Harold Martens

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Harold Arthur Martens (b. September 8, 1941[1]) is a rancher, farmer and former political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Morse from 1982 to 1995 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Progressive Conservative.

He was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan, the son of Eugene and Lydia Martens. Martens served on the council for the rural municipality of Saskatchewan Landing, serving as reeve from 1977 to 1978. He was also a member of the senate for the University of Regina. Martens served in the Saskatchewan cabinet as Associate Minister of Agriculture and Food. After the Devine government was defeated, he served as deputy opposition leader and opposition finance critic. Martens retired from provincial politics in 1995 and returned to ranching.[1]

Martens was ordered to repay $5,850 after being found guilty in the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative fraud scandal of the 1980s.[2]

He went on to serve as reeve for the rural municipality of Excelsior. As of 2006, he was living in Swift Current.[1] Martens later served as president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Harold Martens fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Fraudsters repay public debt". CBC News. January 25, 2000. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Profiting through Productivity after 99 Years in the Industry" (PDF). Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. May 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-31. [permanent dead link]