The new MP for Yellowhead, Jim Eglinski spent 35 years serving with the RCMP. He retired as Officer In Command after 35 years. After his retirement he was a city councillor and Mayor in Fort St. John, BC. He also worked as the city’s regional director.
He also worked for the British Columbia Coroner’s Service, the taxation department and as a special investigator in the Gaming Branch.
Eglinski has already introduced his first Private Member’s Bill, C206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse of vulnerable persons). The bill would amend the Criminal Code to specify that the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of a person over the age of 65 or of a person 18 years of age or older who depends on others for their care because of a mental or physical disability is to be considered an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes.
Born and raised in Two-Hill, Alberta, Eglinski is married and has four children and 11 grandchildren. He and his wife moved home to Alberta to be near their grandkids. Eglinski has volunteered for numerous clubs and organizations including the Rotary Club, Lions Club and the United Way.
Since returning to Alberta, Eglinski has served as the president of the Conservative Party’s Yellowhead riding.