FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2019
Regina, SK — Christine Tell was acclaimed as the Saskatchewan Party Candidate for the constituency of Regina Wascana Plains for the 2020 provincial election. Tell is currently the MLA for Regina Wascana Plains and serves as the Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing.
“It’s an honour to receive the support of Saskatchewan Party members to represent our party once again in Wascana Plains,” said Tell. “Even more, to be able to represent all constituents in Wascana Plains is something that may be the greatest honour of my life. I’m really looking forward to the 2020 election.”
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.
Tell pointed to the continued growth in Regina as one of the highlights since 2007, especially the substantial growth in Wascana Plains, which includes White City and Emerald Park east of Regina.
“When I was first elected, the growth we’ve seen in Regina and communities like White City and Emerald Park was unheard of,” said Tell. “While the NDP never focused on growth and never thought it could happen, the Saskatchewan Party has always tried to grow our communities to create a better quality of life. I look forward to continuing with that success as we move towards the 2020 election and beyond.”
With Tell’s nomination, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 24 candidates for the next provincial election.
The next nomination meeting will be held tonight, February 6, 2019, in the constituency of Yorkton.