Father, we thank you for the dedication that Doug Steele has for the people of Saskatchewan. We pray that the knowledge and wisdom that you have poured out into his life will be a shining light for the younger and less experienced MLAs. Father, let his voice reach those who are searching for guidance. Father, bless his family and their efforts as they support each other and their community. In Jesus’s mighty name we pray. Amen.
From manager of a local elevator to the Marketing Manager of an inland terminal, Doug worked in the grain industry for 19 years. He served on numerous committees in southwest Saskatchewan including the Southwest Municipal Government committee and the Southwest Area Transportation committee. Doug was Chair of the Crown Lands Appeal Board and, over the years, has served on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, sat on the SaskDocs (Physician Recruitment) committee, Rural Economic Development committee, MREP (Municipal Roads for the Economy Program) committee, and many other SARM-appointed committees. Doug was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Doug was elected MLA for Cypress Hills in the April 2016 provincial election and again in 2020. Doug and his wife Phyllis own and operate a fourth-generation family farm and have three grown children and two grandchildren.