Jack Scowen

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Jack Scowen
Member of Parliament for Mackenzie
In office
5 November 1984 – 1 October 1988
Preceded by Stanley Korchinski
Succeeded by Vic Althouse
Personal details
Born (1935-12-12)12 December 1935
Limerick, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died 27 May 2001(2001-05-27) (aged 65)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Nipawin, Saskatchewan
Profession farmer

Jack Douglas Scowen (12 December 1935 – 27 May 2001) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan and became a farmer and seed grower by career.

He narrowly defeated Mel McCorriston for the Mackenzie riding in the 1984 federal election, thus he served in the 33rd Canadian Parliament. He was defeated in the 1988 federal election by Vic Althouse of the New Democratic Party.

In 1988, Scowen and fellow Progressive Conservative member Ronald Stewart openly disagreed with their party leader, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, when the government was supporting efforts to translate Saskatchewan provincial legislation into French in response to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling. Scowen and Stewart believed such efforts for the province's 23,000 Fransaskois would be expensive and unnecessary.[1][2]

Scowen was based in Nipawin, Saskatchewan when he died in 2001.


  1. ^ McGillivray, Don (11 April 1988). "Party dissidents shake leaders". Windsor Star. p. A6. 
  2. ^ Ruimy, Joel (12 April 1988). "2 MPs break with Mulroney back Devine on French issue". Toronto Star. p. A11. 

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