The Member of Parliament for the Yorkton-Melville constituency was in Kamsack last week visiting several of the community’s facilities, including the medical centre, hospital, Eaglestone Lodge and Kamsack Comprehensive Institute.
While on a tour of the Assiniboine Valley Medical Centre, Cathay Wagantall said she wished to see the facilities and meet the people in order to determine how she and the federal government might assist with the community’s well-being.
At the Medical Centre, Wagantall was accompanied by Coucnillor Claire Bishop, who is the chair of the Assiniboine Valley Health and Wellness Foundation; Anne Schlivert, the Foundation’s manager, and Audrey Horkoff, a member of the Foundation board.
Wagantall, who lives in Esterhazy, and her husband Marty had operated a lumber and contracting business in Springside before moving to Edmonton and Lloydminster. She began working for the Conservative Party of Canada in 2004. Returning to Esterhazy, the couple began operating a sign store. After serving four terms as a member of Garry Breitkreuz’s electoral district association, she sought and won the Yorkton-Melville PC nomination and on October 19, 2015, she was elected to succeed Breitkreuz as MP.
Rona Ambrose, the Official Opposition Leader, appointed Wagantall as the deputy critic for Veterans Affairs.
“Her genuine desire to serve others, her ability to bring consensus where possible and tolerance where necessary and her passionate love of life and country are all attributes she brings to her job in Ottawa,” says her Internet biography.