Cathay Wagantall grew up one of six siblings in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan where she met and married her husband Marty. Upon graduating high school Cathay attended the University of Saskatchewan on full scholarship and the couple travelled Canada on a Music team where they experienced the rich diversity of Canadians. In their early years the couple were privileged to travel to Delhi, India, where they worked and built friendships in the Dalit community.
Throughout her life Cathay’s has endeavored to seek and follow the path that the Lord has set for her. Inheriting an entrepreneurial spirit from her parents Cathay has owned a lumber yard and a printing business so she is personally aware of the challenges that job creators face in our economy. Blessed to be a mother of three and a grandmother of ten she is also well aware of the challenges that Canadian families are facing today.
In Parliament, M.P. Wagantall serves as Deputy Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs, advocating for the respect and care of our veterans and she is a leading voice for research into the damaging effects of the anti-malarial drug, Mefloquine. In her first months as an elected parliamentarian she sponsored Bill 225 – Cassie & Molly’s Law – a bill that sought to create new offenses for injuring or causing the death of a pre-born child while committing a criminal offense against a pregnant woman.
Cathay is proud to be the Chair of the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast, 2019 - 2022.