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Dennis running for Sask. Party nomination for Canora–Pelly

Terry Dennis, a two-term MLA and former mayor of Canora, said May 24 that he is running for the Saskatchewan Party nomination for Canora–Pelly.
Terry Dennis is running for the Saskatchewan Party nomination for Canora–Pelly. The person who wins the nomination will then represent the Sask. Party on the ballot in the next provincial election.

CANORA — A two-term MLA is hoping local Saskatchewan Party members will allow him to represent them in a third provincial election.

Terry Dennis told the Canora Courier on May 24 of his intention to run for the Sask. Party nomination for the Canora–Pelly constituency.

“I'm really enjoying the work and serving the people in this area and the province and I still feel like there's a lot of projects [to work on],” he said, adding he feels he still has a lot to give to the community.

The local Saskatchewan Party association has yet to set a date for the nomination meeting. Dennis will compete against Sean Wilson, the mayor of Buchanan and deputy reeve of the RM of Buchanan. The winner of the nomination will then represent the Sask. Party in the next provincial election, scheduled for Oct. 28, 2024.

Dennis was first elected as MLA in the 2016 provincial election. Before that, he served as mayor of Canora for 14 years and was co-owner of Dennis Foods for 34 years.

In his time as MLA, Dennis chaired a provincial library review, served a member on a crime reduction committee and was the legislative secretary for education.

“I would say the biggest thing for me is being the legislative secretary for Ukrainian relations and being able to help the over 4,000 Ukrainians that have come to our province since the war started,” he said, adding it’s a fulfilling task and one that’s close to his heart.

Dennis said education and healthcare are challenges he continues to work on. He said he and the government worked to come up with solutions for problems at the Kamsack Hospital and is expecting more staff coming to work at the Canora Hospital.

“When I can help do things like that together to keep my area in the province growing, it's really rewarding for me and I want to continue on it.”