Kevin Sorenson

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Kevin A. Sorenson

Kevin Sorenson 2014.jpg
Sorenson in 2014
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Battle River-Crowfoot
Crowfoot (2000-2015)
In office
November 27, 2000 – October 21, 2019
Preceded byJack Ramsay
Succeeded byDamien Kurek
Personal details
Born (1958-11-03) November 3, 1958 (age 61)
Killam, Alberta, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Darlene Sorenson
ResidenceCamrose, Alberta, Canada
Professionbusinessman, farmer

Kevin A. Sorenson PC (born November 3, 1958) is a Canadian politician who represented the riding of Battle River-Crowfoot (known as Crowfoot from 2000 to 2015) in the House of Commons of Canada from 2000 to 2019, first as a member of the Canadian Alliance (2000–2003) and then as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He served as Minister of State for Finance under Prime Minister Stephen Harper from July 15, 2013 until the end of the Harper Government on November 4, 2015.[1] He also served as the Opposition critic to the Solicitor General, the associate critic for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the deputy critic for Justice.

Sorenson represented a riding that is very conservative even by the standards of rural Alberta; most of his territory has been held by a centre-right MP without interruption since 1935. He won the riding by some of the largest margins ever recorded in Canadian politics. He was first elected in 2000, taking 70.5 percent of the vote, and, since then, never dropped below 80 percent of the vote. In the 2006 federal election, he was re-elected with 82.5 per cent of the popular vote, the highest total recorded by a Conservative candidate in that election.

Sorenson used to chair the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.


  1. ^ "A full list of the new and old faces in Stephen Harper's cabinet". The Globe and Mail. July 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-10.

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28th Ministry – Cabinet of Stephen Harper
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ted Menzies Minister of State (Finance)
Post Abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
David Christopherson
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts
February 16, 2016 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bernard Patry
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs
May 4, 2006 – March 8, 2010
Succeeded by
Dean Allison