April 16, 2014

Biography

Don Morgan was born, raised and educated in Saskatoon. He graduated from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, in 1978 and practiced law in Saskatoon from 1979 to 1988. Between 1988 and 1992 he was Chairman and CEO of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1990. From 1992 until 2007 he practiced law in Saskatoon. Mr. Morgan also served on the Saskatoon Public School Board from 1999 to 2003 including a term as Board Chair.

Mr. Morgan has always been active in his community. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Mendel Art Gallery, and also as a board member on the Mendel Art Gallery Foundation and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. In addition, he has volunteered for numerous organizations including: Junior Achievement, the Food Bank, Alzheimer's, the Red Cross and the United Way. He has been active with the Retinitis Pigmentosa Research Foundation and, was the founding president of the National Ride for Sight campaign, a charity that has raised more than $1 million per year. Mr. Morgan has also participated in the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living's "Adopt-an-MLA Program".

Don was first elected in 2003 and was re-elected in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections. From 2007 to May 2012, he served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He has also held the portfolio of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety since 2010. During his first term as a cabinet minister, Mr. Morgan was also the minister responsible for SaskTel.

In the Cabinet shuffle of September 2013 Don relinquished his portfolio of Advanced Education, retained his position of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, and added the position of Minister of Education.

Mr. Morgan and his wife, Sandy, are longtime residents in the Lakeridge area of Saskatoon.