Greg Brkich was born to Joseph and Doris Brkich of Bladworth on December 5, 1958. He grew up on the family farm just a few miles northwest of town. Mr. Brkich’s family grew to include his two younger sisters, Dianne and Linda. Mr. Brkich attended the Bladworth School and later attended Davidson High School. Following the completion of his education, Mr. Brkich began operating the family’s comprehensive grain and cattle operation. Mr. Brkich has always been, and remains, a dedicated member of his rural community. Previous to his first election as MLA, Mr. Brkich served six years on Bladworth Village Council. He is still an active, long-serving member of the Bladworth Elks Club, a community based volunteer group focused on charitable causes. Mr. Brkich is also an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying recreational hockey in the winter and golfing in the summer.
Mr. Brkich’s interest in politics is life-long. Mr. Brkich’s father, Joseph, generously shared his concern about Saskatchewan issues with his son in many kitchen table discussions. Mr. Brkich’s mother, Doris, had worked at the Saskatchewan Legislature before her marriage. Therefore, Mr. Brkich grew up keenly interested in the well-being of his rural community and his agricultural roots. Mr. Brkich realized that the philosophy of the provincial NDP would never bring real and meaningful prosperity to the people of Saskatchewan. In 1998, Mr. Brkich began making enquiries as to running locally for the newly formed Saskatchewan Party.
Mr. Brkich was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on September 16, 1999. Mr. Brkich quickly learned the ropes of being in the ranks of the Official Opposition.
Mr. Brkich has been the MLA since first being elected in 1999. During his terms in Opposition, Mr. Brkich brought forward a Private Member’s Bill recognizing the enormous contribution to Saskatchewan of the late, former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker. The subsequent passage of this Bill has now resulted in an official day of recognition, John G. Diefenbaker Day.
Mr. Brkich’s legislative duties have been many and varied. He served as Deputy Whip and Deputy Speaker, Senior Critic for Regional Development and Co-operative Development, Deputy Critic for Sask Water and SPMC. Greg also served on the House Services Committee, as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Private Members’ Bills, and as Chair of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.
Mr. Brkich is current Chair of the Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice, and a member of Standing Committee on Privileges.