Yogi Huyghebaert

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Lt. Col. (Ret)
D. F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert
O.M.M., C.D.
MLA in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
Incumbent
Assumed office
2000
Preceded by Glen McPherson
Constituency Wood River
Personal details
Born Delwood Frederick Huyghebaert
(1944-05-27) 27 May 1944 (age 70)
Lafleche, Saskatchewan
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Spouse(s) Phyllis
Children 2 sons
Residence Glentworth, Saskatchewan

Delwood Frederick "Yogi" Huyghebaert, O.M.M., C.D. (Lt Colonel-Ret) (born 27 May 1944) is the current Member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding of Wood River, Saskatchewan.[1] He represents the Saskatchewan Party.[2]

Prior to his election to public office, he was a pilot in the Canadian Forces. His most notable duty was as commander of the Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team - 431 Squadron.[2]

In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Military Merit.[2]

In 1997, he ran for the leadership of the fledgling Saskatchewan Party. He finished 3rd among three candidates. In 1999, in his first run at public office, he narrowly lost election in the Wood River constituency as the Saskatchewan Party candidate. On election night, he tied Liberal candidate Glen McPherson. The returning officer cast the deciding vote in favour of McPherson. This result was later thrown out in court and a by-election was ordered. McPherson did not run and Huyghebaert then won a resounding victory. He was re-elected in 2003.[2]

On May 29, 2009, Huyghebaert was appointed to cabinet by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in the role of minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing.[3]

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