Carson, Carol, 1945-

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Carson, Carol, 1945-

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Carol Carson was born on September 5, 1945 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to George and Irene Plageman. She has two brothers and one sister. Raised on a farm near Choiceland, she attended Mossy Glen School and Choiceland High School. Carson attended the University of Saskatchewan, where she earned Education and Arts degrees.

Carson worked as a teacher in Melfort, Saskatchewan from 1967 to 1973. She was an alderman in Melfort from 1986 to 1988 and Mayor of Melfort from 1989 to 1991. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and served on the boards of the Melfort-Kinistino Rural Development Corporation, the Melfort Union Hospital, and Plus Industries.

Carson was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for Melfort Constituency until 1995. Carson served in the Roy Romanow government as Minister of Community Services (1991-1993); Minister of Environment and Public Safety (1991-1992); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (1991-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Municipal Board (1991-1995); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation (1991-1992); Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company (1991-1992); and Minister of Municipal Government (1993-1995).

Carson retired from political life in July 1995 and as of 2008, resided in Melfort, Saskatchewan.

Carol Plageman married Grant Carson, a lawyer, on June 18, 1965. They have five children: Paul, Les, Mark, Shannon and Glen.


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Authority record created on 2008-05-13. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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