HON. CHRISTINE TELL – REGINA WASCANA PLAINS – MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRECTIONS AND POLICING

Father, we pray for MLA: Honourable Christine Tell. Thank You for her tireless work as the minister for Corrections and Policing. Give her a recharge of energy and excitement for the work that she will be doing this Fall. May the people in her constituency and those affected by her focus on corrections and policing continue to be well lead and represented. Grant her family a supernatural  amount of peace and joy throughout the year. Amen. 


Christine was first elected to the legislature as the MLA for Regina Wascana Plains in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. She has served as Minister of Government Services, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. Ms. Tell is currently the Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing. 
Born and raised in Regina, Christine 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. Christine 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 for a seat in the provincial legislature.  


Christine served in the Regina Police Association and the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers for a number of years during her police career. She was elected as president of the Regina Police Association and was the first woman in Canada to lead a major police association. 


Community involvement has been an important role in Christine’s life. She served on the Police Pension Administrative Board; Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Saskatchewan council; Regina Airport Authority – Community Consultative Committee; Regina Business & Professional Women’s Organization; Regina Women’s Network; and, Women of the Dawn, Aboriginal Awards selection committee. 


Christine is married and has two sons.