Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Cathay Wagantall and her husband own Positive Signs, a sign and print company in Esterhazy. She is the Conservative Party’s deputy critic for Veterans’ Affairs.
Wagantall has been active in the Conservative Party for over a decade. She served as election readiness chair, president and financial agent for the Conservative Party of Canada’s Board of Directors for Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont. In 2006 and 2008 she served as a campaign manager for MP Mike Lake and was the official agent for Tim Uppal’s 2011 campaign. She also worked in Uppal’s constituency office before moving back to Saskatchewan.
Wagantall has been active in sports her whole life. She completed three of four years of a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at the University of Saskatchewan, earning top honours, and has worked as Athletic Director for North American Baptist College (later Taylor College and Seminary) in Edmonton. She has been a volunteer coach for junior and senior high school basketball.
Wagantall is also focused on care. During her summers while at university she worked in hospitals and level 4 care homes. She also worked with special needs children as a teacher’s assistant while the family was living in Lloydminster, Alberta.
She is married to Marty, a pastor, with three grown children and nine grandchildren.