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Ralph Goodale is the Liberal candidate and current Member of Parliament for Regina – Wascana and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Ralph earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina and his L.L.B from the University of Saskatchewan. His career includes solid experience in business, agriculture, law and broadcasting, as well as federal and provincial politics.
Ralph was first elected to the Parliament of Canada in 1974, representing the sprawling rural constituency of Assiniboia. In the 1980’s, he served as Leader of the provincial Liberal Party, and was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in 1986. Ralph returned to the House of Commons in 1993 as the Member of Parliament for Wascana, and was subsequently re-elected every election since. He served in such roles as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Natural Resources, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Public Works and Government Services, and Minister of Finance. During his tenure, Canada recorded strong economic growth, balanced budgets, declining debt, and lower taxes.
Mr. Goodale holds the distinction of being selected by his peers as Canada’s first-ever Parliamentarian of the Year in 2006.