Kelly Block

Carlton Trail–Eagle Creek

Conservative

Kelly Block was first elected to the House of Common for the riding of Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar in 2008. In 2015 she ran and won in the redistributed riding of Carleton Trail–Eagle Creek. She has been named the Official Opposition Critic for Transport.

Before the 2015 election she was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.

Block has introduced two Private Member’s Bills in her time as an MP. Bill C­517, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons), would have created minimum sentences for people convicted of human trafficking. Bill C-­575, An Act respecting the accountability and enhanced financial transparency of elected officials of First Nations communities, called for the disclosure of remuneration paid to First Nations councillors and Chiefs that comes from federal grants, contributions and allowances. Neither bill became law.

Before running federally, Block served on the town council for Waldheim, Saskatchewan including two years as Mayor. She also served as a member of the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority and as Director of Administration at Forest Grove Community Church.

Block has served on several standing committees during her time in the House including the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, and the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women.

She was the chair of the Saskatchewan Conservative cause from 2011 to 2013.


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