Don McCrimmon

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Donald "Don" James McCrimmon
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 30, 1971 – November 2, 1982
Preceded by Neville Roper
Succeeded by Halvar Jonson
Constituency Ponoka
Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs
In office
March 1979 – November 1982
Preceded by Robert Bogle
Succeeded by Milt Pahl
Personal details
Born (1918-03-01)March 1, 1918
Red Deer, Alberta[1]
Died November 8, 1992(1992-11-08) (aged 74)[2]
Political party Progressive Conservative

Donald "Don" James McCrimmon (March 1, 1918 – November 8, 1992) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1982 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus. During his time in office McCrimmon was appointed by Premier Peter Lougheed to serve a term in the Executive Council of Alberta as a Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs from 1979 to 1982.

Political career[edit]

McCrimmon ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1971 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Ponoka defeating incumbent Neville Roper in a hotly contested four way race.[3] His win helped the Progressive Conservative caucus form government that year.

The 1975 Alberta general election would see McCrimmon run against two challengers. He was returned easily to his second term after winning a slightly higher popular vote while the opposition vote would remain unchanged.[4] McCrimmon would stand for a third term in office in the 1979 Alberta general election. His popular vote would remain almost unchanged from the 1975 election while his opponents would make gains but the vote was heavily divided.[5]

After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed McCrimmon to the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs. He held that portfolio until he retired from the assembly at dissolution in 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1975). Guide parlementaire canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Viewing page Tuesday, January 26, 1993 of Alberta Hansard, 1993, Jan. 24-May 17". ourfutureourpast.ca. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ponoka results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ponoka results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ponoka results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 

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