Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson

Canadian politician and businessman
Date of Birth: 31.10.1947
Country: Canada

  1. Biography of Lee Richardson
  2. Political Views

Biography of Lee Richardson

Lee Richardson was born on October 31, 1947, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He is a Canadian politician and businessman. Richardson served as the Chief of Staff for Peter Lougheed, the Premier of Alberta, from 1979 to 1983. He then worked as a parliamentary secretary for the Minister of Communications and the Minister of Transport. Richardson played a crucial role in relocating the National Energy Board to Calgary and transferring the Calgary International Airport to local authorities.

Currently, Richardson is an active Member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the Calgary Centre electoral district. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Richardson was first elected to Parliament in 1988 as a representative of the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party. He returned to political activity in 2004, winning the seat previously held by Joe Clark, the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. Richardson was re-elected in 2006 and 2008.

During the last parliamentary session, Richardson served as the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade. Aside from his political career, Richardson is the President of Lee Richardson Financial Corporation and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of STI Streetlight Intelligence. He also served as a director of the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary and is involved in the Southminster United Church Council.

Richardson has been recognized for his contributions to his community. He received the Queen Elizabeth Medal in 1977 and the Canada Medal in 1992. In 2005, he was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal. Richardson is a widower and has three adult children. He is currently in a relationship with Krista Erickson, a reporter at CBC.

Political Views

Richardson is known for his outspoken statements regarding immigrants from third-world countries, whom he believes are the main cause of increased crime in Calgary.