Named the Official Opposition Critic for Veteranís Affairs in January 2004, Mr. Casson has held similar positions over the past seven years including International Trade, Agriculture and Environment.
His Ottawa tenure began in March 1997 when he was nominated as the Lethbridge Constituency Reform candidate. Two months later he was elected Member of Parliament and in September 1997 he first sat in the House of Commons as MP. He was re-elected to the House of Commons on November 28, 2000 after garnering 66% of the popular vote in the Lethbridge riding. On February 26, 2004 he was acclaimed as the Conservative Party of Canada Electoral District of Lethbridge candidate in the upcoming federal election.
Since joining Parliament, Mr. Casson has made significant contributions. In March 1999, he introduced to the House of Commons Bill C-321, a Private Memberís Bill intended to amend the Criminal Code by providing for the forfeiture of property relating to child pornography crimes.
Following the debate and vote process the Bill was defeated but within 24-hours was included within a Liberal justice omnibus bill that was passed in June 2002.
He entered public life in 1977 as a municipal councillor in his hometown of Picture Butte, Alberta where he also served as Mayor from 1986 to 1995.
Currently a resident of Picture Butte, Alberta, Rick is a life-long Albertan, one of nine children, a printer by trade, a part-time farmer and a classic car enthusiast.
Elected to the House of Commons 1997 and was re-elected in 2000.
Resident of Picture Butte, Alberta. Rick is a life-long Albertan, one of nine children, a printer by trade, a part-time farmer and a classic car enthusiast.
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