Donna Harpauer

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Donna Harpauer

Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Humboldt-Watrous
Humboldt (2007-2016)
Assumed office
November 5, 2003
Preceded byArlene Julé
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Watrous
In office
August 16, 1999 – November 5, 2003
Preceded byEric Upshall
Succeeded byRiding Abolished
Personal details
Political partySaskatchewan Party
ResidenceHumboldt, Saskatchewan

Donna Harpauer is a Canadian provincial politician. She is the Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Humboldt.[1]

She was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 1999 election, defeating New Democrat incumbent Eric Upshall. In the 2003 election, Watrous was dissolved and Harpauer was re-elected in the new constituency of Humboldt.


As the Social Services Minister in 2008, it was later revealed that Harpauer had used private email for government-related manners. In one email she told a former campaign staffer "I will hire you by contract if need be to get around the rules defined by the [Public Service Commission]." In a later email to the same person, she stated "The Public Service Commission is getting all crappy about us hiring people without open competition … Blah … Blah … Blah. Lots of fun. I really don't care what they think!!" The former staffer said Harpauer told him to use private email because "we wanted to be free from the freedom of information requests."[2]

In 2018, Harpauer was revealed to have twice stayed at a hotel with her partner on personal trips in which the stay was paid for by the village of Pinehouse. Harpauer did not disclose any gifts or benefits for the stays in her personal disclosure statements.[3]

Cabinet positions[edit]

Saskatchewan Provincial Government of Scott Moe
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
cont'd from Wall Ministry Minister of Finance
February 2, 2018–
Saskatchewan Provincial Government of Brad Wall
Cabinet posts (7)
Predecessor Office Successor
Kevin Doherty Minister of Finance
August 30, 2017–February 2, 2018
cont'd into Moe Ministry
Jim Reiter Minister of Government Relations
August 23, 2016–August 30, 2017
Larry Doke
Jim Reiter Minister of First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs
August 23, 2016–August 30, 2017
Larry Doke
Tim McMillan[4] Minister of Crown Investments
May 25, 2012–June 5, 2014
Don McMorris
Ken Krawetz Minister of Education
June 29, 2010–May 25, 2012
Russ Marchuk
June Draude Provincial Secretary of Saskatchewan
June 29, 2010–November 30, 2011
Wayne Elhard
June Draude
Kevin Yates[5]
Minister of Social Services
June 5, 2014–August 23, 2016
November 21, 2007–June 29, 2010
Tina Beaudry-Mellor
June Draude


  1. ^ Saskatchewan Votes 2003: Humboldt.
  2. ^ "Emails show Sask. minister acted to 'get around the rules' in hiring". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  3. ^ "Finance minister Donna Harpauer to repay hotel stays in Pinehouse financed by village". Star Phoenix. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ as Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation
  5. ^ as Minister of Community Resources

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