Goulet, Keith, 1946-

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Goulet, Keith, 1946-

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Keith Napoleon Goulet was born on April 3, 1946 in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan to Arthur Goulet and Veronique Carriere. He is one of eleven children. Goulet attended Charlebois School in Cumberland House and Riverside Collegiate in Prince Albert. After attending teacher's college in Ontario, he earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1974 from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Education degree in 1986 from the University of Regina.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Goulet worked as an elementary school teacher, sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and Cree language consultant. He was also a Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) developer, principal of La Ronge Community College and executive director of the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Metis Studies and Applied Research.

Goulet was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1986 as a New Democratic Party (NDP) MLA for the Cumberland constituency. He was re-elected in 1991, 1995 and 1999. The first Metis Cabinet Minister in Saskatchewan, Goulet served in the Romanow Cabinet as Provincial Secretary (1992-1993); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (1992-1995); Associate Minister of Education (1993); Associate Minister of Education, Training and Employment (1993-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Computer Utility Corporation (1995); Minister of Northern Affairs (1995-2001); and Minister Responsible for the Office of Northern Affairs (1995-2001).

Goulet retired from Cabinet on October 12, 2001 and vacated his seat in the Legislature in 2003. Joan Beatty (NDP) became MLA for Cumberland constituency on November 5, 2003.

Goulet currently (2006) resides in Regina.

Goulet married Linda May Hemingway on August 31, 1974. They have two children: Koonu and Danis.


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Authority record created on 2008-05-13. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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