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Harry De Jong
Hans de Jong (March 25, 1932 – February 6, 2014) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1994, as a Social Credit member for the constituencies of Central Fraser Valley and Abbotsford.[1][2][3] Biography[edit] In 1947, after World War II, he immigrated to Canada
Canada
with his parents and siblings. They settled in the Abbotsford area and established themselves in farming. In 1950, de Jong met his wife, Ann. They were married in 1954 and started their lives together on a dairy farm in Deroche where de Jong successfully built his farming business. In the spring of 1962 they moved to Matsqui and continued dairy farming. They had five children.[4] Political career[edit] In 1971, de Jong ran for political office and served as an alderman until 1975 and then Mayor (1975–1987) for the District of Matsqui. In 1986, de Jong was elected MLA for the Social Credit Party
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British Columbia Legislative Assembly
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
British Columbia
is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, while the other is Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.[2] The Legislative Assembly meets in Victoria. Members are elected from provincial ridings and are referred to as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current Parliament is the 41st Parliament. The most recent general election was the British Columbia
British Columbia
general election held on May 9, 2017
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Bud Smith (politician)
Stuart Douglas Boland "Bud" Smith (born May 14, 1946)[1] is a lawyer, businessman and former politician in British Columbia. He represented Kamloops in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991 as a Social Credit member, serving alongside Claude Richmond in a dual-member district. He was born in Kamloops, British Columbia,[2] the son of John Alan Ivan Smith Boland Smith and Anne Margaret Bain.[1][3] In 1970, he received his B.A. from the University of Victoria, and in 1974, he received his L.L.B. from the University of British Columbia.[4] In 1972, he married Daphne Marguerite Minnes.[1] He served in the provincial cabinet as Attorney General and as Minister of Regional Economic Development
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Norman Jacobsen
Johann Alvin Norman "Norm" Jacobsen (born April 17, 1930)[1] was a logging company owner and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Dewdney in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991 as a Social Credit member. He was born in New Westminister, British Columbia, the son of Johannes Jacobsen and Elida Ericsen, and was educated in Mission. In 1977, he married Launi Gay Loveday and has two children, Tore Jacobsen(1979) and Heidi Jacobsen(1981). He was mayor of Maple Ridge from 1976 to 1981. Jacobsen served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Labour and Consumer Services and as Minister of Social Services and Housing.[1] He ran for the leadership of the Social Credit Party in 1991.[2] References[edit]^ a b Flanagan, Kathryn M; Miller, Katherine J (Spring 1991). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.  ^ "Looking Back". Langley Advance. July 26, 2011
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John Jansen (politician)
John Jansen (born October 27, 1947) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1987 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Chilliwack.[1] He served in the governments of Bill Vander Zalm and Rita Johnston, serving as Minister of Finance in the latter and as Minister of Health in the former.[2][3] He served as Mayor of Chilliwack in the 1980s
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David Mercier
David Maurice Mercier (born July 20, 1939) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Burnaby-Edmonds. He is a chartered accountant. He was the leader of the British Columbia Conservative Party between 1997 until 2001[1] References[edit]^ [1]v t eCabinet of Premier of British Columbia Rita Johnston (1991)Rita JohnstonGraham Bruce Larry Chalmers Mel Couvelier Harry de Jong Howard Dirks Peter Dueck Russell Fraser Carol Gran Stan Hagen Lyall Hanson Norman Jacobsen John Jansen David Mercier Ivan Messmer Cliff Michael Dave Parker James Rabbitt Claude Richmond John Savage Cliff Serwa Bud Smith Bruce Strachan Elwood Veitch Jack WeisgerberThis article about a British Columbian politician is a stub
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Ivan Messmer
Ivan Charles Messmer (July 23, 1931 – March 8, 2015) was a Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Boundary-Similkameen
Boundary-Similkameen
in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
British Columbia
from 1986 to 1991 as a member of the Social Credit Party.[2] He held several roles in the Executive Council of British Columbia
British Columbia
during his term as an MLA, including Minister of Parks and Solicitor General of British Columbia. He served alongside Jim Hewitt, and later Bill Barlee, in a multiple-member district. Following riding redistribution for the 1991 general election, Messmer ran in the new district of Okanagan-Penticton, but was defeated by Jim Beattie. Prior to entering provincial politics, Messmer served six years as mayor of Penticton.[3] He died on March 8, 2015.[4][5] References[edit]^ Okanagan-Penticton ^ "The Canadian Parliamentary Guide". google.ca
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Cliff Michael
Clifford C. Michael (born October 5, 1933) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1983 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Shuswap–Revelstoke.[1] References[edit]^ "The Canadian Parliamentary Guide". google.ca
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Dave Parker (politician)
David Fletcher Hewlett Parker (born July 5, 1940) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1987 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Skeena.[1] Before entering politics he was a professional forester, he was elected as a School Board trustee, serving Golden from 1981-1983 and then Terrace from 1985-1987
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James Rabbitt
James Thomas "Jim" Rabbitt (born May 22, 1941)[1] is a businessman and former politician in British Columbia. He represented Yale-Lillooet in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991 as a Social Credit member. He was born in Princeton, British Columbia, the son of Patrick J. Rabbitt, and was educated at the University of British Columbia. In 1961, Rabbitt married Eileen A. Goldie. He was an alderman for Merritt and was mayor from 1980 to 1984
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Claude Richmond
Claude Harry Richmond (born August 3, 1935) is a former BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia.[1] He represented the riding of Kamloops from 1981 to 1991 and from 2001 to 2009. He was first elected as MLA for Kamloops in a by-election in 1981 to replace Rafe Mair. Richmond represented the riding for the Social Credit Party of British Columbia, serving in a variety of cabinet portfolios, until leaving politics in 1991. In his first term from 1981 to 1986, Kamloops was a single-member district; in his second term from 1986 to 1991 it was revised to a dual-member district, and Richmond served alongside Bud Smith. Richmond served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2001 to 2005, succeeded by Bill Barisoff
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John Savage (British Columbia Politician)
John Lawrence Savage (born February 23, 1936) was a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1987 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Delta.[2] References[edit]^ Delta South ^ [1]v t eCabinet of Premier of British Columbia Bill Vander Zalm (1986–1991)Bill Vander ZalmAnthony Brummet Mel Couvelier Hugh Curtis Jack Davis Harry de Jong Howard Dirks Peter Dueck Alex Fraser Russell Fraser Garde Gardom Carol Gran Stan Hagen Lyall Hanson Jack Heinrich Jim Hewitt Terry Huberts Norman Jacobsen John Jansen Rita Johnston Jack Kempf Grace McCarthy Robert McClelland Pat McGeer Ivan Messmer Cliff Michael James Nielsen Dave Parker Austin Pelton James Rabbitt Angus Ree William Reid John Reynolds Claude Richmond Stephen Rogers John Savage Terry Segarty Cliff Serwa Brian Smith Bud Smith Bruce Strachan Neil Vant Elwood Veitch Jack WeisgerberThis article about a British Columbian politician is a stub
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Clifford Jack Serwa
Clifford Jack "Cliff" Serwa (born December 23, 1935)[1] was a businessman and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Okanagan South from 1986 to 1991 and Okanagan West from 1991 to 1996 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
British Columbia
as a Social Credit member. He was one of only seven Social Credit MLAs elected in the 1991 election that marked the end of the party's dominance of provincial politics. Of these seven, only Serwa completed his term as a Social Credit member, leaving him the last member of that party to serve in the legislature. He was born in Pine River, Manitoba, the son of Jack Serwa and Helen Churaewski, and was educated in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
and Kelowna, British Columbia.[1] He was co-founder of the Big White Ski Resort
Big White Ski Resort
in Kelowna.[2] In 1977, Serwa married Lois Rae Hanson
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Bruce Strachan
William Bruce Strachan (Bruce Strachan) (born July 22, 1941) is a former politician in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Strachan was a school trustee and board chair, a regional district director, as well as a three-term MLA and cabinet minister. He served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1979 to 1991, as a Social Credit member for the constituency of Prince George South.[1] After working as a professional musician in the United States of America, Strachan and his wife moved to Prince George, British Columbia in 1966 he and enrolled as an adult student at the College of New Caledonia. After graduating, he became an Information Officer for the college.[2] Political career[edit] In 1976, he was elected to the local school board where he later became the board chair
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Stan Hagen
Stanley Hagen (March 11, 1940 – January 20, 2009) was a Canadian politician. He served as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Comox Valley riding in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
as a member of the BC Liberal Party.[1] He was the Minister of Agriculture and Lands when he died. During his political career, he served as minister for 10 different ministries,[2] including Minister of Tourism, Sports and the Arts, Minister for Children and Family Development, Minister of Sustainable Resource Management, and Minister of Human Resources. He was first elected in the 1986 provincial election as a Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), and served in the cabinet of Bill Vander Zalm. His cabinet positions included Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Economic Development, and Minister of Education
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Elwood Veitch
Elwood Neal Veitch (July 21, 1929[1] – September 18, 1993[2]) was a financial administrator and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Burnaby-Willingdon in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1975 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1991 as a Social Credit member. Veitch was born in Monck Township, Ontario, the son of Wellington Veitch and ALice Alma Brott, and was educated in Bracebridge, Ajax and at the University of British Columbia. In 1953, he married Sheila Gertrude Boyce.[1] Veitch served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations,[3] Minister of Regional Development,[4] Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and Provincial Secretary.[5] He died in 1993 at the age of 64.[2] References[edit]^ a b Normandin, P G (1985). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1985.  ^ a b Leyton-Brown, David (1999). Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs. p. 272. ISBN 0-8020-4701-7
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