Cathy Sproule, the MLA for Saskatoon Nutana, will run again in the next provincial election.
Sproule was chosen, uncontested, at a nomination meeting Monday.
"Cathy has been an incredibly valuable member of my team," said NDP Leader Cam Broten. "She hit the ground running with several critic portfolios as soon as she was elected, and is a constant advocate and powerful voice for the families of Nutana. She is a tireless representative, always thinking of how to make life better for Saskatchewan families."
Broten said Sproule’s excellent relationship with Nutana residents has made her community office an open door for people’s ideas or concerns, and to come to Sproule for help.
Sproule was born and raised on a farm in southern Saskatchewan. She worked as a lawyer for the federal government as an aboriginal law specialist prior to being elected. She co-founded the Ness Creek Music Festival as well as the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival, and organizes music workshops, concerts and dances around the province, celebrating an aspect of Saskatchewan’s culture. She is an accomplished fiddle player, and the house accompanist for the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra.
Cathy is bilingual and holds bachelor degrees in Education, Law and Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. She co-owns Ness Core Ventures, a small business that operates the Nesslin Lake Campgrounds and the Ness Creek Site. Cathy has two sons.
She’s currently the deputy caucus chair and the official Opposition critic for Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Environment, SaskPower, Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, SLGA, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Francophone Affairs and the Provincial Secretary.
"I’m so honoured to have the confidence and the nomination of the Nutana New Democrats again," said Sproule. "What I hear from families in our communities is that the province is doing well, but people just aren’t benefitting enough. The cost of living is eating up gains they’ve made, and the services they count on are getting weaker – like Saskatoon’s hospitals, which are overcrowded, filthy and literally crumbling. It’s time to use today’s strong economy to make life better for everyone."