Michael Chisholm

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Michael Chisholm
MLA for Cut Knife-Turtleford
In office
2003–2011
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byLarry Doke
Personal details
Born (1948-08-26) August 26, 1948 (age 71)
North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Political partySaskatchewan Party

Michael Chisholm (born August 26, 1948)[1] is a Canadian provincial politician. He was a Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 2003 to 2011, and is also a member of the federal Conservative Party of Canada.[2] In 2003 he was elected for the newly created constituency of Cut Knife-Turtleford, and was re-elected in 2007. He is the vice-chair of the government's public-accounts committee.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Chisholm was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm in Maidstone.[1] Prior to running for public office in 2003, Chisholm was an accountant.[1] He is married with three sons and three grandchildren.

Controversy[edit]

Chisholm was involved in a minor controversy in May 2008, when he called NDP MLA Deb Higgins a "dumb bitch" during a debate. Chisholm did not directly say the statement to Higgins personally, but it was audible enough to be recorded as he sat back down. Chisholm resigned as legislative secretary a few days later.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Michael Chisholm Biography". Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. ^ "11 MLAs linked to Tories". Regina Leader-Post. 2008-07-23. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ Wall, Allison (2009). "Local MLAs join government shuffle". Lloydminster Meridian Booster. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  4. ^ "MLA apologizes for making offensive comment about female member". CBC. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-30.