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Scott Jon Thorkelson (2 March 1958 – 19 May 2007) was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1993. His background was in research, consulting and fundraising.

Scott Jon Thorkelson
Canadian Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byDavid Kilgour
Succeeded byHugh Hanrahan
Personal details
Born(1958-03-02)2 March 1958
Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
Died19 May 2007(2007-05-19) (aged 49)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Spouse(s)Allison Boychuk[1]
ChildrenAmanda (step daughter )
OccupationFinancial advisor

Born in Gimli, Manitoba, Thorkelson became active with the Progressive Conservative party's as a youth auxiliary leader and as an assistant to John Allen Fraser, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in the mid-1980s under the Brian Mulroney government.[2]

Thorkelson was elected to Parliament in the 1988 federal election at the Edmonton—Strathcona electoral district for the Progressive Conservative party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Hugh Hanrahan of the Reform Party in the 1993 federal election.

Thorkelson died unexpectedly in Edmonton at his parent's residence due to a heart attack at age 49.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Condolences" (PDF). Beyond the Hill. Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 4th Quarter 2007. p. 6. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-01. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Scott Thorkelson". House of Commons Debates (Hansard). Parliament of Canada. 30 May 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2009. Tribute statement in Parliament by Laurie Hawn, MP Edmonton Centre.
  3. ^ Shackleton, Eric (28 December 2007). "Oscar Peterson, June Callwood, William Hutt among Canadians who died in 2007". The Canadian Press via Prince George Citizen. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Scott Thorkelson dies at age 49". Edmonton Journal. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2009.

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