Cline, Hon. Eric
New Democrat MLA, Saskatoon Mount Royal
Eric Cline was born and raised in Saskatoon. He received his early education at Estey School and Mount Royal Collegiate, and went on to earn degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of Saskatchewan. He received both degrees with distinction.
Mr. Cline has practised law in Saskatoon for over fifteen years. He is a former member of the Saskatchewan Advisory Council on the Status of Women and is a former board member of the 25th Street Theatre. He has been involved in serveral other organizations including the Saskatoon Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Legislation and Law Reform Committee and numerous other community and professional organizations.
Mr. Cline has also been involved in the publication of reports for the Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan.
Eric Cline was first elected in 1991 and re-elected in 1995. He was a member of the Legislative Standing Committee on Public Accounts, serving as Vice-Chair from 1993 to 1995. He has also been elected as the caucus member on the Cabinet Legislative Review Committee. Mr. Cline was appointed to Cabinet November 22, 1995. He served as Minister of Health until June, 1997. On June 27, 1997 he was appointed Minister of Finance.
Eric and his wife, Pauline, reside in Saskatoon.