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MP Arnold Viersen Commemorates Life & Legacy of Former MP Dave Chatters in House of Commons


Ottawa, ON – Arnold Viersen, Member of Parliament for Peace River—Westlock made the following statement today in the House of Commons today to recognize the life and passing of former Member of Parliament Dave Chatters:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay tribute to a former member of Parliament, Mr. Dave Chatters.

Dave served as a Member of Parliament for 12 years for the ridings of Athabasca and Westlock–St. Paul from 1993 until 2006. Sadly, on January 25, Dave passed away at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer.

As a Member of Parliament, Dave was committed to serving his constituents and took this role seriously. Even today, his work ethic in the community is still fondly remembered. In the House, Dave served the senior opposition critic for natural resources for over 10 years and chaired the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

A true conservative, Dave Chatters was a man dedicated to his riding, his province and his country. His service in our nation made Canada a better place.

On behalf of the House, I extend my condolences to Dave’s loved ones, including his wife of 48 years, Evie, his two sons Gary and Matt, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Video of Statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNUvX38km8c