Cunningham, Darrel, 1948-

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Darrel Cunningham was born on January 23, 1948 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan to Robert and Alice Cunningham. He holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Cunningham farmed in the Lintlaw area. He was also a farm management instructor and served on the boards of the East Central Co-op and Lintlaw Credit Union.

Cunningham was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991 and served as the New Democratic Party MLA for the Canora Constituency until 1995. He served in the Roy Romanow cabinet as Minister of Rural Development (1991-1992); Minister of Parks and Renewable Resources (1991-1992); Minister of Natural Resources (1992); Minister of Agriculture and Food (1992-1995); and Minister of Highways and Transportation (1993).

Cunningham was also Minister Responsible for the following: Saskatchewan Wetlands Conservation Corporation (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Liquor Board and Licensing Commission (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Forest Products Corporation (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (1991-1995); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1991-1992); Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1992-1995); Agriculture Development Fund (1992-1995); Saskatchewan Transportation Company (1993); Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1993); and Highway Traffic Board (1993).

Cunningham retired from political life in July 1995. He currently (2010) resides on his farm near Lintlaw, Saskatchewan.

Darrel and Donna Cunningham have two children: Dara and Lisa.


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Authority record created on 2008-05-09. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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