Rod Gantefoer

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Rod Gantefoer
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Melfort
Melfort-Tisdale (1995-2003)
In office
June 21, 1995 – November 7, 2011
Preceded by Carol Carson
Succeeded by Kevin Phillips
Saskatchewan Minister of Finance
In office
November 21, 2007 – June 29, 2010
Premier Brad Wall
Preceded by Pat Atkinson
Succeeded by Ken Krawetz
Personal details
Born (1947-05-15) May 15, 1947 (age 72)
Watson, Saskatchewan
Political party LiberalSaskatchewan Party
Residence Melfort, Saskatchewan

Rod Gantefoer SOM (born May 15, 1947) is a Canadian provincial politician.[1] He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1995 to 2011, representing the constituencies of Melfort-Tisdale from 1995 to 2003 and Melfort from 2003 to 2011.

Originally elected as a Liberal,[2] he became part of the Saskatchewan Party caucus in 1997.[3] In April 1998, Gantefoer was a candidate for the Saskatchewan Party leadership,[4] but was defeated on the second ballot by Elwin Hermanson.[5]

After the Saskatchewan Party's victory in the 2007 election, he was appointed Minister of Finance and Government House Leader.[6]

Gantefoer announced in February 2010 that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease,[7] and later announced that he would not run in the 2011 election.[8] He was shuffled out of cabinet on June 29, 2010.[9]


  1. ^ Quiring, B.; University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. p. 84. ISBN 9780889771659. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ "Grit opposition disintegrates". Calgary Herald. August 8, 1997.
  3. ^ "Liberals, PCs combine to offer new voice; want Opposition status". The Globe and Mail. August 9, 1997.
  4. ^ "Three seek party leadership". The Globe and Mail. February 12, 1998.
  5. ^ "Ex-Reformer to head Saskatchewan Party". The Globe and Mail. April 21, 1998.
  6. ^ "Wall becomes 14th premier". The Leader-Post. Regina. November 22, 2007. Archived from the original on December 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  7. ^ "Sask. finance minister has Parkinson's". CBC News. February 10, 2010. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan finance minister won't run again". The Globe and Mail. June 23, 2010. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  9. ^ "Sask. gets new finance minister". CBC News. June 29, 2010. Retrieved 2015-12-14.

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