Gary Vidal

Desnethé — Missinippi — Churchill River

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October 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer will introduce EI leave benefits for adoptive parents

A new Conservative government will also boost the Adoption Expense Tax Credit Andrew Scheer will make it easier for Canadian families to welcome a new child into their home by introducing EI adoption leave benefits for adoptive parents and boosting the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, David Sweet, the Conservative candidate...

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October 09, 2019

Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted to lower taxes for Canadians

Trudeau has already raised taxes on more than 80% of middle-class families Today Justin Trudeau announced that a re-elected Liberal government will immediately introduce legislation to lower taxes for the middle-class. But just like in 2015, Trudeau is lying. He will not lower taxes for middle-class families, he is not...

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October 09, 2019

A new Conservative government will close the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement

Scheer to restore order, fairness, and compassion to Canada’s immigration system A new Conservative government will restore public confidence in Canada’s immigration system by stopping the flow of illegal border crossers from the United States and prioritizing newcomers from the world’s most dangerous countries, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said. “Canadians’...

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October 09, 2019

Trudeau’s not-so-hidden agenda: Legalizing hard drugs

Trudeau refused to rule out legalizing more drugs in TVA debate Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have left the door wide open to legalizing hard drugs in Canada if re-elected. Trudeau refused to rule out the possibility during the TVA debate saying he wouldn’t legalize hard drugs “right now”. Here is what...

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Gary Vidal

Meet The Candidate

Gary Vidal and his wife Lori of 32 years have four children: Kent(Rebekah), Mac(Hannah), Nicole (Washington), and Alex. They are very proud of the lifelong values their children inherited from growing up in a great community.

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Gary was born and raised in Meadow Lake in the Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River district. He has lived, worked, played, volunteered and served there his entire life. He graduated from Carpenter High School in 1983 and went on to study at the University of Saskatchewan and Briercrest Bible College. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and is a partner in the accounting firm Pliska Vidal & Co. where he has been serving clients since 1988.

Gary was elected Mayor of the City of Meadow Lake in September of 2011 where he served his community until his resignation in March of 2019. He was elected ViceChair of the Saskatchewan City Mayors Caucus from 2016 to 2018. He was appointed to the SaskWater Board of Directors in 2008 where he served nearly a decade until 2017. During that time, he held various roles including Chair of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and finally, Chair of the Board from 2015 to 2017.

Over the years, Gary has volunteered in a variety of leadership capacities in his local church as well as on the board of Bethel Gospel Camp, an interdenominational children's bible camp. Other volunteer activities include coaching and managing minor hockey, baseball, and soccer teams.

In 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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