the 51 seats won by the Saskatchewan Party.

The SEP, whose slogan is "Get Cracking", describes itself as the egg marketing entity for regulated egg farmers in the province.

According to its website, the SEP ensures consumers receive high-quality Saskatchewan eggs, and that farmers get fair returns based on the cost of producing eggs in Canada.  

The Saskatchewan NDP's website says Broten has previously worked as a health policy manager for the Saskatchewan Medical Association and a policy analyst at Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation. It says he has served as an elected board member with the Saskatoon Co-op.

He was not available to be interviewed today. 

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