Arts and Laws degrees, University Saskatchewan.
Member Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, 1967-1982, since 1986. Provincial secretary, 1971-1972. Attorney general of province, 1971-1982.
Minister of intergovernmental affairs, 1979-1982. Leader, Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, since 1987. Leader of the opposition, 1987-1991.
Leader of the majority, 1991-2000. Premier, 1991-2001; member Commission on Future of Health Care in Canada, since 2001. Opposition house leader for New Democratic Party Caucus, 1986.
Married Eleanore Boykowich, 1967.