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)
Assumed office
November 27, 2000
Preceded byJack Ramsay
Personal details
Born (1958-11-03) November 3, 1958 (age 60)
Killam, Alberta, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Darlene Sorenson
ResidenceCamrose, Alberta, Canada
Professionbusinessman, farmer

Kevin A. Sorenson MP (born November 3, 1958) is a Canadian politician and former Minister of State for Finance under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Sorenson is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Battle River-Crowfoot since 2000 (known as Crowfoot from 2000 to 2015). He has also been a member of the Canadian Alliance (2000–2003). He has served as the former Opposition critic to the Solicitor General, and of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Sorenson represents 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 has 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 has never dropped below 80 percent of the vote. In January 2006, 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 now chairs the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

On July 15, 2013, Sorenson was named to cabinet by Prime Minister Harper as Minister of State for Finance. He served in this role until the end of the Harper Government on November 4, 2015.[1]


  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