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Mr. Herb Pinder Sr.

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Background Information

Employment History


SaskPower Inc

Director and Vice Chairman

Saskatoon Drug and Stationery Company Limited

Director and President

Canadian Devonian Petroleum Ltd.


Board Member
Ideal Basic Industries

Board Member
Prairie Centre Policy Institute

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Herb Pinder received his B.A. in Economics from the
After graduation Mr. Pinder was a prominent member of the local and national business communities. In addition to his work as Director and Vice-Chairman of the Saskatoon Drug and Stationery Company Limited, he is Director for Ideal Basic Industries, John Labatt Limited, Royal Bank of Canada and TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. He has also served as a Director of Canadian National Railways, Labatts Sask. Brewery Limited, Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada, Montreal Trust Co. Ltd., and Banff School of Advanced Management. He was also a Director and President of Canadian Devonian Petroleum Ltd. From 1942-45 Mr. Pinder served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1964, he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature and served the Province as Minister of Industry and Commerce.
In addition to serving a term as Chair of the Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Mr. Pinder served on the Board of Governors of the
Mr. Pinder and his wife Shirley Jean Pinder (nee Hughes) of

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Herb Pinder Sr., Saskatoon, SK DIRECTOR

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My paternal grandfather Herb Pinder served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He was an Officer who spent two years at sea mostly on the Destroyer HMS Akeppel. That ship is remembered as the destroyer that sunk one German ship and three U-Boats. He then spent a short time as the XO on a frigate and ended the war as the XO on the HMCS Qu'Appelle.

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Prairie Centre Policy Institute hosted a debate between Herb Pinder, Jr. and Red Williams in February. Mr. Pinder is a lawyer, sports agent and investor who says the Canadian federalist system doesn't work.

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The Prairie Centre Policy Institute was honored to have Herb Pinder, Sr. speak to our group at breakfast last week.Mr. Pinder is a prominent member of the local and national business communities.In addition to operating the family enterprise that included a chain of drug stores, he was one of the early players in the Saskatchewan oil patch and has served on the Board of Directors of many national companies.In the 1960's he served as the Minister of Industry and Commerce in Ross Thatcher's Liberal government.Needless to say, Mr. Pinder brought a lifetime of knowledge and experiences to the podium.

Mr. Pinder's message was simple.After sixty years of socialist thinking, government has become too intrusive in our lives and we have become too dependant on government.If Saskatchewan is to grow and prosper we must change the culture of our society and its negative attitude towards business.
Mr. Pinder discussed his early experiences in the Canadian oil patch.He talked about the days when the action was centered in Saskatchewan and all the big oil companies had their headquarters in Regina.
Mr. Pinder also talked about Tommy Douglas's penchant for crown corporations.He told us that the CCF no sooner came into power when they began getting involved in a myriad of businesses from brick making to box factories, most of which are no longer in existence.But the initiative that had the most far-reaching effect was their move into the insurance industry.When they created the Saskatchewan Government Insurance Office they forced all levels of government, school boards and other public institutions to deal with this crown.Without competition, it became reasonably easy for SGIO to make a profit and turn the surplus over to the government.This not only drove up the cost of insurance for the public sector, it also gave the politicians access to a new pool of taxpayer's money.
This is significant because, as Mr. Pinder reminded us, Tommy Douglas had nothing to do with creating the public utilities that went on to become SaskTel, Sask Power and Sask Energy.

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