Bill Bennett (B.C. Liberal Party politician)


Bill Bennett (B.C. Liberal Party politician)

Infobox_Politician


honorific-prefix = The Honourable
name = Bill Bennett
honorific-suffix = MLA
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birth_date = 1950
birth_place =
death_date =
residence =
office = MLA for East Kootenay
term_start = 2001
term_end =
predecessor = Erda Walsh
successor =
party = Liberal
religion =
occupation =

: "This Bill Bennett should not be confused with Bill Bennett, former B.C. premier"William Bennett (born 1950) is a Canadian politician. Since 2001 he has represented the riding of East Kootenay in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He is a member of the British Columbia Liberal Party.

In 1976, Bennett earned an honours degree in English from the University of Guelph. In 1992, he received a law degree from Queen's University. He practiced law in Cranbrook, British Columbia for some time before becoming elected an MLA for East Kootenay in 2001.

On June 16, 2005, Bennett was appointed to the British Columbia cabinet as Minister of State for Mining. He resigned from this position on February 6, 2007 after it was revealed that he had sent a profanity-laden email to a constituent. cite news | url = http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/02/06/bennett-quits.html
title = Bennett loses B.C. cabinet post over profanity-laced e-mail
date = 2007-02-06 | accessdate=2007-02-06 | publisher = CBC News
] [ [http://www.publiceyeonline.com/archives/002151.html I Spy! - Public Eye Online] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.billbennett.ca/ Official website for Bill Bennett]
* [http://www.billbennettmla.bc.ca/ Bill Bennett official MLA webpage]


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