Cumberland MLA Doyle Vermette announces he will not be seeking re-election

MLA for Cumberland Doyle Vermette announced that he will not seek re-election in 2024.

“Being the MLA for the Cumberland constituency has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in my lifetime. It has brought me many positives and sometimes many challenges, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Vermette said.

“I have built trust and many relationships with wonderful people, and I hope these relationships will only get stronger as we continue to fight for a better province. I am continually humbled by the overwhelming support from our constituents and will be forever grateful,” he continued.

Vermette was first elected as the MLA in 2008 after being a member of the Board of Education, Northern Lights School Division/Nortep-Norpac for eight years, serving as board chair for two years, serving as the acting chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and an alderman for Air Ronge.

Sask. NDP Leader Carla Beck thanked Vermette for his years of service.

“Doyle’s contributions to his community, the North, and this province are immeasurable, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in this chamber so dedicated to the community he calls home. His advocacy and accomplishments have truly cemented a lasting legacy,” said Beck. “Always quick with a joke, his presence will be sorely missed, and we wish him and his family nothing but the absolute best as he takes on this next chapter of his life.”

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