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MLA: Buckley Belanger – Athabasca

Dear Lord. Thank you for
Buckley Belanger and his long dedication to the work of the Legislature and the
people of Saskatchewan. We pray that this would be a season of deeper
introspection for him. May he learn from his own experiences and adjust in order
to be more intentional with the people he loves. Bless him in his work at the
Legislature and in his personal life. Amen.

Buckley Belanger was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 and 2016.

Today, Buckley is the NDP’s Deputy Whip, and serves 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.