will give him a keen sharp mind to quickly learn the ropes of his new
ministerial role. Give him great staff and healthy relationships. We ask that
the advanced education initiatives within the province would be successful at
meeting the intentions they were designed for, and that you would guide him to
make any necessary changes to take it even further. Bless him and his family
with health and prosperity. Amen.
Ken was elected as MLA for
the Canora-Pelly constituency in 1995. In 1997, he and seven other MLAs formed
the Saskatchewan Party, and Ken served as the interim leader till 1998. From
1997 to 1999, he served as the Leader of the Opposition.
Since 1998, Ken has served as Deputy Leader of the Saskatchewan Party. After
his re-election in 2007, Ken was appointed as Deputy Premier and served as
Minister of Education. In June 2010, while remaining Deputy Premier, he was
appointed as the Minister of Finance.
Ken has lived in the Canora-Pelly area for all of his life. In 1972, he started
his eleven year teaching career in Invermay. In 1983, he became a business
owner and operated an insurance brokerage for ten years.
Ken’s long history of serving his community began when he was first elected to
the Canora School Division Board of Education in 1985 and he served as
chairperson for nine years. In 1988, he was elected to the Executive of
Saskatchewan School Trustees Association and served as president in 1991-92 and
past president from 1993-94.
Ken and Gail have two children. Their son Bryce and his wife Olivia reside in
Yorkton with grandchildren Willow and Scarlett. Their daughter Lindsay and her
partner Barney reside in Calgary.