Agricultural economist, university instructor and senior policy expert Faycal Haggui will be the New Democrat candidate for Regina Gardiner Park in the 2020 provincial election.
Haggui, a married father of three young children, was nominated by New Democrats in the Regina Gardiner Park constituency this afternoon.
“Faycal is an economist who never loses sight of the real goal of a strong economy: it’s about putting people first,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “He’s going to be an excellent advocate for Regina Gardiner Park families, and a strong voice in the Legislature for building a province that works for everyone.”
Haggui holds a doctorate in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in Economics and Management from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania in Greece. He was born in Tunisia, has called Saskatchewan home for over 20 years, and he’s been settled in Regina Gardiner Park with his wife, Jean, for nearly 15 years. As a dedicated leader, Faycal has served on many local boards, including: The Regina Food Bank, Spring Free from Racism, and Amnesty International.
“It is unacceptable that in a province as rich as Saskatchewan, so many people are falling behind,” said Haggui. “Saskatchewan people deserve so much better, but we see rising food bank usage, over a quarter of our children living in poverty, and the lowest minimum wage in the country.” “It is time for a government that puts people first and that is why I’m proud to stand with Ryan Meili and the New Democrat team.”
Haggui previously contested the constituency for the New Democrats in the 2016 provincial election.