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John Wendele Shields
(25 December 1929 – 29 November 2004) was a
Progressive Conservative party
member of the
Canadian House of Commons
. He was a businessman and teacher by career.
Shields was born in
Grande Prairie, Alberta
. He died aged 74 of
following bladder surgery.
He represented the Alberta riding of
where he was first elected in the
1980 federal election
re-elected in 1984
again in 1988
. He served in the
34th Canadian Parliaments
In 1991, Shields incurred controversy for allegedly shouting “Shut up, Sambo” to
, the sole black member of Parliament. Shields denied ever making the comments.
Shields left federal politics after his defeat in the
1993 federal election
Shields served with the Canadian Army in Korea. He left the military in 1958 to complete high school and went on to earn a degree in education from the University of Alberta.
Member of the House of Commons, 1980 - 1993
Elected to the House of Commons in February 1980, served until October 1993
Opposition Deputy Critic - Energy, 1980–1984
Chairman of the Alberta Caucus, 1982–1992
Governor General Appointments, 1984–1992
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Immigration
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