Hardy, Neal, 1934-

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Hardy, Neal, 1934-

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Neal Herbert Hardy was born in on September 21, 1934 in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan to George and Clara Robinson. He received his primary and secondary education in Hudson Bay. Hardy worked for the Canadian National Railway as a yardman, yardmaster and foreman from 1953 to 1970. He also owned and operated a farm and several businesses, including a tire shop, hardware store, service stations and a grocery store. From 1976 to 1982, he was the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Hudson Bay No. 394. Hardy was also President of the Hudson Bay Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Hudson Bay Rural Development Corporation, and a member of the Elks Lodge.

Hardy was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature on November 26, 1980 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Kelsey-Tisdale constituency until 1991. Hardy served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of the Environment (1982-1985); Minister of Parks and Renewable Resources (1983); Minister of Co-operation and Co-operative Development (1985-1986) and Minister of Rural Development (1985-1991).

Hardy was also Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (1982-1989); Saskatchewan Forest Products Corporation (1982-1985); Saskatchewan Water Supply Board (1982-1983); Water Appeal Board (1984-1985); Board of Examiners (1985-1991); Municipal Employees Superannuation Commission (1985-1987); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1986-1991); Legislative Review Committee (1986-1989); Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (1986-1991); Saskatchewan Lands Appeal Board (1988-1991) and Order in Council Review Committee (1989-1991).

Hardy lost his seat in the 1991 provincial general election to Andy Renaud (NDP). In 1995, Hardy returned to the Hudson Bay Rural Municipality No. 394 as a councillor and served as Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) from 1995 to 2002.

Hardy currently (2006) resides in Hudson Bay. He is President of SARM and continues to serve as councillor for Hudson Bay R.M.

Neal Hardy married Darlene Rose Lundy on December 19, 1954. They have four children: Mervin, Lynda, Donald, and Donna.


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Authority record created on 2008-06-04. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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