Harrison withdraws from leadership race, supports Scott Moe

Scott Moe during a visit to Prince Albert this year. Arthur White-Crummey/Daily Herald

Scott Moe hadn’t even formally launched his leadership campaign when he got a major endorsement, with Jeremy Harrison ending his own run to support his fellow MLA.

“I will be withdrawing my name from the Saskatchewan Party leadership contest and throwing my support behind Scott Moe,” the former Economy Minister said in a press release.

Moe, MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook and former Environment Minister, is expected to announce his candidacy to replace Premier Brad Wall as Sask. Party leader at 10 a.m. Friday.

Harrison said he is confident that Moe will “fight the federal carbon tax with every tool at our province’s disposal.” He also commended Moe for his commitment to “ethics and accountability.” During his two-week run, Harrison promised to bring “sweeping changes” to ethics rules, modernize the Conflict of Interest Act and sell the Global Transportation Hub.

“Scott is a longtime friend and the candidate in this race who most closely shares my values and principles,” Harrison said.