Cumberland MLA Doyle Vermette is calling it a career, announcing he will not seek re-election next year.

“Being the MLA for the Cumberland constituency has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in my lifetime. It has brought me many positives and sometimes many challenges, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” said Vermette. “I have built trust and many relationships with wonderful people, and I hope these relationships will only get stronger as we continue to fight for a better province. I am continually humbled by the overwhelming support from our constituents and will be forever grateful.”

Vermette championed causes such as mental health and addictions, but focused a lot of effort on northern youth. One of his greatest accomplishments was the unanimous passing of the The Saskatchewan Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act.

“I have been in office since 2008 and now feel it is time for another to take the wheel and continue the fight for the people of our constituency,”  Vermette said.