David Kilgour

Canadian human rights activist and politician (1941–2022)

David William Kilgour PC (February 18, 1941 – April 5, 2022) was a Canadian human rights activist, author, lawyer, and politician. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party and Liberal Party of Canada. Kilgour was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kilgour was a member of the Parliament of Canada from 1979 until 2006 representing the Edmonton, Alberta area. He was the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 1994 until 1997. Kilgour was the Secretary of State of Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific from 1997 until 2003 during the Jean Chrétien government.

Kilgour died on April 5, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario from lung disease, aged 81.[1]

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  1. Boisvert, Nick (April 6, 2022). "David Kilgour, longtime MP who quit 2 different parties for ideological reasons, dies at 81". CBC. Retrieved April 6, 2022.

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