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Hon. Paul Merriman, Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland

Father, you are the source of all goodness and wisdom, and the One who directs every life. Paul is now in the position of Minister of Health with many responsibilities. So I ask you, Lord, to grant him clarity and wisdom, knowledge and understanding in dealing with the issues regarding health needs and the complexities of the medical system of this province. Give him a listening ear and the ability to act with wisdom in overseeing the various programs and services in our health care field. Bless him in the daily tasks and meet his every need. Asking all this in Jesus Name.  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 Social Services. He has previously served as Government House Leader and Government Whip. He also sits on the Board of Internal Economy. Paul and his wife, Leane Durand, have four children.