First elected in June 2004, Brad Trost is the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-University, an urban constituency in east central Saskatchewan that 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 agriculture and energy 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.
Brad currently serves as a member on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources. He formerly 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 cross-party Pro-Life Caucus. He has also served as an elected vice-chair of the Canada-U.S. Parliamentary Association for six years.
Brad and his family reside in Saskatoon.