Bob Speller Death: Former Haldimand-Norfolk MP, Bob Speller is dead, Cause of Death

Bob Speller Death – Cause of Death: Former Haldimand-Norfolk MP, Bob Speller has passed away.

Former federal agriculture minister, Bob Speller has passed away due to an illness on Thursday. He was 65 years old.

Speller was first elected in the¬†1988 Canadian federal election¬†as a member of the Liberal Party, defeating incumbent¬†Bud Bradley¬†by only 209 votes.¬†Brian Mulroney’s¬†Progressive Conservatives¬†won the election, however, relegating Speller to opposition¬†Member of Parliament¬†(MP). As an opposition MP, Speller was Associate Trade Critic, Youth Critic and Chair of the Liberal Rural Caucus.

Speller was re-elected in¬†1993,¬†1997¬†and¬†2000, as a member of the winning party.¬†Jean Chr√©tien’s Liberals won three successive elections. Speller served on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (1994‚Äď1995), served on the Canadian Parliamentary Association International Executive Committee, served on the Parliamentary Steel Caucus (1993, 1994, 1998), served on the Joint Inter-Parliamentary Council, and was Chair of the Sub-committee on Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment and the¬†Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Canadian Branch).

On December 12, 2003, incoming Prime Minister Paul Martinnamed Speller the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Haldimand-Norfolk Member of Parliament, The Honourable Bob Speller,” Dr. Leslyn Lewis wrote. “My thoughts are with his family and loved ones in this difficult time.”

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