Regina— Saskatchewan Party MLA and Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing Christine Tell will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Regina Wascana Plains for the next provincial election.
“I am truly humbled to represent the people of Regina Wascana Plains,” said Tell. “It is an exciting time to be in Saskatchewan and I am honoured to represent people that are part of that growth. Their energy, passion and commitment to our city and province are what make me want to continue to represent them in the Legislature.”
Born and raised in Regina, Tell graduated from Miller High School before receiving a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma from Wascana Institute (SIAST). After working as a psychiatric nurse for a time, she entered and graduated from the Saskatchewan Police College. She joined the Saskatoon Police Service and worked there for three years before joining the Regina City Police. Tell rose to the rank of Sergeant and was in charge of Central Operations prior to taking a leave of absence to run as a candidate in the 2007 provincial election.
Community involvement has played an important role in Tell's life. She has been involved with numerous organizations including: President, Regina Police Association for six years; served on the Police Pension Administrative Board; Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Saskatchewan Council; Regina Airport Authority - Community Consultative Committee; Regina Business & Professional Women's Organization; Regina Women's Network; and, Women of the Dawn, Aboriginal Awards selection committee.
Tell was first elected to the Legislature as the MLA for Regina Wascana Plains in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. She has served as Minister of Government Services, Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and as the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport.
In May 2012, Premier Brad Wall appointed Tell as the Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing. She is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on the Saskatchewan Child and Family Agenda and a member of the Sub-Committee on Public Sector Bargaining.
Tell is excited about the unprecedented growth that can be seen across Saskatchewan as well as in her constituency of Regina Wascana Plains.
“I am really excited about the Regina Bypass project,” Tell said. “The announcement of $200 million of funding from the P3 Canada Fund will help ease some of the traffic issues that we see in east Regina. The bypass will even open to traffic years earlier by using the P3 model, rather than the traditional delivery model.”
With Tell’s nomination as the candidate for Regina Wascana Plains, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 22 candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Regina Wascana Plains nomination meeting is Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Arcola East Community Centre (3860 Buckingham Dr., Regina). Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.