Saskatchewan MLA Jennifer Campeau stepping down to take job with mining company

REGINA — A Saskatchewan member of the legislature and former cabinet minister has announced she is leaving politics effective Sunday.Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau says she has accepted a position with mining company Rio Tinto in British Columbia.Campeau says it’s been an honour to represent the constituency, but the time has come to move on to a different opportunity.Campeau was elected twice in very close races: she won by 247 votes in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 by 182 votes.She served as central services minister from 2014 to 2016, and has most recently been legislative secretary in the Education Ministry for First Nations student achievement.Premier Brad Wall says Campeau winning a difficult seat twice for the Saskatchewan Party speaks to the job she has done and to the respect her constituents have for her.A byelection must be held within six months to fill the vacant seat. read more

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