|MLA for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills|
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||first member|
|Succeeded by||Dave Hanson|
August 13, 1981 |
County of Two Hills No. 21, Alberta
|Residence||Two Hills, Alberta|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
Shayne Saskiw (born August 13, 1981) is Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills in the 2012 provincial election. Saskiw was the Justice and Solicitor General Critic and Deputy House Leader for the Wildrose Official Opposition, from 2012 to 2015. He is currently the co-founder and owner of Edmonton-based transportation network company TappCar.
Born in 1981 and raised in the area of Two Hills, Alberta, Saskiw completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003 and graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2006 with the second highest academic standing in his class. He clerked for the Tax Court of Canada and worked for a tax law boutique firm in Edmonton prior to joining the Vegreville office of Duncan & Craig LLP.
In August 2012, Saskiw and MLA Drew Barnes toured Highway 63 to Fort McMurray, and subsequently released a report called "Getting it Done: An on-the-ground look at twinning and improving safety on Highway 63," calling on government to commit to a timeline to complete the twinning of the highway.
Saskiw was one of the five remaining Wildrose MLAs who had not crossed the floor to join the governing PCs in December 2014. On March 12, 2015, he announced that while he had considered running for the leadership of the party, he was disillusioned with politics and would not be running for re-election in the next general election but would instead try to promote conservative issues outside of party politics.
|Alberta general election, 2012: Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills|
|Progressive Conservative||Ray Danyluk||5,418||42.40%||-28.88%|
|New Democratic||Phil Johnson||706||5.53%||-5.42%|
|Total Valid Votes||12,777|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||99|
|Wildrose notional gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+37.72%|
- Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results
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- "TappCar, Edmonton's newest ride-hailing service, invites Teamsters to organize drivers". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- Darcy Henton's (Calgary Herald Reporter) Twitter
- Duncan & Craig LLP News
- "Wildrose MLAs challenge government on twinning". Fort McMurray Today. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- "Wildrose MLAs author Highway 63 report". Fort McMurray Today. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
- "Wildrose MLA Shayne Saskiw leaving Alberta legislature". CBC News. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
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