Saskatchewan Party MLA Grewal not seeking re-election after motel scandal

The Saskatchewan Party announced that MLA Gary Grewal would not be seeking re-election.

Grewal, the MLA for Regina-Northeast, was first elected in the 2020 provincial election and became the first Indo-Canadian elected to the Saskatchewan Assembly.

“It has been an honour to serve the people of Regina Northeast for these past four years,” Grewal said on social media.

His announcement comes after he came under fire for how much money his hotels had charged the Ministry of Social Services.

The Sask. NDP released documents earlier this month listing all the hotels that had received more than $50,000 from the ministry in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

The Sunrise Motel and the Thriftlodge, both hotels in which Grewal has ownership stakes, received a combined $384,178.

He’s the 11th Saskatchewan Party MLA to announce they will not run in the upcoming campaign.

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