The Liberal Party of Canada has nominated Weyburn resident Gerald Borrowman to represent the party in the Souris-Moose Mountain riding in the May 2 federal election.
Born and raised in the Weyburn area, Borrowman grew up on the farm south of Weyburn and attended Grades 1 through 12 in the village of Goodwater. He subsequently attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and later worked as a research assistant at the Saskatchewan Legislature in the office of Liberal leader Lynda M. Haverstock.
In 1993, he directed the federal Liberal campaign in Souris-Moose Mountain, which resulted in the election of the first Liberal from the area since the 1940s.
Borrowman remains very involved in the community and is on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Community Low Income Centre and the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop. Borrowman travels extensively and is proud to have attended the first and second launch of the space shuttle Columbia at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He has served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school director and Vacation Bible director for his church, Zion Lutheran.
As a customer service representative at Weyburn Co-op, Borrowman said he is proud to work for a company that supports families.
"In my workplace, we were first to have Family Days," said Borrowman. "When it first came out we could have one day off for family situation, now we can take up to three days."
Borrowman said the Liberal Party wants to give people a six-month leave from work to care for sick or ailing family members.