Shayne Saskiw was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills on April 23, 2012. He served as the Chief Opposition Whip and the Official Opposition House Leader.

Shayne was born and raised on his family’s purebred cattle farm outside Two Hills. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta, and also holds a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. Upon graduation he was awarded the George Bligh O’Connor Silver Medal in Law for the second-highest academic standing in his graduating class.

Before entering politics, Shayne specialized in tax litigation, having worked at a premier boutique tax law firm in Edmonton, and clerked at the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa.