Bill Boyd (Canadian politician)

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Bill Boyd
Leader of the Opposition
In office
Premier Roy Romanow
Preceded by Rick Swenson
Succeeded by Lynda Haverstock
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Kindersley
In office
November 7, 2007 – September 1, 2017
Preceded by Jason Dearborn
Succeeded by Ken Francis
In office
October 21, 1991 – April 4, 2002
Preceded by Bob Andrew
Succeeded by Jason Dearborn
Personal details
Born (1956-08-22) August 22, 1956 (age 62)
Eston, Saskatchewan
Political party Non-affiliated (2017)
Saskatchewan Party (1997-2017)
Other political
Progressive Conservative (1991-1997)
Spouse(s) Lynn[1]
Children 2
Residence Eston, Saskatchewan[1]
Occupation Farmer[1]

Bill Boyd (born August 22, 1956) is a former provincial level politician from Saskatchewan, Canada.[2] He served as a member of the Saskatchewan Legislature from 1991 to 2002 and returned to office in the 2007 Saskatchewan general election, serving until his resignation in 2017.[3]

Boyd was first elected as the member representing the Kindersley electoral district in the 1991 Saskatchewan general election.[3] He defeated two other candidates in a hotly contested race to win his district. Boyd became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan on November 21, 1994.[3] He led the party into the 1995 Saskatchewan general election. The party only won five seats after major scandals from the Progressive Conservative government of Grant Devine had come to light. Boyd was personally re-elected in his district by a wide margin.

Boyd left the Progressive Conservative party in 1997 and to help form the Saskatchewan Party.[3] He was re-elected to his third term in the 1999 Saskatchewan general election winning his largest plurality to date. He stepped down in 2002 vacating his seat.

Boyd returned to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2007 Saskatchewan general election. On November 21, 2007, he was appointed Minister of Energy and Resources and Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs under Premier Brad Wall as well as Minister of the Economy.[3] He served in this position until he resigned from Cabbinet in August 2016.[4]

Boyd announced on August 15, 2017 that he would be retiring from the legislature effective September 1. He was expelled from the Saskatchewan Party caucus on August 28 after being found in conflict of interest over his promotion in China of a scheme to immigration scheme in which Boyd encouraged would be immigrants to invest $300,000 in an irrigation project his company owned in order to qualify as immigrants to Canada. The scheme was operated under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, which Boyd has overseen as Minister of the Economy.[4]

Boyd was found to be using his connections to the Saskatchewan government for personal benefit by the province's conflict of interest commissioner.[4] He was involved in a government land sale scheme that benefited many of his political donors and business associates.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  2. ^ Gale, T.; Group, G. (1999). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Gale Group. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Honourable Bill Boyd". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Leo, Geoff (August 28, 2017). "Sask. MLA booted from caucus over conflict of interest, legal action possible | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  5. ^ Leo, Geoff (September 5, 2017). "Email shows Bill Boyd and premier's office were 'concocting a scheme' to pay too much for GTH land, NDP says | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-10-08.

External links

  • Saskatchewan Party biography
  • Saskatchewan Historical Votes by Constituency Record
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