Junor, Judy, 1949-

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Judy Junor was born in 1949 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and raised in Saskatoon. She received a Nursing Diploma from St. Paul's School of Nursing, Saskatoon, in 1969.

Prior to entering politics, Junor worked as a Registered Nurse at City Hospital and Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. She was President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses from 1993 to 1998 and Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour from 1996 to 1998.

Junor was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the June 24, 1998 by-election as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Saskatoon Eastview constituency. She was re-elected in 1999 and 2003. Junor served in the Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert Cabinets as Associate Minister of Health (1998-2001); Provincial Secretary (2001-2002); Minister of Learning (2003).

Junor was also Minister Responsible for the following: Seniors (1999-2002); Meewasin Valley Authority (1999-2001, 2003); Saskatchewan Health Information Network (1999-2001); Status of Women (2001-2002); Teachers' Superannuation Commission (2003); Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (2003); Education Infrastructure Financing Corporation (2003).

Junor currently (2006) resides in Saskatoon, where she continues to serve as MLA for Saskatoon Eastview.

Judy Junor is married to Don Junor, a small business owner. They have two children: Sean and Heather.

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