November 29, 2016 11:47 am

Saskatchewan Party MLA Roger Parent battling cancer

Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Roger Parent has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Roger Parent, the Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Parent sought medical treatment after not feeling well.

Tests revealed the cancer is widespread.

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Parent was first elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 with just over 50 per cent of the vote.

He has served in a number of positions as a MLA, including the standing committee for human resources, the standing committee for private bills and the special committee on traffic safety.

Prior to entering politics, Parent worked as a business consultant and in project management. He was also involved in a number of community initiatives.

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