Tom Sigurdson

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Thomas "Tom" Sigurdson is a former Canadian provincial level politician. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 to 1993. He is a labour activist and organizer for the New Democratic Party in British Columbia. He is currently the Executive Director for the British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council

Political career[edit]

Sigurdson was elected (re-elected) 1986 Alberta general election as a NDP candidate in the electoral district of Edmonton-Belmont. He defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Walter Szwender by a comfortable plurality.[1] Swender and Sigurdson would face each other again in the 1989 Alberta general election, Sigurdson improved his popular vote total winning a decisive majority.[2]

Edmonton-Belmont was abolished due to redistribution in 1993. Sigurdson ran for a third term in office in the new Edmonton Manning electoral district for the 1993 general election. Sigurdson would end up being defeated by Liberal candidate Peter Sekulic.[3]

Organized labour[edit]

After leaving politics, Sigurdson became the British Columbia and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council executive director.[4] He worked as the Training Plan Coordinator for Teamsters Local 213 in Vancouver, British Columbia.[5] He returned as Executive Director for the BC and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton-Belmont results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Belmont results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Manning results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sean Holman (January 5, 2006). "How unionists spend their winter vacation". Public Eye Online. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Pipeline Safety". Teamsters Local 213. Retrieved April 10, 2010. [dead link]

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