|Brian S. Storseth|
|Member of Parliament
for Westlock—St. Paul
|Preceded by||David Chatters|
February 13, 1978 |
|Profession||Businessman, insurance agent|
Brian S. Storseth (born 1978) is a businessman and Conservative politician in Alberta, Canada. He is the current MP for Westlock—St. Paul, having defeated his next nearest opponent by a margin of over 53% in the Canadian federal election, 2006.
Born in Barrhead, Alberta. Storseth studied political science at the University of Alberta, and at the age of 24 was elected to town council. He owned and operated his own business in St. Paul, Alberta and while at the University of Alberta worked in the office of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Having served on the Aboriginal affairs committee, Brian Storseth is now serving as the only Alberta MP on the standing committee of Agriculture and Agri-food.
On September 30, 2011, during the 41st Parliament, Storseth introduced Private Member Bill C-304, titled An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom), repealing Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act which had prohibited "the communication of hate messages by telephone or on the Internet". Bill C-304 received second reading on February 15, 2012, and in a free vote on June 6 was passed, 153-146, for third reading.
Storseth applauded the federal government’s Aug. 1 announcement that Canadian farmers would now be able to sell their wheat and barley on the open market, saying “Our Government has delivered on our longstanding commitment to give Western farmers the marketing freedom they want and deserve. Thanks to the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, our farmers can finally choose how they market their own crops.”
- Fekete, Jason (June 7, 2012). "MPs vote to drop some hate-speech sections of Human Rights Act". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- Staff, Morinville. "The Morinville News - Storseth applauds Marketing Freedom Act". The Morinville News. The Morinville News.
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