Party of Canada MP Carol Skelton was first elected on November 27, 2000 as
the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon - Rosetown - Biggar. She was
re-elected by a much larger margin on June 28, 2004 and again for a third
consecutive term on January 23, 2006.
6, 2006, she became the first elected female Minister for Saskatchewan.
She was appointed as the Minister of National Revenue and
the Minister of Western Economic Diversification. Mrs. Skelton
continues in her role as Minister of National Revenue and is the Regional
Minister for Saskatchewan.
As a Cabinet
Minister, Mrs. Skelton sits on the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee and
also sits as the only female Minister on the Cabinet Treasury Board
In 2004, Mrs.
Skelton was selected in a survey by the influential Hill Times
newspaper as the third hardest-working MP. In 2005, she improved on that
result and moved up into second place.
postings, Mrs. Skelton was the Official Opposition Critic for Social
Development and also Critic for Public Health. She also sat as the
Vice-Chair on the new Parliamentary Committee for Persons with
Disabilities. Before that, she was the Senior Critic for Western
Economic Diversification and the Critic for Human Resources & Skills
Development (Social Economy). She previously served as Deputy Leader
of the Official Opposition. Prior to this position, she was the
Deputy Health Critic and Deputy House Leader for the Official Opposition
and was responsible for reviewing the Canadian Alliance's natural health
products policy. She also monitored the implementation of the
national blood screening process for West Nile Virus. When first
elected, she was the Official Opposition Critic for Human Resources &
Development Canada (HRDC).
was a Coordinator for the Canadian Blood Services prior to being elected
to the House of Commons. She also has a record of service as a leader in
her community, having served in organizations ranging from 4-H to the
Royal Canadian Legion. In her work with the Canadian Red Cross she worked
as a Family Services Officer in Winnipeg during the Manitoba flood and
worked in Nebraska and Iowa during the great flood of the Mississippi.
Skelton’s past political involvement include; Member of the Advisory
Committee to the Minister of Health on Alcohol, Drugs and Youth in
Saskatchewan; former Board Member of the Saskatchewan Research Council;
former Board Member of the Canadian 4-H Council, on behalf of the Canadian
Hereford Association and former member of the Management Committee for the
Biggar, Saskatchewan on December 12, 1945, Mrs. Skelton resides in Harris,
Saskatchewan. She is married to Noel and has shared in the management of
their farm for 42 years. They have three grown children and five
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