Garry W. Breitkreuz
|Member of Parliament|
October 25, 1993 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Lorne Nystrom|
|Succeeded by||Cathay Wagantall|
|Born||October 21, 1945|
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Political party||Reform (1993-2000)|
Canadian Alliance (2000-2003)
Garry W. Breitkreuz (pronounced Bright-Krites) (born October 21, 1945) is a Canadian politician. He was the Conservative Party of Canada member of the House of Commons of Canada for Yorkton—Melville from 1993 to 2015. He was formerly a member of the Reform Party of Canada (1993–2000) and the Canadian Alliance (2000–2003). While he had no formal position in the cabinet, as an Opposition member he was Deputy House Leader of the Opposition, Conservative Party Deputy House Leader, Deputy Whip of the Official Opposition, Chief Opposition Whip, and Critic to the Solicitor General.
Breitkreuz has been known to be the most outspoken member of the House of Commons on his opposition to the Canadian gun registry.
In 2005, Breitkreuz was granted the Sport Shooting Ambassador Award by the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities.
|2011 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Doug Ottenbreit||6,931||21.8||+1.0||$13,345|
|Total valid votes/expense limit||31,778||100.0||$92,190|
|Total rejected ballots||90||0.3||-0.1|
|2008 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Doug Ottenbreit||6,076||20.8||+2.0||$12,454|
|Liberal||Bryan H. Bell||1,578||5.4||-8.5||–|
|Total valid votes/expense limit||29,142||100.0||$89,452|
|Total rejected ballots||107||0.4||+0.2|
|2006 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Jason Dennison||6,165||18.9||+4.1||$19,488|
|Total valid votes||32,669||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||80||0.2||-0.1|
|2004 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Don Olson||5,890||18.6||+2.8||$18,736|
|Total valid votes||31,681||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||113||0.4||0.0|
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
|2000 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Peter Champagne||5,007||15.8||-9.2||$9,235|
|Progressive Conservative||Brent Haas||1,583||5.0||-1.1||$543|
|Total valid votes||31,721||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||103||0.3||0.0|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|1997 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Evan Carlson||8,583||25.0||-4.4||$43,899|
|Progressive Conservative||Ivan Daunt||2,101||6.1||-2.6||$6,357|
|Total valid votes||34,381||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||116||0.3|
|1993 Canadian federal election: Yorkton—Melville|
|New Democratic||Lorne Nystrom*||9,487||29.2||-21.9|
|Progressive Conservative||Bob Reitenbach||2,825||8.7||-25.9|
|Total valid votes||32,448||100.0|
|Reform gain from New Democratic||Swing||-8.85|
* Denotes incumbent.
- Garry Breitkreuz – Parliament of Canada biography
- How'd They Vote?: Garry Breitkreuz's voting history and quotes