Lord, thank you for Hon. Ross and her service and sacrifice to the province as she carries out her duties as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport as well as Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Lord, I pray that Hon Ross will be able to find opportunities to identify and meet the needs of the residents of Saskatchewan. I pray her service would draw more attention and attraction to the beauty of the land in the parks, the richness of the cultural diversity and the benefits of sports in this province. In the course of her role, I pray, that Hon Ross would be able to continue to work to provide equality for women through appropriate policy making and program development. Lord, give Hon Ross the strength to carry out her diverse duties with wisdom and supernatural foresight. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Laura Ross was born and raised on the family farm near Yorkton and attended the University of Regina where she obtained a B.A. in geography and sociology. For more than twenty years, Laura was a licensed realtor in Regina specializing in residential properties. Prior to her success as a realtor, she operated her own catering company and farmed with her husband Terry. Laura was first elected MLA for Regina Qu’Appelle Valley in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2020. Laura currently serves as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and Minister responsible for the Status of Women. She is a member of the caucus Management Committee. Laura is a founding member in the Saskatchewan chapter of Equal Voice and serves as a role model and mentor to young women interested in professional and political lives. Laura was also instrumental in the development of Regina’s first Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project in 2011, and she sat on a committee to spearhead the Habitat for Humanity Mountie House. Laura currently resides in Regina with her husband Terry. They have one son.