Eleven Saskatchewan MLAs are making their final official appearance Friday in the legislature after announcing they will not seek re-election in the 2020 provincial election.
All have served their ridings for at least two terms.
One of those retiring is Dan D’autremont, who is the longest-serving member of the legislature.
He was first elected in 1991 as a Progressive Conservative and is one of the eight founding members of the Saskatchewan Party.
Other Saskatchewan Party members retiring are Nancy Heppner (Martensville-Warman), Greg Brkich (Arm River), Glen Hart (Last Mountain-Touchwood), Herb Cox (The Battlefords), Larry Doke (Cutknife-Turtleford) and Warren Michelson (Moose Jaw North).
Saskatchewan NDP members retiring are Warren McCall (Regina Elphinstone-Centre), David Forbes (Saskatoon Centre), Danielle Chartier (Saskatoon Riversdale) and Cathy Sproule (Saskatoon Nutuna).
“Politics is a partisan calling, but on both sides of the assembly there are people of goodwill who are motivated by essentially the same thing,” Premier Scott Moe said in a statement.
“We all love this province. We all want to build a strong, resilient, inclusive Saskatchewan. On behalf of the entire province, I want to thank my departing colleagues for their sacrifice and commitment as we worked together to build a better Saskatchewan.”
The upcoming provincial election is scheduled for Oct. 26.