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Biography

Date of Birth:  November 6, 1944  

Married to Montana Currie and has four grown children.

Richard Neufeld has spent close to two decades in public service to the people of British Columbia.

First elected to represent the riding of Peace River North in 1991, Mr. Neufeld had been re-elected on three separate occasions; 1996, 2001 and again in 2005.  Mr. Neufeld has also served on the town Council of Fort Nelson, including five years as Mayor. Prior to his involvement in politics, Mr. Neufeld owned and operated his own business.

From 1991 to 2001, aside from serving as the Opposition Whip for five consecutive years, Mr. Neufeld served the BC Provincial Legislature as a critic in the following portfolios:

Transportation

Agriculture

Aboriginal Affairs

Energy and Mines

Consumer Affairs

Environment Lands and Parks

From 2001 to 2009 Richard Neufeld served in the Government of British Columbia as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He also served on the following Provincial Cabinet Committees:

Core Review and Deregulation

Environment and Land Use

Natural Resources and Economy

Treaties

Treasury Board

New Relationship Coordination

Climate Action

 

            Senator Neufeld was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December of 2008.

 Previously a Member on the following Senate Committee(s):

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources; Served as Deputy Chair

National Finance; Served as Member and Member of Steering Committee

          

Current Member of the following Senate Committee(s):

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources; Serves as Chair

Transport and Communications; Serves as a Member

(Updated: June 2015)