Doyle Vermette is the New Democrat MLA for Cumberland.
Of Métis ancestry, Doyle was born and raised in Prince Albert. He made the La Ronge area his permanent home in 1990. Doyle and his wife Sandra have a blended family and their children were raised in La Ronge, where their family is concentrated. In his early years, he worked in the family’s forest industry company, based in Spruce Home, as well as in the service industry in the La Ronge area.
In addition to being active in community service clubs, in the La Ronge Elks, and in the Parent Council of the Gordon Denny Community School since 1996, Doyle has a lengthy record of public activity. He was a member of the Board of Education, Northern Lights School Division/Nortep-Norpac for eight years, serving as Board Chair for two years. From 2004 until early 2008, Doyle was the Acting Chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute. As an alderman for Air Ronge from 1994 to 1997, Doyle had a particular passion for expanding recreation and youth programs. Currently, he is on the board of the Kikinahk Friendship Centre in La Ronge, a board on which he has served for many years.
Over an eighteen-year period, he served on the boards of the Keewatin Career Development Corporation, the Saskatchewan Water Corporation, and the Jim Brady Métis Local #19. While serving on these boards, Doyle completed numerous governance and leadership courses. He is proud of the experience and education he has gained working with and representing the people of the North.