Tanya Dunn-Pierce has been chosen by New Democrats in the Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood constituency to be their candidate in the next election.
“Tanya is going to be a fantastic MLA,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting Thursday evening. “She’s been an effective force in her community work – building opportunities for families to access health care services, affordable housing and opportunity. As an MLA, she’s going to be an advocate who gets things done for the people of Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood, and for all Saskatchewan families.”
Dunn-Pierce holds a masters’ degree in community health and epidemiology, and is a health-care manager. Born and raised in Saskatoon, for years she has been playing key roles in initiatives that aim to reduce poverty, build social inclusion, and promote grassroots leadership. Recently, she was honoured with the City of Saskatoon’s Living in Harmony Award and she is a past recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. With her husband, she’s also raising two teenage daughters.
"Cam Broten believes all Saskatchewan people should be feeling the benefits of our province's prosperity, and that really resonates with me,” said Dunn-Pierce. “In a province as prosperous as ours, we should be able to tackle poverty and build healthy communities. We should have the best schools in the country, for all our kids. We should be able to deliver affordable housing. And seniors should be able to count on dignity and security in their retirement.
“We need a government that is focused on the priorities of Saskatchewan people today, and is fully committed to making life better for people."