Bridget Pastoor

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Bridget A. Pastoor
Bridget Pastoor 2009 high rez.jpg
MLA for Lethbridge East
In office
November 22, 2004 – May 5, 2015
Preceded byKen Nicol
Succeeded byMaria Fitzpatrick
Personal details
Bridget Antoinette Brennan

(1940-04-13) April 13, 1940 (age 78)
St. Boniface, Manitoba
Political partyProgressive Conservative (before 2004, 2011-present)
Liberal Party (2004-2011)
ResidenceLethbridge, Alberta

Bridget Antoinette Brennan Pastoor (born April 13, 1940) is a Canadian politician who served as a member of the Alberta legislative assembly from 22 November 2004 to May 5, 2015.

Pastoor began her political life when she ran in the 1998 election for a seat on the Lethbridge City Council in Lethbridge, Alberta. After serving two terms on city council and with the resignation of Alberta Liberal Party leader Ken Nicol, she decided to run in the 2004 provincial election to take his place in the Lethbridge East riding. She won the riding with 5,340 votes, beating her nearest competitor Rod Fong by 637 votes.

Political career[edit]

Pastoor was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Lethbridge-East on November 22, 2004. She was re-elected on March 3, 2008.

On November 21, 2011, Pastoor crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Alison Redford.[1] She had actually been active in the PCs for most of the 1970s and 1980s, and had been a close friend of Redford for many years.[2]

Pastoor was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election under the Progressive Conservative banner.

Bridget Pastoor
Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor


  1. ^ Braid, Don (2011-11-21). "Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor crosses floor to join Tories". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  2. ^ Pastoor joins Tories. CBC News, 2011-21-11.

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