Family

Maurice Vellacott was born in 1955 and has been married to Mary since 1976. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. Mary is the daughter of George B. (deceased) and Mary Guenter of the Hague area, now of Warman. Mauriceís grandfather, Peter H. Neufeld, operated a Warman garage for many years. Maurice grew up in rural Saskatchewan, and currently resides on a small farm just outside of Saskatoon in the constituency.

Education

Bachelorís degree at Briercrest College, a masterís degree at Canadian Theological Seminary (University of Regina affiliated) and an earned doctoral degree from Trinity International University in Chicago.

Employment

Has been a small business partner/landlord. Maurice served as a pastor, taught at Bethany College in Hepburn, and served as a health care worker at Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home and other institutions.

Memberships & Involvement

Has had involvement in the past and/or present with the Canadian Club, Canadian Palliative Care, Sask. Pro-Life,  Sask. Landlords, Sask. Taxpayers, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Chamber of Commerce, North Saskatoon Business Association, Toastmasters International, supporter of Focus on the Family, founding Board Member of Real Choices Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Saskatoon. Recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002, and Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012. Recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, 2006.

Experience

  • Elected to Saskatoon District Health Board, 1995

  • Elected Reform Member of Parliament for the Wanuskewin Constituency, 1997

  • Re-elected Member of Parliament for the Saskatoon-Wanuskewin Constituency, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011

  • Deputy Critic for Health

  • Deputy Critic for Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), and Vice-Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources Development Canada

  • Member, sub-committee on Status of Persons with Disabilities, Human Resources Development Canada

  • Deputy Critic for Aboriginal Affairs, and Vice-Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources

  • Co-chair, all-party Pro-Life Caucus

  • Member, Canadian Alliance Family Caucus

  • Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Official Languages
  • Member of Parliamentary Committees: Environment, Official Languages, Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and Scrutiny of Regulations

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