Yorkton, Saskatchewan , Canada
|| October 21, 1945
Jul 30, 2006 10:06am
|Info||Garry Breitkreuz was born October 21, 1945, and was raised on a farm near Springside, Saskatchewan. He attended a one-room country school near the farm where he grew up. His high school education was completed in Yorkton. He has six years post-secondary education, including a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan. |
Garry taught for twenty-four years, including three years teaching math and chemistry at a college in Cameroon, West Africa; two years as principal on an Indian Reserve in northern Saskatchewan; and eighteen months teaching math and sciences in the Solomon Islands. The remainder of his teaching experience was spent teaching various subjects and grades in and around Yorkton. Seven of those years, Garry also spent farming.
Garry has formerly served as Official Opposition Deputy House Leader and Deputy Whip. He has been an active member on the Standing Committees of the House in the following areas: Agriculture, Justice, Procedure and House Affairs and Human Resources Development. He currently is the Associate Justice Critic (Firearms) and has been elected as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Garry was elected to the House of Commons in October 1993, for the riding of Yorkton-Melville in eastern Saskatchewan, and was re-elected in the 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006 general elections.