Gordon Wyant

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The Honourable
Gordon Wyant
QC MLA
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Saskatoon Northwest
Assumed office
October 18, 2010
Preceded by Serge LeClerc
Saskatoon City Councillor
In office
October 22, 2003 – October 18, 2010
Preceded by Peter McCann
Succeeded by Randy Donauer
Constituency Ward 5
Personal details
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Residence Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation Lawyer

Gordon Wyant, QC is a lawyer and politician from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has served elected positions on two levels of government, on the provincial and municipal level. Wyant currently serves as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan since winning a by-election in 2010.[1] He served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General since May 25, 2012, and as Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds since June 5, 2014.[2] On August 23, 2016, in addition to keeping his current duties, he was appointed Minister of Corrections and Policing, and Minister Responsible for SaskPower. He also previously served as Deputy Government House Leader from May 25, 2012.[3] He resigned from Cabinet after announcing on August 25, 2017 that he would be running for the Saskatchewan Party Leadership to replace Premier Brad Wall.[4] He previously served as a member of Saskatoon City Council from 2003 to 2010.[5][6]

He was born and raised in Saskatoon, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and his law degree at the University of Saskatchewan.[7][8] In 2008 he was appointed Queen's Counsel.[9][10] Wyant has also served as a member of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and on the Board of Directors of Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre.[11][12]

Political career

Wyant was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan in a by-election on October 18, 2010, representing the electoral district of Saskatoon Northwest as a member of the Saskatchewan Party.[13] He was re-elected in the 2011 general election.[2] He previously served on Saskatoon City Council, serving in Ward 5 from 2003 until 2010. On August 25, 2017 Wyant announced he was running for the leadership of the Saskatchewan Party.

Personal life

Wyant has four adult children with his wife, Christine Hrudka.[2]

Electoral history

Saskatchewan general election, 2016: Saskatoon Northwest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Gordon Wyant 4,514 65.48 -4.87
New Democratic Dennel Pickering 2,004 29.07 +3.68
Liberal Eric Steiner 254 3.68 +1.68
Green Nylissa Valentine 121 1.75 -0.51
Total valid votes 6,893 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[14][15]
Saskatchewan general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Gordon Wyant 4,761 70.35 +11.40
  NDP Nicole White 1,718 25.39 -7.67
Green Luke Bonsan 153 2.26 -0.09
  Liberal Eric Steiner 135 2.00 -1.03
Total 6,767 100.00
October 18, 2010 By-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Gordon Wyant 3,051 58.95 +5.15
  NDP Jan Dyky 1,711 33.06 +3.38
  Liberal Eric Steiner 157 3.03 -11.73
  Prog. Conservative Manny Sonnenschein 133 2.57 -
Green Larissa Shasko 122 2.35 +0.59
Total 5,175 100.00

References

  1. ^ "Constituency of Saskatoon Northwest By-Election Monday, October 18, 2010". Elections Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on September 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b c https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/cabinet/honourable-gordon-wyant
  3. ^ http://www.saskparty.com/wyant
  4. ^ "Mandryk: Leadership cruise may turn into a rather wild ride". Regina Leader-Post. 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Gord Wyant wins Saskatoon Northwest byelection for Saskatchewan Party". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. October 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-27. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Hamilton, Charles (4 November 2010). "Will By-Election Bring Change to Council Cliques?". Planet S Magazine. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gordon S. Wyant". McKercher LLP. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Gordon Wyant – Saskatoon Northwest – Saskatchewan Party". Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  9. ^ "2008 Queen's Counsel Appointments". Government of Saskatchewan. December 31, 2008. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  10. ^ "Benchers' Digest – Queen's Counsel Ceremony" (PDF). Law Society of Saskatchewan. April 2009. pp. 4–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  11. ^ "Board of Police Commissioners". Saskatoon Police Service. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Credit Union Centre. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Wyant wins Saskatoon Northwest byelection". CBC News. October 18, 2010. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  14. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "2016 General Election Results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
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