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Gordon Wyant to be Nominated Sunday as Candidate in Saskatoon Northwest

Saskatoon— MLA Gordon Wyant will be nominated Sunday as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Saskatoon Northwest for the next provincial election.

“I would like to thank my constituents very much for their continued encouragement,” Wyant said. “It is very humbling to have that support and I will work hard to keep it.”

Wyant completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in 1985, and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Shortly after convocation, Wyant began practicing law with the firm McKercher LLP, where he became partner and practiced until 2012. He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2009.

Since 2000, Wyant has also been an active public servant. He was elected as trustee for the Saskatoon Public School Board in 2000 and served as chair for two years. He was elected city councillor in Saskatoon for Ward 5 in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2009.

Wyant has served the community in numerous roles over the last 25 years with organizations including the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, past president of the United Way of Saskatoon and founding director of the Children’s Health Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Wyant was elected as the MLA for Saskatoon Northwest in an October 2010 by-election. He was then re-elected in the 2011 provincial election. After the 2011 election, Wyant was appointed Deputy House Leader and on May 25, 2012 was sworn in as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.

Wyant is encouraged by Saskatchewan’s growing economy that continues to lead the nation.

“I’m proud of the economic growth that can be seen across Saskatchewan, and particularly in Saskatoon,” Wyant said. “With this high level of growth come challenges and we’re working hard to meet those challenges within a balanced budget. The 2014-15 Budget makes investments in training to help with our labour market shortage while at the same time making important investments in needed infrastructure and supports for people.”

Wyant is excited to keep Saskatchewan growing and moving forward.

“Saskatchewan has been on the right track under the Saskatchewan Party government,” Wyant said. “Premier Brad Wall is a tremendous leader and I am thrilled to once again be part of the Saskatchewan Party team of women and men for the next provincial election.”

With Wyant’s nomination as the candidate for Saskatoon Northwest, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 20 candidates for the next provincial election.

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Media Advisory: The Saskatoon Northwest nomination meeting is Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Travelodge Hotel – Apollo Room (106 Circle Dr., Saskatoon). Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.

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

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