Jesse Todd was born and raised in Saskatoon. He grew up in the Nutana and Eastview neighbourhoods. Jesse is a graduate of Aden Bowman Collegiate as well as the University of Saskatchewan. He has remained active in the community. Jesse coached football at Aden Bowman Collegiate for three years and he has been the coach of the Wallabies Rugby Club for the last 15 years.
Jesse has been an agricultural inspector with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the last 10 years. He is currently on the board of directors with the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-Op. Jesse also sits on the Saskatchewan Asbestos Advisory Committee. Jesse is also the Chair of the Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
Jesse was the driving force behind Howard’s Law, a new law which created an accessible directory of public buildings containing asbestos. The law is the first of its kind in Canada, and makes Saskatchewan a leader in the prevention of asbestos-related diseases. Jesse took up the fight for an asbestos disclosure law from his stepfather, Howard Willems, who had mesothelioma, a disease caused by being exposed to asbestos. Howard’s Law passed shortly after Willems’ death from the disease.
Jesse says the top issues in Saskatoon Eastview are the cost of living exacerbated by a government that keeps asking families to pay extra; the under-utilization of Saskatoon City Hospital; filthy conditions in hospitals because of short staffing; and long waits for health care including emergency room waits, specialist waits and even waits to get into a seniors care home.
Jesse and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of a one year old son.
Contact Jesse’s Campaign:
3002 Taylor St. E., Saskatoon, SK S7H 4J2