Dear Lord, we commit to you Hon Paul Merriman’s leadership. We uplift to you his mandate in taking care of the health system for his constituents. Give him wisdom, Lord, for excellent governance in the fight against the escalating spread of viruses. Bless him and his family. In Jesus name, Amen. “Therefore, love the Lord your God and always keep His mandate and His statutes, ordinances, and commands.” Deuteronomy 11:1
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.