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Rick Laliberte (born September 13, 1958) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Churchill River, a riding that encompasses the northern half of the province of Saskatchewan.

Rick Laliberte

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Churchill River
In office
June 2, 1997 – June 28, 2004
Preceded byriding created
Succeeded byJeremy Harrison
Personal details
Born (1958-09-13) September 13, 1958 (age 61)
Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan
Political partyNDP (1997–2000)
Liberal (2000–2004)
Independent (2004)
ProfessionSchool administrator

Laliberte was born and raised in Beauval, Saskatchewan. He is Métis and is fluent in Michif. He was elected as a New Democratic Party candidate in the 1997 federal election, but crossed the floor on September 27, 2000, to join the Liberal Party of Canada.[1][2] He was re-elected as a Liberal party member in the 2000 federal election.[3] He then left the Liberal Party prior to the 2004 election and failed to win reelection as an independent, coming in fourth behind the NDP, Liberals and the winning Conservative, Jeremy Harrison.[4]

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  1. ^ "NDP MP defects to Liberal party". CBC News. September 28, 2000. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  2. ^ "Chrétien reels in another defector". The Globe and Mail. September 28, 2000. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  3. ^ "West shows it considers itself a different kind of place". The Globe and Mail. November 28, 2000. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  4. ^ "Harrison ousts Laliberte". The Star Phoenix. Saskatoon. June 29, 2004.

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