Cliff Breitkreuz

Clifford N. Breitkreuz (born July 30, 1940 near Onoway, Alberta, Canada). He was raised on a farm and lived there until he left to earn his university degrees (a B.A. from the University of Alberta and a B.Ed. from the University of Lethbridge). In 1967 he returned to farming, and started teaching at Onoway Junior/Senior High School not long after that. He taught for 7 years and later was elected as a member of parliament for Yellowhead for two terms (from 1993 to 2000). He was a winning candidate in the 2004 Alberta Senatorial Election and as such was a senator-in-waiting pending a vacant Alberta Senate (and a prime minister willing to honor the non-binding election). Breitkruez term as a senator-in-waiting expired with the 2012 Alberta Senate nominee election in which he did not re-offer as a candidate. He still farms with his wife, Shirley.


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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Joe Clark
Member of Parliament Yellowhead
Succeeded by
Rob Merrifield