Warren McCall will be the NDP’s candidate in Regina Elphinstone-Centre in the next election.
McCall was selected at an uncontested nomination meeting Tuesday evening.
“Warren is a very important member of our team at the legislature, and he plays an incredibly valuable role in Elphinstone-Centre as an advocate and a voice for his community and the families that live there,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting.
“Warren spoke out for the kids at Sacred Heart Community School when this government refused to repair their unusable, crumbling school gym. Warren stood up for students and affordability when the government hiked their tuition yet again. Warren gives voice to those being left behind, ignored or dismissed by this government – and he brings common sense, compassion and reasonable solutions to the table.”
McCall was born, raised and continues to live in North Central Regina, the largest community in Regina Elphinstone-Centre. First elected in a February 2001 by-election, McCall has subsequently been returned to the Legislative Assembly by the people of Elphinstone-Centre in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections.
“People deserve so much better than what they’ve been getting from this government,” said McCall. “What I want for my neighbours, the families of Elphinstone-Centre and for all Saskatchewan people is affordability, strong services and the opportunity for each person to reach their full potential here in Saskatchewan.
“This government is asking families to pay extra far too often while taking big cuts from the services we all count on. From overcrowded and backlogged hospitals to overcrowded classrooms, this government is ignoring what families want and need in order to focus on its pet projects like the multi-million-dollar Lean scheme. That’s just wrong, and I’m so glad to be a part of the movement for making Saskatchewan better for people.”
McCall is the official Opposition Critic for Advanced Education. He is also the critic for Central Services; the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and the Provincial Capital Commission, as well as serving as the critic for the government’s Lean initiative. Previously, he has served as a cabinet minister including in the portfolios of Advanced Education and Employment, and Corrections and Public Safety.
McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History from the University of Regina. Prior to running to serve the people of Saskatchewan and Regina Elphinstone-Centre, he spent time working on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
McCall and his wife Theresa are active community volunteers for a number of organizations and community events, including the Regina Folk Festival, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, the Scott Collegiate Community Council, Canadian Blood Services, the CIBC Run for the Cure, and the North Central Community Association.