Eric Olauson

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Eric Olauson
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Saskatoon University
Assumed office
April 4, 2016
Preceded by Riding Established
Saskatoon City Councillor for Ward 8
In office
Constituency Ward 8
Personal details
Political party Saskatchewan Party

Eric Olauson is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan in the 2016 provincial election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Saskatoon University as a member of the Saskatchewan Party. Prior to his election, he was the Ward 8 councillor on Saskatoon City Council for less than a full term. He currently serves on the Standing Committee For Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice, Standing Committee on Human Services, Standing Committee on Private Bills, Caucus Committee for Municipal Cooperation and the Caucus Management Committee.

Olauson was one of several candidates during the 2016 election who were previously convicted of drunk driving. Olauson's two convictions were from 1992 and 1993 and were not disclosed during his time as a city councilor.[2]

Shortly after his election to provincial office, Olauson was reprimanded for his social media activity, which included liking a Facebook post about "slapping the shit" out of political opponents and liking a Facebook page called the "Boobszone." As a result of this, the Sask Party government temporarily ordered Olauson to stay off of social media and removed him from a committee seat.[3]

In April 2017, Olauson was dropped from the board for the Meewasin Valley Authority after it was reported he had ordered a background check on a constituent voicing her concerns regarding cuts to libraries and municipal funding. Olauson had accidentally hit "reply all" instead of just reply when emailing his assistant to instruct her to perform the check. The email stated that his ensuing response would be "epic." [4]

As the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Olauson receives an additional $3,000 salary top up from the Saskatchewan Party, aside from the base pay for Members of the Legislative Assembly, which is $96,183, despite there being no record or reports of work done in this position.[5]

Prior to his early departure from Saskatoon City Council, Olauson charged the city $440 for four football jerseys, billed as a supposed communication expense.[6] In 2015, he voted against the Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission's proposal to end corporate and union donations, which was rejected in a 7-4 vote by the city council.[7]


  1. ^ "Saskatchewan election: Big wins and losses". CBC News, April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Political leaders defend five candidates with DUI charges". Saskatoon Star Phoenix, March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "MLA Eric Olauson removed from committee position after 'liking' social media post, NDP calls for resignation". CBC News, August 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "'I mistyped': Saskatoon MLA Eric Olauson regrets ordering background check on constituent". CBC News, April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Premier Scott Moe continuing $3K legislative secretary top-ups for 13 MLAs". CBC News, May 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Phil Tank: Election suggests allowance gave incumbents a big edge". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  7. ^ "'Large sums of money': Group wants corporate and union donations banned from 2020 city election". CBC News, May 22, 2018.
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