Ken Cheveldayoff

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The Honourable
Ken Cheveldayoff
MLA
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Saskatoon Willowgrove
Assumed office
April 4, 2016
Preceded by Riding Established
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Saskatoon Silver Springs
In office
November 5, 2003 – April 4, 2016
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Paul Merriman[1]
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
In office
June 5, 2014 – August 23, 2016
Premier Brad Wall
Preceded by Jeremy Harrison
Succeeded by Paul Merriman
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Nationality Canadian
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Spouse(s) Trish Cheveldayoff (m. 1996)
Occupation businessperson
Religion Free Methodist

Ken Cheveldayoff (born 1965) is a Canadian provincial politician. He is the Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Saskatoon Willowgrove.

Educated at Carleton University in Ottawa, University of Saskatchewan, and Newport University in Southern California, Cheveldayoff holds a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Science (1988) and a Masters of Business Administration (1996). He was a parliamentary page in the House of Commons and won the Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for excellence in Parliamentary Studies.

Prior to being elected to public office, Cheveldayoff worked with Western Economic Diversification as a senior business advisor. He is also the majority shareholder in a real estate company developing several Saskatoon properties.

First elected in November 2003, Cheveldayoff was the Opposition Critic for Finance, Deputy Critic for Learning (Post-Secondary Education), and was a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He also served as Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Services. After being re-elected in 2007 as a member of the government, he was appointed to cabinet as the Minister of Crown Corporations. In a cabinet shuffle in 2009, he became Minister of Enterprise, and in 2010, he was appointed Minister of First nations and Métis relations. On May 25, 2012, Cheveldayoff was appointed Minister of Environment, Responsible for SaskWater and the Water Security Agency.

In 2014, Cheveldayoff was appointed Government House Leader.

With the Cabinet shuffle on August 23, 2016, Cheveldayoff was asked by the Premier to serve as Minister of Parks, Culture, Sport and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission (PSC). He appreciates the opportunity to help Saskatchewan grow as he focuses on tourism enhancement, quality of life and economic growth. In particular, Cheveldayoff looks forward to working with diverse groups and enhancing and promoting the cultural, artistic and recreational areas of Saskatchewan.

Cheveldayoff believes effective representation is about listening to the people you serve, acting on their behalf, knowing your community and working hard to ensure their voices are heard.

Family[edit]

Cheveldayoff is married to the former Trish Lamers and has two children. He is a member of various community organizations and Lakeview Free Methodist Church. His wife Trish is a former news anchor at CFQC-TV. His younger brother Kevin is a former professional hockey player and currently the general manager of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League.

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