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Edwin Laurence Tchorzewski (April 22, 1943 – June 6, 2008) was a Canadian politician, former Saskatchewan finance minister and member of the Legislative Assembly for 25 years.[1]

Ed Tchorzewski
President of the New Democratic Party of Canada
In office
1997–1999
Preceded byJohanna den Hertog
Succeeded byAdam Giambrone
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Humboldt
In office
1971–1982
Preceded byMathieu Breker (Liberal)
Succeeded byLouis Domotor (PC)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Regina Northeast
In office
1985–1991
Preceded byRussell Sutor (PC)
Succeeded byriding abolished
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for Regina Dewdney
In office
1991–1999
Preceded bynew riding
Succeeded byKevin Yates (NDP)
Personal details
BornApril 22, 1943
Alvena, Saskatchewan
DiedJune 6, 2008(2008-06-06) (aged 65)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Political partySaskatchewan New Democratic Party/New Democratic Party of Canada
ResidenceRegina, Saskatchewan

As a member of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, he was MLA from the Humboldt electoral district from 1971 to 1982. He later represented Regina Northeast from 1985 to 1991, and Regina Dewdney from 1991 to 1999.

Tchorzewski was born in Alvena, Saskatchewan and was educated in Hudson Bay and at the University of Saskatchewan. He taught school in Humboldt.[2] In 1966, he married Shirley Stasiuk.[3] Tchorzewski served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Finance, as Provincial Secretary, as Minister of Education and as Minister of Municipal Government. In 1997, he became president of the federal NDP. He resigned his seat in the Saskatchewan assembly in 1999 to become chief of staff for Alexa McDonough. Tchorzewski became special adviser to Lorne Calvert in 2002. In 2006, he became secretary for the provincial NDP.[2]

Tchorzewski died in Regina at the age of 65.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Sask. finance minister dies"CBC News (Retrieved on June 7, 2008)
  2. ^ a b "Tchorzewski, Edwin Laurence (1943–2008)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  3. ^ a b "Edwin Laurence Tchorzewski fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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