Norval Horner

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Norval Horner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Battleford—Kindersley
In office
1972–1974
Preceded by Rod Thomson
Succeeded by Joseph McIsaac
Personal details
Born (1930-08-21)August 21, 1930
Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died April 3, 2014(2014-04-03) (aged 83)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Relations Hugh Horner (brother)
Jack Horner (brother)
Doug Horner (nephew)
Albert Horner (Cousin)
Children eight
Parents Ralph Horner (father)
Residence Edmonton, Alberta

Norval Alexander Horner (August 21, 1930 – April 3, 2014), was a Canadian politician and former member of the Canadian House of Commons.

Horner earned teaching and engineering degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and worked as a businessman, farmer and school principal in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

He was elected to the House of Commons in the 1972 federal election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Battleford—Kindersley, Saskatchewan but was defeated two years later in the 1974 federal election by less than 100 votes.[1][2]

Two of Horner's brothers, Hugh Horner and Jack Horner were also Members of Parliament while his father, Ralph Horner served as a Senator. (Jack Horner and Norval served in the House of Commons at the same time). A cousin, Albert Horner, was also an MP prior to Norval's election.

Horner retired to Vancouver Island where he voiced his opinions on political issues, often at odds with the contemporary Conservative Party, advocating an increase in the minimum wage[3] and arguing in favour of anti-poverty measures in order to combat crime instead of mandatory minimum sentences and other law and order proposals.[4]

Horner has 8 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He died on April 3, 2014 in British Columbia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliamentary Biography - Norval Horner, Parliament of Canada website
  2. ^ History of Federal Ridings - BATTLEFORD-KINDERSLEY, Parliament of Canada website
  3. ^ Norval Horner, "Minimum wage must be raised", Edmonton Journal, September 8, 2006
  4. ^ Norval Horner, "Toews is wrong", Edmonton Journal, May 12, 2006
  5. ^ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Former+Norval+Horner+dead/9745058/story.html