Richard Neufeld was officially sworn in as a Senator this morning in Ottawa.
Just prior to Christmas Stephen Harper announced 18 new people would be appointed to the Senate, including Richard Neufeld. [asset|aid=844|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7d00e080f46566978a8af1b500e78818-Senator Slick_1_Pub.mp3]
Neufeld was first elected to represent the riding in 1991, and held the seat for more than 17 years, serving under the BC Social Credit, Reform, and Liberal banners. He was appointed the Liberal government’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, in 2001. Mr. Neufeld says he welcomes the challenge, to do something more for the area… [asset|aid=845|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7d00e080f46566978a8af1b500e78818-Senator Slick_2_Pub.mp3]
Mr. Neufeld is one of three BC residents on the Prime Minister’s apppointment list, which also includes CTV’S, highly popular veteran broadcast journalist, Mike Duffy.