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Maurice Brydon Foster (September 8, 1933 – October 2, 2010) was a Canadian veterinarian and politician. He represented the electoral district of Algoma in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1993. He was a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

Maurice Brydon Foster
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Algoma
In office
1968–1993
Preceded byElectoral district created in 1966
Succeeded byBrent St. Denis
Personal details
Born(1933-09-08)September 8, 1933
Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada
DiedOctober 2, 2010(2010-10-02) (aged 77)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Janet Kerr
CommitteesChair, Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (1972)
Chair, Standing Committee on Northern Pipelines
Chair, Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections
Portfolio• Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (1974)
• Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (1974–1976)
• Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (1984)

Born in Bloomfield, Ontario, Foster attended the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1957. He then moved to Carnduff, Saskatchewan where he practiced as a veterinarian. In 1959, he moved to Desbarats near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[2]

In 1968, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Algoma. After retiring in 1993, he served as an adviser to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He retired in 2001.[2]

He died in 2010 after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maurice Foster – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c "DR. MAURICE BRYDON FOSTER 1933-2010 MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR ALGOMA". The Globe and Mail.