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Don McMorris to be Nominated Today as Candidate for Indian Head-Milestone

Pilot Butte — MLA Don McMorris will be nominated this evening as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Indian Head-Milestone for the next provincial election.

“I want to thank the constituents of Indian Head-Milestone for their continued support,” McMorris said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to represent them as their Saskatchewan Party candidate in the next election.”

McMorris was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in September of 1999. He was re-elected in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 provincial elections.

“I am humbled to be a part of the team that comprises the Saskatchewan Party government,” McMorris said. “We are very fortunate here in Saskatchewan, and our responsible, forward thinking government will help support the continued success of our province.”

McMorris was appointed as the Minister of Health in 2007, and was one of Canada’s longest serving health ministers. He has also served as the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and the Minister Responsible for the Information Services Corporation.

Just today, Premier Brad Wall appointed McMorris as the Minister of Crown Investments. He was also appointed as the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for the Lean Initiative.

McMorris is proud of the Saskatchewan Party government’s record; particularly the surgical wait time initiative and upgrading the highway system.

“I am pleased with the success of the surgical wait time initiative,” McMorris said. “We have increased investments in healthcare so that 87% of patients receive surgery within six months in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.

“Our government is also funding the largest infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history. The Regina Bypass will increase road safety while also improving transportation efficiencies to support our growing economy.”

McMorris feels that Premier Brad Wall is an exceptional leader.

“The Premier has proven time over time that he has his finger on the pulse of the province,” McMorris said. “Under his leadership, I believe we can govern the province in a direction where we can all watch Saskatchewan grow like it deserves to grow.”

With McMorris’s nomination as the candidate for Indian Head-Milestone, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 33 candidates for the next provincial election.

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Media Advisory: The Indian Head-Milestone nomination is Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Golden Sunset Recreation Club, 222 Diamond Pl. Pilot Butte, SK.

Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m.

For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.

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