Ken Krawetz

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Ken Krawetz
MLA for Canora-Pelly
Assumed office
Preceded by first member
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
June 29, 2009
Preceded by Rod Gantefoer
Succeeded by current
Leader of the Opposition
In office
Preceded by Ron Osika
Succeeded by Elwin Hermanson
Personal details
Born (1951-04-15) April 15, 1951 (age 72)
Canora, Saskatchewan
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Other political
Liberal (1995–1997)
Spouse(s) Gail Krawetz
Residence Invermay, Saskatchewan
Religion Ukrainian Orthodox

Kenneth Patrick "Ken" Krawetz (born April 15, 1951) is a Canadian provincial politician. He is the Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Canora-Pelly, and the current Deputy Premier of Saskatchewan and Deputy Leader of the Saskatchewan Party.[1]


Krawetz was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 1995 provincial election as a Liberal. He became Leader of the Opposition in 1996 when Jim Melenchuk was chosen Liberal Party leader as Melenchuk did not have a seat in the legislature. In 1997, Krawetz joined three other Liberal MLAs and four Progressive Conservative MLAs in leaving their respective parties in order to form the new Saskatchewan Party. He remained as Leader of the Opposition until the 1999 election of Saskatchewan Party leader Elwin Hermanson to the legislature.

When Brad Wall became leader of the party in 2004, he named Krawetz as Deputy Leader. Following the 2007 provincial election that saw the Saskatchewan Party take power for the first time, Wall appointed Krawetz to cabinet as Deputy Premier and Minister of Education. In a cabinet shuffle on June 29, 2010, Wall moved Krawetz to the Finance Ministry, while Krawetz retained his post as Deputy Premier.


In January 2009, Ken Krawetz was presented with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise – the highest honour a non-citizen of Ukraine can receive – by Ukraine's president, Viktor Yushchenko, in recognition of Krawetz's efforts in ensuring the passage of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor Memorial Day) Act (Bill 40) through the Saskatchewan legislature; and in promoting awareness throughout the province of the Holodomor's 75th anniversary during 2007 and 2008.[2]


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