Ryan Bater

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Ryan Bater
North Battleford City Councillor
Assumed office
October 25, 2012
Leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party
In office
February 21, 2009 – January 31, 2012
Preceded by David Karwacki
Personal details
Political party Saskatchewan Liberal Party
Residence North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Profession Economic Development

Ryan Bater is a Canadian politician, currently a member of city council in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Bater was the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party from February 21, 2009 until January 31, 2012.

Raised in The Battlefords, Ryan Bater was educated at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a degree in business economics. Bater was the general manager of the Battlefords Regional Economic Development Authority for approximately 7 years until March 2009.

Political career[edit]

Provincial politics[edit]

During the 2007 provincial election, Bater ran as the Liberal candidate in the constituency of The Battlefords, placing third behind the NDP and Saskatchewan Party candidates with 13.36% of the vote.

On June 25, 2009, Bater announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party, after the resignation of David Karwacki.[1] At the close of nominations on August 15, 2008, Bater was the sole candidate to have officially entered the leadership race. His official status as leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party was confirmed at the Saskatchewan Liberal Party Convention on February 21, 2009.[2]

During his first summer as leader of the Saskatchewan Liberals, Bater undertook an outreach tour across Saskatchewan focusing on rural communities.[3] In the 2011 provincial election, Bater again ran in the constituency of The Battlefords. He placed third behind the Saskatchewan Party and NDP candidates, with 11.8% of the vote.[4] On January 31, 2012, Bater announced his resignation.[5]

Municipal politics[edit]

Bater successfully ran as a candidate for city council in North Battleford in the 2012 Saskatchewan municipal elections.[6]


  1. ^ Nickel, Rod (June 25, 2008). "Bater announces Liberal leadership bid". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ Warick, Jason (August 23, 2008). "Use surplus to pay debt, Bater says". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ ""Round Our Way" 2009 Summer Tour". Saskatchewan Liberal Party. 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  4. ^ "The Battlefords". Saskatchewan Votes 2011 (CBC News). November 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Sask. Liberal leader resigns". CBC News. January 31, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Around Saskatchewan, some election surprises". CBC News. 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2013-09-04.