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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.
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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