Father, we thank you for the years of service that Doyle Vermette has generously provided to the people of the Cumberland Region. We ask for a renewal of his passion to serve with his whole heart, soul, mind and strength. Father, we ask that you would provide him with insights and knowledge as he assesses and critiques government policies. That you would provide him with an honourable sense of inquiry leading to real improvements in government actions; not only in those areas that Mr. Vermette is the Opposition Critic for, but in other areas as well. Amen.
Doyle was elected MLA for the Cumberland constituency in the June 2008 by-election and re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2020. Of Métis ancestry, Doyle was born and raised in Prince Albert. He made the La Ronge area his permanent home in 1990. Doyle and his wife Sandra have a blended family and their children were raised in La Ronge. He was a member of the Board of Education, Northern Lights School Division/Nortep-Norpac for eight years, serving as board chair for two years. From 2004 until early 2008, Doyle was the acting chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute. As an alderman for Air Ronge from 1994 to 1997, Doyle had a particular passion for expanding recreation and youth programs. Over an eighteen-year period, he served on the boards of the Keewatin Career Development Corporation, the Saskatchewan Water Corporation, the Jim Brady Métis Local #19, and the Kikinahk Friendship Centre. Doyle is the Opposition Whip, the opposition critic for Northern Affairs and Mental Health and Addictions, and the associate critic for Truth and Reconciliation and First Nations and Métis Relations.