Carol Teichrob

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The Hon.
Carol Teichrob
Assembly Member
for River Heights, Saskatoon
In office
Assembly Member
for Saskatoon Meewasin
In office
Succeeded by Carolyn Jones
Personal details
Born Carol Sproxton
(1939-08-27) August 27, 1939 (age 77)
Saskatchewan, Canada
Spouse(s) Donald P. Teichrob
Residence Outside of Saskatoon
Occupation Farming operation

Carol Teichrob (née Sproxton; August 27, 1939) was a Saskatchewan politician, member of the legislative assembly (MLA) for 8 years.[1] She was an agricultural producer for 35 years, and also served as councillor and reeve of the Rural Municipality (RM) of Corman Park 10 years.


Marriage and children[edit]

Teichrob and her husband Donald have three children, as well as seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.[2]

Political career[edit]

Teichrob became a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) first representing the former electoral districts of River Heights, Saskatoon 1991-1995. Teichrob (New Democrat party) represented Saskatoon Meewasin in the Saskatchewan general election, 1995 held June 21, 1995.[3] Teichrob was the incumbent for Saskatoon Meewasin in the Saskatchewan general election, 1999 held September 16, 1999. Teichrob retired and Carolyn Jones became the new MLA.[2] Carol Teichrob was a former Saskatchewan NDP MLA and Cabinet Minister, who switched parties to become a Conservative Party supporter.

Premier Roy Romanow thanked Teichrob on March 31, 1999 for her contributions to the province of Saskatchewan. As Education minister (1991) she energised Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN), and was instrumental in the formation of Saskatchewan's Francophone school system. In 1995 as Minister of Municipal Government, she helped implement the Northern Roundtable dialog and brought the local assessments up to date across Saskatchewan. She assisted the provincial Arts Board come to fruition.[4] Teichrob increased revenue and decreased administrative coasts by contracting the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) under the Ontario Lottery Corporation (OLC).[5]

Party switch[edit]

Teichrob joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) youth party at a young age of 13.[6] During the fall of 2007, she was the co-chair for the NDP's provincial campaign. In the spring of 2008, she supported a SHRA colleague, Kelly Block, Conservative candidate running in the federal riding of Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar.[6]

Community work[edit]

Teichrob has been active as a director for a number of organisations including the Farm Credit Corporation, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Saskatchewan Research Council. She belonged to the University of Saskatchewan Senate and the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.[7]

“The arts are people programs. Concerts, exhibitions, plays, gallery openings, readings, craft fairs, children’s festivals and film screenings are all opportunities for people to come together to experience creative ideas, learn about themselves and others and use this experience in their own lives which in turn contributes to the growth and development of the province. Art makes a difference in how we think about our world, it enriches and enhances our daily lives. For 50 years the Arts Board has made a contribution to this process.”
Carol Teichrob; 50th anniversary of the passage of The Arts Board Act, 1949.[8]


Teichrob was the recipient of the YWCA Woman of the Year award in the Business category. She also received the Golden Wheel award for Industry and Commerce from the Rotary Club in 1990.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Government of Saskatchewan (2007), Board Member Biographies - Health -, archived from the original on December 4, 2008, retrieved 2008-12-15 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (2008), Elections Saskatchewan, archived from the original on 2009-03-13, retrieved 2008-12-15 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, PREMIER THANKS TEICHROB FOR SERVICE -, archived from the original on 2010-11-24, retrieved 2008-12-15 
  5. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, TEICHROB ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO LOTTERY AGREEMENT, archived from the original on 2011-06-11, retrieved 2008-12-15 
  6. ^ a b Burton, Randy (April 24, 2008), "Disaffection prompted Teichrob's move", The StarPhoenix, archived from the original on November 5, 2012 
  7. ^ a b Saskatoon Health Region (2002–2008), Saskatoon Health Region Our Governing Body, archived from the original on 2009-01-06, retrieved 2008-12-15 
  8. ^ Saskatchewan Arts Board (1999), 1998-99 ANNUAL REPORT (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007, retrieved 2008-12-15