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Saskatchewan election: Regina Walsh Acres

Global News has declared Saskatchewan Party candidate Derek Meyers elected in the riding of Regina Walsh Acres.

Summary

A new MLA will be elected in Regina Walsh Acres after Saskatchewan Party MLA Warren Steinley resigned his seat after winning the Regina-Lewvan riding for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election.

Boundaries

Regina Walsh Acres includes the neighbourhoods of Regent Park, Walsh Acres and Sherwood McCarthy. The riding stretches from McCarthy Boulevard in the north to 1st Avenue North in the south. It also goes west from Courtney Street and east to Pasqua.

Last Election

Steinley defeated Saskatchewan NDP candidate Gloria Patrick by 582 votes. Turnout in the riding was 58.3 per cent.

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History

The district was called Regina North West until 1995 and Regina Sherwood from 1995 to 2003. The majority of MLAs have been members of the NDP. Lindy Kasperski was the NDP MLA from 1995 to 2003 and Sandra Morin served as the NDP candidate from 2003-2011.

Candidates

NDP: KELLY HARDY

Hardy was born and raised in Regina

Has been a representative in labour relations with a public sector union based in Regina Walsh Acres for the last 10 years.

She earned her bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and her certificate in labour relations from Queens University.

Has served as the director of justice for the M├ętis Nation of Saskatchewan.

She has owned and operated a small business and is currently assisting her partner, Joel, with his Regina-based business.

Hardy has three grown children and one grandchild.

 

Saskatchewan Party: DEREK MEYERS

Began his career working in the southeast Saskatchewan oilfield, eventually moving into the geological exploration and consulting field for a number of years before attending NAIT to study television broadcasting in 2005.

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He spent nearly 10 years at Global Regina covering sports across the province.

Is currently a small business owner in video production services.

Lives in Regina with his children and his partner Laurie.

 

PC Party: KEN GRAY

Was elected leader of the PC Party of Saskatcewah in November 2018 after Rick Swenson stepped down after leading the party for 12 years.

Born in Saskatoon and raised on his family farm near Colonsay.

After graduating from high school, Grey started his post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan before graduating from SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic) from the Special Care Aide program.

Spent nine years working in long-term care before becoming a registered sleep technologist. He then worked for eight years at the sleep disorders centre at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

He is now a supervisor at Regina Paratransit.

Is the father of four children and five grandchildren.

 

Independent: SANDRA MORIN