Hon. Greg Ottenbreit appointed new Saskatchewan Minister of Highways and Infrastructure


August 14, 2019 | Category: Government Appointments


Regina, SK – August 13, 2019 – Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced changes to his Cabinet on August 13, 2019. “Our cabinet and caucus will continue to deliver on the priorities of our constituents while continuing consultations as we renew our government’s plan for growth as we look ahead to 2030,” said Moe.

Hon. Greg Ottenbreit (MLA for Yorkton) was appointed Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, as well as Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency.

Hon. Lori Carr (MLA for Estevan) becomes Minister of Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission.

Minister Ottenbreit was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. He previously served as Minister of Rural and Remote Health and has also served as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services (Community-Based Organizations initiative), the Minister of Environment (Recycling), and to the Premier (Vulnerable Youth). He has also served as Chair of the Caucus Standing Policy Committee on Human Services as well as the Standing Committee on Human Services. He served as Deputy Government Whip and was appointed as Whip in May of 2012.

More information: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2019/august/13/premier-announces-cabinet-changes

WESTAC looks forward to continuing our work with the Government of Saskatchewan and Minister Ottenbreit.

Hon. Greg Ottenbreit Biography:

Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Born in Regina, Greg is a long-time resident of Yorkton and has always been involved in his community. Prior to being elected, Greg owned and operated Ottenbreit Waste Systems, a private environmental and waste disposal business. He is an avid motorsports enthusiast and commercial pilot.

Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for over 32 years. They have two daughters. In 1998, Greg and Leone started "Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer" – an event that encourages volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity is named in honour of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5. Over $800,000 has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. In recognition of these efforts, they received the Community Merit Award in 2016, presented by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce.

Because of their community involvement and volunteerism, Greg and Leone were recognized in 2005 with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Greg was recognized again in 2012 with the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the highest honour presented by the Kinsmen of Canada.