Cam Goff was nominated as the Saskatchewan New Democrat candidate for Arm River this evening. Goff was one of five Saskatchewan NDP candidates nominated tonight as members across the province voted virtually, in a historic first. Goff won a contested nomination with members voting online or by phone.
“The kindness and strength shown by Saskatchewan people through this crisis has been so encouraging,” said Goff. “But the difficulties rural folks face here because of government decisions can’t go unstated. This must be a wake-up call: we need a government that shows the same kindness and strength Saskatchewan people have shown— a government that puts people first.”
Cam Goff is a father, husband, long-time farmer and small business owner living and working in rural Saskatchewan. Cam has farmed full-time for almost fifty years and today operates a grain farm northeast of Hanley with his two brothers. His first involvement in farm politics came when he was elected as a director of the Canadian Wheat Board until the Harper government dismantled it. After that, Cam served as the first-ever chair of the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, stepping down just this year. Cam and his wife, Bev, owned the Shell service station in Hanley, a venture they built up over the years to service their community and sell farm supplies. Together, Cam and Deb have three kids.
“Cam is a longstanding pillar of his community who knows what it takes to put people first,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “He brings with him the kind of courage and wisdom that only makes our team better.”
Cam Goff, along with the four other candidates nominated this evening, brings the Saskatchewan NDP to thirty-six nominated candidates for the 2020 provincial election.