Greg is a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Yorkton and was first elected in 2007 representing the Saskatchewan Party. He has served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health and Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency and for Saskatchewan-Ukraine relations. He has currently been appointed Government Whip in 2020.
Greg and his wife Leone have been married 36 1/2 years. They have two married daughters, and five grandchildren. In 1998, Greg and Leone started "Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer," to raise money for cancer research. The charity is named in honor of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5. Approximately $1 million has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. When Brayden got ill, through his treatment and loss, Greg’s wife came up with the quote, “bitter or better…you can choose the vowel”… and although sometimes it’s easier to be bitter, quite often they will choose better.
The conversation today is about being a public figure and living your faith out loud. It has not been easy for Greg and he is here today to share a bit of his story.
Thanks for listening!
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