Moose Jaw–Lake Centre–Lanigan
Tom Lukiwski is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Moose Jaw–Lake Centre–Lanigan. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004.
Born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan in 1951, Lukiwski has been a lifelong resident of the province and has lived in the riding of Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre for over two decades.
He has been a leader in Saskatchewan public life for many years.
Before running for the House of Commons, Lukiwski ran his own small business. He also served as the Executive Director of the former Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan and General Manager of the Saskatchewan Party.
Following his election in 2004, Lukiwski served as the Chair of the Saskatchewan Conservative Caucus. He has sat on many Parliamentary Committees including the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics. He was also instrumental on the subcommittee that dealt with the Federal Accountability Act.
After being re-elected in January of 2006, Lukiwski was sworn in at Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. Reelected in May 2011, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader, and a member of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee.
Lukiwski is well known for his ability to stall Parliamentary Committee business by filibustering. Examples include meetings of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs meetings in February 2008, when he blocked any inquiry into allegations that the Conservative Party spent over the maximum allowable campaign limits during the 2006 election. On April 3, 2008, the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan released a videotape showing Lukiwski making homophobic remarks in 1991. He has had to apologize for other remarks, as well.
Lukiwski has a strong a commitment to community service. He has served on the Labatt Brier Committee and the Saskatchewan Roughriders Marketing Board of Directors and has played key roles with Skate Canada, the Bill Clarke Fundraiser in Support of Parkinson’s Disease and the Peter Gzowski Fundraiser for Literacy.
Lukiwski currently resides in Regina Beach with his wife. They have two grown sons and two grand-daughters.