Don Morgan

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The Honourable
Don Morgan
QC MLA
Saskatchewan Attorney General Don Morgan.jpg
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Saskatoon Southeast
Assumed office
November 5, 2003
Preceded by Pat Lorje
Deputy Premier of Saskatchewan
In office
August 23, 2016 – February 2, 2017
Preceded by Don McMorris
Succeeded by Gordon Wyant
Personal details
Born 1950/1951 (age 67–68)[1]
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation lawyer

Don Morgan, QC (born 1950 or 1951) is a Canadian provincial politician. He is the Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Saskatoon Southeast. He is also the Minister of Education and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.

Don Morgan was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990. He practiced law from 1979 until 1988, when he became Chairman and CEO of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission. Morgan again practiced law from 1992 to 2007.[2]

Don Morgan was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in 2003. In Opposition, he served as Justice Critic, Deputy Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations, Opposition Deputy House Leader, and served on the Private Members' Bills Committee.[3]

He was reelected in 2007 and appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General (JAG).[4] He also served as Minister responsible for Sasktel during his first term as Cabinet Minister.[5] In June 2010, he was appointed Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS), a role he keeps today.[6] In the May 2012 Cabinet shuffle, he gave up his JAG responsibilities and was appointed Minister of Advanced Education, in addition to his LRWS role.[7] In the Cabinet shuffle of September 2013 Don relinquished his portfolio of Advanced Education, retained his position of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, and added the position of Minister of Education. On August 23, 2016, Don was also appointed Deputy Premier,[8] and in August 2017, he relinquished his Education portfolio and was re-appointed as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.[5] Morgan was replaced as Deputy Premier by Gordon Wyant on February 2, 2018 following a cabinet shuffle due to Scott Moe's appointment as Premier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ City lawyer hopes to bring civility to board Darren Bernhardt of The StarPhoenix. Star - Phoenix [Saskatoon, Sask] 01 Apr 1999: A8.
  2. ^ "Honourable Don Morgan Q.C." Government of Saskatchewan web site. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  3. ^ Morgan, Don. "constituency web site". Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Saskatoon MLAs at cabinet table". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. November 22, 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Don Morgan MLA Website". www.donmorgan.ca.
  6. ^ Government news release. "NEW CABINET TO CONTINUE GOVERNMENT'S GROWTH AGENDA". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Honourable Don Morgan, Q.C. - Government of Saskatchewan Cabinet - Government of Saskatchewan". Government of Saskatchewan.
  8. ^ url=http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2016/august/23/cabinet-shuffle

External links[edit]

Saskatchewan Provincial Government of Scott Moe
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
con'd from Wall Ministry Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
February 2, 2018–present
Incumbent
con'd from Wall Ministry Minister of Justice and Attorney General
February 2, 2018–present
Incumbent
Saskatchewan Provincial Government of Brad Wall
Cabinet posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Russ Marchuk Minister of Education
September 13, 2013–August 30, 2017
Bronwyn Eyre
Rob Norris Minister of Advanced Education
May 25, 2012–September 13, 2013
Rob Norris
Rob Norris Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
June 29, 2010–February 2, 2018
con'd into Moe Ministry
Frank Quennell
Gordon Wyant
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
November 21, 2007–May 25, 2012
August 30, 2017–February 2, 2018
Gordon Wyant
con'd into Moe Ministry