Jarvie, Alberta , Canada
|| April 15, 1946
Sep 29, 2012 09:49am
|Info||David Chatters was born in 1946 in Westlock, Alberta. He has spent most of his life living and farming in the surrounding area. Mr. Chatters has been both a grain and beef cattle farmer. Most recently, he ran a purebred Charolais cattle operation in Jarvie, Alberta. Mr. Chatters also spent 15 years of his life working in oil and gas exploration in various locations across North America. |
David Chatters was elected Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Athabasca on October 25, 1993. During the first session of the 35th Parliament of Canada, Mr. Chatters sat as a member of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and in July of 1994, Mr. Chatters was named Reform Party Critic for Natural Resources, with specific responsibility for oil and gas. After the June 1997 election, Mr. Chatters was again named Reform Critic for Natural Resources, and was elected Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Government Operations. In February 2000, Mr. Chatters was appointed to the position of Deputy Official Opposition Whip.
A founding member of the Reform Party, Mr. Chatters played an active role in organizing the Athabasca Constituency Association. Mr. Chatters has also been involved in many community organizations within the constituency. He is the former chair of the Westlock School Division, and continues to be active in local community organizations.
David Chatters involvement with the Reform Party began with his strong commitment to representational government. He believes that a Member of Parliament must always represent the interests of his or her constituents before personal or Party interests. Mr. Chatters feels that the government must live within its means, instead of "mortgaging the future of this country".
On November 27, 2000, Mr. Chatters was elected for the third time as Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Athabasca, and he continues to represent his constituents in the House of Commons as a member of the Canadian Alliance caucus and as the Official Opposition Senior Critic for Natural Resources.