Doug Moen, KC
Former Deputy Minister to the Premier,
Government of Saskatchewan
Doug Moen joined Executive Council June 1, 2009 from the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General where he served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General since 2002. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of the Public Law Division and the Executive Director of the Community Justice Division since 1997.
Graduating from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan in 1979, he then articled and practiced with the Harradence, Longworth and Zatlyn law firm in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. After spending two years working as Executive Assistant to the Honourable Ray Hnatyshyn at the House of Commons in Ottawa, Mr. Moen returned to Saskatchewan and started his career with the Saskatchewan Department of Justice in 1983, holding positions of increasing responsibility and accountability in the legislative services, and public law and policy areas.
Mr. Moen was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1995. He served as President of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, was a member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association – Saskatchewan Branch, and was a board member of Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan. He was a commissioner with the Regina Crime Prevention Commission, and is a member and past-president of the Phoenix Residential Society. In February, 2009, Mr. Moen was a member of the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, when Canada’s Human Rights Record was under review. In 2010 he joined the Boards of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership and the Saskatchewan Justice Institute. In 2010, he received the IPAC Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration.
Mr. Moen has a keen interest in Aboriginal and restorative justice and in community-based approaches to justice services. He was involved in the formation of the Community Justice Division in 1997, and worked to establish the Saskatchewan Commission on First Nations and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform.