Percy Wickman

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Percy Wickman
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1993–2001
Succeeded by Ian McClelland
Constituency Edmonton-Rutherford
In office
1989–1993
Preceded by Don Getty
Succeeded by Mike Percy
Constituency Edmonton-Whitemud
Personal details
Born Percy Dwight Wickman
(1941-06-10)June 10, 1941
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Died July 3, 2004(2004-07-03) (aged 63)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Alberta Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Silvia
Profession activist, city councillor

Percy Dwight Wickman (June 10, 1941 – July 3, 2004) was a Canadian politician and well-known activist for people with disabilities. He was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Wickman served as an alderman on Edmonton City Council from 1977 to 1986. He made headlines when he was elected as Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud after unseating Alberta premier Don Getty in the 1989 election, despite the fact Getty had otherwise won a majority government. In 1993 election and 1997 election Wickman was re-elected as the MLA for Edmonton Rutherford. Wickman retired from politics in 2001.

Wickman died in 2004 due to a paraplegic-related infection at the age of 63.[1]

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  1. ^ "Paraplegic MLA blazed a trail for disabled in Alberta". theglobeandmail.com. April 8, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2018.

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