May 10, 2019 – The Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan has been removed from the provincial register of political parties effective May 10, 2019. A notice to this effect was published in the Saskatchewan Gazette earlier today.
In Saskatchewan, a political party must be registered to incur expenses, solicit and receive contributions, participate in the Province’s political contributions tax credit regime and field candidates for election to the Legislative Assembly. May 9, 2019 was the last day that the Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan could issue tax receipts for contributions.
The removal from the registry was completed pursuant to section 227(1)(c) of The Election Act, 1996 and in relation to the 2018 Regina Northeast by-election.
With the deletion of the Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan, the province now has five registered political parties. More information can be found at www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/political-parties.
Elections Saskatchewan is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly, created to plan, organize, deliver and regulate provincial electoral events for the people of Saskatchewan. Find information for voters, workers, media, candidates and parties at www.elections.sk.ca.
For more information contact:
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications