David Anderson is the Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills - Grasslands, Saskatchewan and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resource and to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Canadian Wheat Board. David has lived and farmed out of Frontier, Saskatchewan for most of his life.
David studied at the University of Regina where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then went on to complete a Masters of Divinity at the Canadian Theological Seminary in 1990.
David was first elected to Parliament in 2000 as a Member of the Canadian Alliance Party and served in several roles since then including Saskatchewan Caucus Chairman, Alliance Agriculture and Canadian Wheat Board Critic and member for the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
David was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food for the Canadian Wheat Board in January 2006. The Prime Minister extended David’s portfolio on October 10, 2007, naming him Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resource. As Parliamentary Secretary, David plays a key role in assisting the Minister with parliamentary business as well as creating dialogue with the public and interest groups.
In October 2008, David was re-elected and was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board. David continues to provide active leadership for Cypress Hills - Grasslands and for Saskatchewan.
David was the chairman of the National Prayer Breakfast from 2006-2010. It is an annual event on the Parliamentary calendar where the Members of Parliament, Senators, diplomats and Canadians gather in a non-partisan setting to pray for the nation. He was also the chairman of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast or the same time period. This is a weekly event open to Members of Parliament and Senators.
David is married to Sheila. They have two adult children, Amy and Andrew and a daughter-in-law Charis.