June 21, 2017

Jennifer Campeau To Step Down as Saskatoon Fairview MLA

Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau today announced she is leaving politics to accept a position with mining company Rio Tinto.

“It has been a tremendous honour to be elected twice by the people of Saskatoon Fairview and to serve as their representative in the Legislature,” Campeau said.  “I have enjoyed my time as an MLA and continue to strongly support the leadership of Premier Brad Wall and our Saskatchewan Party government.  But the time has come for me to move on to a different opportunity.”

Wall said Campeau has been a great MLA and a valued member of the Saskatchewan Party team.

“Jennifer has been a strong voice for Saskatoon Fairview,” Wall said.  “Fairview is a difficult seat for our party to win, and Jennifer won it twice, which speaks to the job she has done and the respect her constituents have for her.

“We will miss her voice in our caucus, but I certainly wish her all the best in her new career.”

Campeau was elected twice in very close races, winning by 247 votes in 2011 and 182 votes in 2016.  She served as Minister of Central Services from 2014 to 2016.  Since 2016, she has been the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education for First Nations Student Achievement.

Campeau’s resignation is effective June 25, 2017.  A byelection will be held within six months of that date to fill the vacant seat.