Gracious Lord, we give you thanks for Honourable Paul Merriman. We thank you that you have raised him up for such a time as this (Esther 4:14). We ask that you would direct his every thought and action with wisdom, with emotional and physical resilience as he fulfills his responsibilities guiding our province through unprecedented health challenges. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, Paul Merriman continues serving his constituency and province following his re-election in 2016. Paul has called Saskatchewan home for nearly thirty years, having lived in Saskatoon since 1994. Born and raised in Toronto, he moved here with his family in 1988. Prior to the 2011 election, Paul was the executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. He was also formerly employed by SaskEnergy for eight years, setting up a province-wide salvage operation of used material. He has also owned and operated two small businesses. Paul is currently the Minister of Health. He has previously served as Minister of Social Services, Government House Leader, and Government Whip. He also sits on the Board of Internal Economy. Paul and his wife, Leane Durand, have four children.