Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety
Minister Responsible for the Firearms Secretariat
MLA for Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland
First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, Paul Merriman is honoured to continue serving his constituency and province following his re-election in 2016 and 2020.
Paul has called Saskatchewan home for 30 years, having lived in Saskatoon since 1994. Born and raised in Toronto, he moved here with his family in 1988.
Prior to the 2011 election, Paul was the executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. He was also employed by SaskEnergy for eight years, setting up a province-wide salvage operation of used material. He has also owned and operated two small businesses.
Paul is currently the Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety, and Minister responsible for the Firearms Secretariat. He has previously served as Minister of Health, Minister of Social Services, Government House Leader, and Government Whip.
Paul and his wife, Leane Durand, have four children.