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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Benoit, Leon

Alberta, Vegreville - Wainwright, Conservative Party of Canada

Raised on a mixed farm south of Lloydminster

Obtained a B.Sc. in Agriculture degree from the University of Alberta.

worked through University in the oilfield as a pipe fitter and a cat skinner.

during last year of university, purchased a farm near Mannville, Alberta and farmed since (last several years crop-share rent).

worked winters as a Farm Economist with Alberta Agriculture from 1977 – 1992

worked as private management consultant with farmers.

active in the community, through community groups, with the Agriculture Society and in the church.

Political Background

nominated by Vegreville Constituency in 1992 to run for the Reform Party.

elected in 1993, 1997 and 2000

Critic positions:

Senior Critic for Agriculture (1993-1995)

Senior Inter-Provincial Trade Critic (1996-1997)

Senior Critic for Citizenship and Immigration (1998 to 2000)

Senior Defence Critic (June 2001 until June 2003)

Senior Critic for both Public Works and Government Services (July 2003-present) and the Wheat Board (January 2004)


Farm Economist (1977-1993); Consultant (1988-1993); Farm owner-operator (1974-present); Professional Agologist


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specializing in economics and business management


Born 1950, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

Married Linda (nee Gabert) in 1974

Five children – Suzanne, Gabriel, Daniel, Jennifer,and Paul.

Contact information:

Campaign office:Tel: (780) 872-7424

Constituency office: PO Box 300, Mannville, AB, T0B 2W0. Tel: (780) 763-6130

Hill office: 613 Justice Bldg., House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6. Tel: (613) 992-4171

Other Vegreville - Wainwright candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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