David Anderson (Saskatchewan politician)

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David L. Anderson
Official Portrait of David Anderson.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Cypress Hills—Grasslands
Incumbent
Assumed office
2000
Preceded by Lee Morrison
Personal details
Born (1957-08-15) August 15, 1957 (age 56)
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Frontier, Saskatchewan
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Sheila Anderson
Children Amy and Andrew
Residence Frontier
Profession businessman, farmer
Cabinet Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board

David L. Anderson (born August 15, 1957 in Frontier, Saskatchewan) is a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons representing Cypress Hills—Grasslands, a position he has held since 2000. He was a member of the Canadian Alliance from 2000 to 2003. He is a businessman, and a farmer. He has received broad based support being re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008 with significant margins.

He serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board.

Other political experience[edit]

In 2006, Anderson was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and for the Canadian Wheat Board. In 2007, Anderson was given the Natural Resources portfolio as Parliamentary Secretary, and retained the Canadian Wheat Board portfolio.

Prior to being elected to federal office, Anderson was a school trustee in Frontier, Saskatchewan from 1994 to 1997, and was the chairman of the local school board from 1997 to 2000.

Following his re-election in October 2008, Anderson was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and the Canadian Wheat Board again.

Anderson has also been the Chair of the National Prayer Breakfast for the last three years. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event on the Parliamentary calendar. The invitations are sent out in the name of the Speakers of the Senate and of the House of Commons. The Breakfast is an opportunity for Members of Parliament, Senators, diplomats, and others to pray for the nation in a non-partisan atmosphere.[1]

Anderson has also assisted cabinet ministers Lynne Yelich and Gerry Ritz with their respective duties in the House of Commons.

Canadian Wheat Board comment controversy[edit]

In October 2011, Anderson mocked Canadian Wheat Board officials on his official Conservative party website[2] by posting a video that national leader of Canadian Inuit Mary Simon immediately denounced for the repeated use of a racial slur.[3] In the video, Anderson uses a pejorative term, Eskimo, which is considered derogatory towards aboriginal peoples in Canada, to suggest that the Canadian Wheat Board officials and the Inuit sound foreign and make no sense.[4][5][6]

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