Hon. Kevin Soren­son

M.P. For Bat­tle River—Crow­foot

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Ex­cerpt from Farewell Speech (June 5, 2019) “Af­ter six elec­tions, 19 great years and var­i­ous po­si­tions in the Of­fi­cial Op­po­si­tion and Government, it is now time for me to spend more time with my fam­ily, who have so self­lessly and sto­ically stood by my side through this long and de­mand­ing jour­ney .... How­ever, I do so with a heavy heart as I have so much en­joyed the priv­i­lege of be­ing a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for the rid­ing of Crow­foot, which later had its named changed to Bat­tle River-Crow­foot. I can­not thank the good peo­ple of my rid­ing enough for their sup­port. For 19 years, they were my boss. Ev­ery day I have re­ceived let­ters, emails, tele­phone calls and face-to-face words of en­cour­age­ment and prayers that mean more to me than they will ever know. Af­ter first be­ing elected in Novem­ber 2000, I stood in the House of Com­mons on Fe­bru­ary 1st, 2001 to de­liver my maiden speech in which I said: “I thank all the peo­ple of Crow­foot for be­stow­ing their faith in me. I prom­ise to re­spect­fully and truth­fully rep­re­sent your views and con­cerns (here in Ottawa). I pledge to work hard with the same dili­gence that the ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple of Crow­foot demon­strate daily as they go about their oc­cu­pa­tions and their ca­reers in our pre­dom­i­nately ru­ral rid­ing.” I have worked hard to keep my word.”

Thank you for the hon­our of serv­ing, good bye, and may God bless Canada.

* Back­ground Map of Bat­tle River—Crow­foot, the con­stituency Kevin cur­rently rep­re­sents.

2019 - Cam­rose Kick’N Coun­try Pa­rade, Kevin is hold­ing Grand­son Kaden

2002 - Fi­nal Load of Hay to Ar­rive in Al­berta from Hay West

2001 - Kevin with his fam­ily at the “Sign­ing of the Scroll.”

2012 - Kevin at work as Com­mit­tee Chair

2015 - Kevin with then PM Stephen Harper

2014 - Fi­nance Min­is­ters Meet­ing: Kevin with Jim Fla­herty and BoC Gov­er­nor Stephen Poloz

2010 - Spe­cial Com­mit­tee tour of “Task Force Kan­da­har” in Afghanista­n

2006 - Christ­mas Open House

2018 - Tour of the Husky Ter­mi­nal at Hardisty

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