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Ray Boughen

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Preceded by  Dave Batters
Succeeded by  TBD

Political party  Conservative
Name  Ray Boughen
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Born  May 25, 1937 (age 78) Coronach, Saskatchewan (1937-05-25)
Role  Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Office  Member of the Canadian House of Commons since 2008
Party  Conservative Party of Canada

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Ray Boughen (born May 25, 1937) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Palliser in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the Conservative Party and served in parliament until his retirement at the 2015 election.


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Boughen is a former educator and consultant and an active member in his home community of Moose Jaw. He served two terms as mayor of the city from 1994 to 2000, and was elected trustee to the Prairie South School Division Board of Education in 2005.

He is known for leading the Boughen Commission: Financing Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education, for the Province of Saskatchewan. Boughen has worked for 35 years in Saskatchewan’s education system; as a guidance counsellor, teacher, vice-principal of an elementary school, principal of Peacock Collegiate, director of education, registrar and director of provincial examinations and student records. In 1993, he opened a consulting firm, Educational Consulting and Counselling Services.

He has also sat as co-chair of the Moose Jaw Multiplex Builders Inc. and chair of the Zion United Church Council. He has served as Vice-President for Cities for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, as chair of the 1996 Saskatchewan Summer Games, and as Saskatchewan chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. He is also a former charter member of the Wakamow Rotary Club and a current member of the Moose Jaw Rotary Club, and was an interim president and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Science degree from the Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University), majoring in counselling psychology and educational administration.


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