Father God, we commit to you the life of Mr Buckley Belanger. Thank you for the authority you’ve given him to help in the building of the community. Father, you formed him with passion and humility; a proven leader with a resilient attitude for decades of service. Make him an example to the incumbents and mentor to other aspiring leaders. May his mission on Highways, Forestry, Global Transportation Hub, and the Regina Bypass manifest according your will, Lord, for the benefit of all. Lord, let wisdom flow upon him as he serves in his Opposition Critic roles. Thanks for his humility. May blessings and protection be upon him and his family in Jesus’ name. Amen
Buckley Belanger was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2020. Buckley has been the NDP’s Deputy Whip, and served as critic for Highways and Infrastructure, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency. In the past, Buckley has served as minister in various portfolios including Northern Affairs, Environment, Community Resources, and Highways and Transportation. Prior to entering provincial politics, Buckley served three terms as mayor of Ile-a-la Crosse from 1988 to 1994. He has also worked as a journalist with the aboriginal publication New Breed and a programmer, producer, and administrator with the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation in La Ronge. He and his wife Beckie have three daughters, Michelle, Kellie, and Taylor.