First elected in June 2004, Brad Trost is the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-University, an urban constituency in east central Saskatchewan, which has the University of Saskatchewan at its heart.
Prior to his election, Brad worked as an exploration geophysicist, having graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor degrees in geophysics and economics. Brad was also part of the family farm operation — and found time to teach English for a year in Russia before running for public office.
As a Member of Parliament, Brad has concentrated on issues important to Saskatchewan. In particular, Brad has emphasized energy and agricultural issues and worked to support local infrastructure, including the University of Saskatchewan. Brad has also taken a special interest in mining issues, including introducing legislation to open up Canada’s uranium sector to foreign investment.
Mr. Trost was the Conservative Critic for Canada/U.S. Relations, having been named to the position by Interim Leader Rona Ambrose.
Brad also served as a member on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources. He has also served as a member of the International Trade Committee and before that, the Industry Committee. He is the founder of the Conservative Party’s Energy Caucus and is a member of the Pro-Life Caucus. He has also served as an elected vice-chair of the Canada-U.S. Parliamentary Association.
Brad is married and resides in Saskatoon.