Don Plett

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The Honourable
Don Plett
Don Plett 2009.jpg
Senator for Landmark, Manitoba
Assumed office
August 27, 2009
Appointed by Stephen Harper
Personal details
Born (1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 64)
Political party Conservative

Donald Neil Plett (born May 14, 1950) is the founding president of the National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada[1] and a Senator.

Plett, the owner of a plumbing supply firm in Landmark, Manitoba, and has been president of the Conservative Party Council since its creation in 2003 from the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.[1]

Prior to that, Plett was the campaign manager for Vic Toews in 2000, where Toews defeated incumbent Liberal MP David Iftody by a wide margin.

On August 27, 2009, the office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Plett was among nine new appointees to the Senate. His is one of many appointments made in thanks to service to the governing Conservative Party. Other appointees include Carolyn Stewart-Olsen, the prime minister's former press secretary, and Doug Finley, former Conservative Party chair.


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