Spiritwood Herald - Canada's Conservatives nominate Gary Vidal

January 22, 2019

Conservative Party members in Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River have nominated Gary Vidal as their can- didate for the 2019 federal election. The nomination vote was held in the riding over the course of last week.

“The next year is going to be important for the future of our country, and I’m thrilled to have Gary Vidal joining our team, helping to deliver our positive Con- servative vision for Canada, and working hard to show our low tax plan that takes less money off every paycheque so you can get ahead, not just get by, is the right step forward for Desnethé—Missinippi— Churchill River,” said Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives.

Screen_Shot_2019-01-22_at_2.50.38_PM.pngGary was born and raised in Meadow Lake and has always called the com- munity home. He graduated from Car-

penter High School in 1983 and went on to study at the University of Saskatch- ewan and Briercrest Bible College. Garyearned his Certified General Accountantdesignation (now CPA, CGA) in 1994. Heis a partner in the accounting firm PliskaVidal & Co. where he has been serving clients since 1988.

Gary was elected Mayor of the City of Meadow Lake in September of 2011, and he continues to serve his community in his third term. He was elected Vice- Chair of the Saskatchewan City Mayors Caucus in 2016.

Gary was also appointed to the Sask- Water Board of Directors in 2008, and served until 2017. During that time, he held various roles including Chair of the Governance and Corporate Responsibil- ity Committee, Chair of the Audit and

Finance Committee and finally, Chair ofthe Board from 2015-2017.

“Canada’s Conservatives have a posi- tive vision for Canada, and I’m excited to be joining the team to ensure Desnethé— Missinippi—Churchill River has a strong representative in a Conservative govern- ment in 2019,” said Vidal.

“I will be a strong voice for lower taxes, and will ensure people are put before government by allowing individuals, families, and communities to determine their own destiny.”

With the nomination of Gary Vidal, the Conservative Party now has over 180 candidates nominated, including candi- dates in every riding of Saskatchewan.

Gary Vidal (306)236-9252