Minister of Government Relations
Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs
MLA for Humboldt-Watrous
Ms. Harpauer was raised on a small farm near Guernsey, Saskatchewan. She completed high school at Lanigan Central High and attended Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon where she received her Medical Laboratory Technologist certificate.
Ms. Harpauer interned at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, and worked full-time in the Microbiology Lab from 1978 to 1983. Later she married and farmed in the LeRoy area and raised three daughters.
First elected to the Legislature representing the former Watrous constituency in 1999, Ms. Harpauer was re-elected in the new Humboldt Constituency in 2003, 2007 and again in the 2011 provincial election. During her time in opposition, she served as the critic for Highways, Agriculture, Investment Saskatchewan, Crown Investments Corporation, SaskPower and SaskEnergy. She was also the deputy critic of Highways and Transportation and a member of the Legislature’s Board of Internal Economy.
Ms. Harpauer served as the Minister of Social Services from November 2007 to June 2010. She then served as the Minister of Education from July 2010 to May 2012. She was appointed Minister of Crown Investments on May 25, 2012. Ms. Harpauer returned to Social Services on June 5, 2014 when she was appointed Minister of Social Services and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and Status of Women.
Ms. Harpauer currently resides in Humboldt.