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Kinistino Electoral District (Provincial)

Thibault, Arthur Joseph, 1914-1983

  • PA 507
  • Person
  • 1914-1983

Arthur Joseph Thibault was born on February 21, 1914 in Bonne Madone, Saskatchewan to Eugene and Emma (McGary) Thibault. He attended Kaminka School. In 1941, he began operating a grain and livestock farm in the Tarnopol district. Thibault was a member of the Saskatchewan Farmers Union, served on the local school board, and was reeve of the Rural Municipality of Invergordon No. 430 from 1952 to 1959.

Thibault's career in provincial politics began when he was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in a by-election on June 3, 1959. He served as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member for the Kinistino constituency from 1959 to 1967. He then served as the New Democratic Party (NDP) member for the Kinistino constituency (1967-1971; 1975-1978) and the Melfort-Kinistino constituency (1971-1975). Thibault was a member of the Cabinet Committee on Traffic Safety and served as chair of the Special Committee on Highway Traffic and Safety (1973-1975). After retiring from politics in 1978, he worked at the St. Louis Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centre in Prince Albert until 1981. He died on February 22, 1983.

Thibault married Doris Lepine on June 11, 1941. The Thibaults had five children: Lucille, Edward, Eugene, Roger and Denise.