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| birth_place= Calgary, Alberta, Canada20180303|22}}| death_place= Conservative Party of Canada>ConservativeSenate of Canada>Senator from Alberta| constituency= Alberta| portfolio= | footnotes= United Church of Canada>United weblink" title="https:/-/web.archive.org/web/20120709160154weblink">weblink}}Bert Brown (March 22, 1938 – February 3, 2018) was a Canadian senator and retired farmer and development consultant who resided in Balzac, Alberta.

Early life

Brown farmed in Kathyrn, Alberta, from 1969 to 1999, after which they sold their family farm. After retiring from the Senate of Canada in March 2013, he returned to land development consulting. He attended Mount Royal College and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was married to Alice Taylor (1965) and has one child.

Campaign for a Triple E Senate

Brown was the only person to run in all three of Canada's elected senatorial elections. In 1989 and 2004 he ran under the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party. In 1998, he ran under the Reform Party of Alberta, losing to Stan Waters. He was elected as a senator-in-waiting in 1998 and re-elected in 2004. Brown was the only person ever to be elected to a second term as senator-in-waiting.He had been campaigning for an elected Senate of Canada for over 23 years. He was the founder and chair of the Canadian Committee for a Triple-E Senate. The definitive symbol for the cause, he had been documented in countless Hansard transcripts in provincial legislatures across the country, as well as the federal Parliament and Senate.He first gained fame for his cause when he used his tractor to plow "Triple E Senate or Else"WEB,weblink CBC.ca, Harper appoints Albertan senator-in-waiting, 2007-04-18, 2007-04-18, into his neighbour's two-mile long field.

Senatorial career

Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to advise the Governor General to appoint Brown to the next available Senate seat from Alberta, according to comments made in the House of Commons April 18, 2007. The announcement came after long-serving senator Dan Hays announced his intent to vacate his seat in the Senate at the end of June 2007.WEB,weblink Senators, awake, Edmonton Sun, Licia Corbella, 2007-06-22, 2007-07-17, {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}Brown was appointed to the Canadian Senate on July 10, 2007.WEB,weblink Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirms Albertans' choice for Senate, Prime Ministers Office of Canada, 2007-07-10, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070714005509weblink">weblink 2007-07-14, Brown served five and a half years until mandatory retirement.Brown became the second person in Canadian history, after Stan Waters, to be appointed to his Senate seat following a provincial senator-in-waiting election. Brown chose to run with the Conservative Party of Canada caucus (federal party), even though he ran under the Progressive Conservative banner (provincial party counterpart), in the Alberta Senate election.On his 75th birthday, March 22, 2013, Brown retired from the Senate as per Senate rules.

Awards

In 2005, Brown was a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal. The award was given to notable Albertans who made a lasting contribution in the province over the preceding 100 years.WEB,weblink Centennial Medal Recipients A - G, Alberta Government, 2007-07-17, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070927190723weblink">weblink 2007-09-27,

Views

Bert Brown did not acknowledge the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change he identified himself as a denier.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2013-10-13, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141215012715weblink">weblink 2014-12-15,

Death

Brown died on February 3, 2018.Former Alberta Senator Bert Brown dead at 79Senator Bert (Retired) Brown Obituary

References

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External links

  • {{Canadian Parliament links|ID=17131}}
  • weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071118101810weblink">Senators detailed information Parliament of Canada


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