Steven Bonk seeking Conservative nomination in Souris-Moose Mountain

July 8, 2024, 3:41 pm

MLA Steven Bonk

With the announcement that Dr. Robert Kitchen will not seek re-election, Moosomin MLA Steven Bonk has announced he will seek the Conservative nomination in Souris-Moose Mountain. Bonk will not seek re-election as Moosomin MLA.

“I am excited to announce that I will be seeking the Conservative Party nomination for the Souris Moose-Mountain riding,” Bonk said Monday. “I was proud to be co-captain of Pierre Poilievre's Saskatchewan team during his leadership race. His vision and commitment to conservative principles resonate deeply with the values we hold here in Saskatchewan. I am thrilled at the opportunity to join his team and help replace Justin Trudeau with a Prime Minister that is a champion for Saskatchewan.”

Bonk said his role as Moosomin MLA gave him skills that would be useful as a member of parliament.

“In my role as MLA for the Moosomin constituency, I have established strong relationships with communities throughout southeastern Saskatchewan. My work has given me a deep understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the people of this region. I believe that my personal and political experience have made me the best person to advocate more vigorously for the needs and concerns of Southeast Saskatchewan on the national stage.

“To pursue this goal, I need to focus singularly on the task ahead. Out of respect for the voters in my provincial constituency, I am also announcing that I will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming provincial election.

“The province is well-represented by Premier Moe and the Saskatchewan Party government, who have been dedicated to addressing the needs and priorities of our residents. Their leadership has ensured that Saskatchewan continues to thrive and grow. However, it's also crucial that we have a strong, consistent voice advocating for our province at the federal level to ensure our interests are effectively represented in Ottawa.

“I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the people of the Moosomin constituency for placing their trust in me by electing me in the past two provincial elections. Your support has been the cornerstone of my public service, and I am deeply honored by the confidence you have shown in my leadership. Together, we have accomplished many great things. Now, I humbly ask for the continued trust and support of the people in southeastern Saskatchewan so that I may represent and advocate for you in Ottawa. I am committed to being a strong voice for our region, ensuring that our needs are not only heard but prioritized at the federal level.

“Together, we can continue to build on the successes of our province, ensuring a prosperous and bright future for all Saskatchewan residents. Thank you for your ongoing support, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you in this new capacity.”

Bonk thanked Souris-Moose Mountain MP Dr Robert Kitchen for his service. Kitchen announced earlier he will not seek re-election.

“I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Robert Kitchen for his exemplary service to the constituents of Souris-Moose Mountain,” Bonk said. “He has consistently served with honor and integrity, always prioritizing the best interests of our province and nation.

“If you would like to learn more about my campaign, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at or call 306-435-7777.”
Steven Bonk was elected as the MLA for Moosomin in 2016 and was re-elected on October 26, 2020.
Steven has extensive experience in the domestic and international agribusiness fields. He has worked on four continents as a consultant in agricultural management and policy development. Steven has also worked as an advisor on international trade and market access.
Steven lived in Europe for nearly a decade where he was the managing director of livestock-based enterprises and worked as a management consultant to help companies grow and solve strategic challenges with the transition to a free market economy, particularly in post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Steven communicates in several languages, facilitating his participation on international roundtable discussion panels, and he is a recognized speaker at agribusiness-related events. Steven is also actively involved in his family's custom grazing and livestock business in the Glenavon-Wolseley area.
Steven, his wife Candace, and their daughter, Emma, have strong ties to the Souris Moose-Mountain riding. They are the fifth generation of his family to actively farm there.
In addition to his busy personal and professional life, Steven has been very involved as a member of the Wolseley Community School Council, Glenavon Agriculture Society, the Southeast Saskatchewan Social Services Appeal Board, and has served on the international committees of both the Canadian Western Agribition and Canada's Farm Progress Show.
Steven is currently the Co-chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee for MLC (Midwestern Legislative Council). He has served Saskatchewan as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, and most notably in cabinet as Minister of Economy under Premier Brad Wall. In this role, he was also the Minister responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan, Innovation, and Trade.