Richard Neufeld

  • Position: Senator
  • Representing:  The Province of British Columbia


Richard Neufeld has spent close to two decades in public service to the people of British Columbia.

First elected to represent the riding of Peace River North in 1991, Mr. Neufeld had been re-elected on three separate occasions; 1996, 2001 and again in 2005. Mr. Neufeld has also served on the town Council of Fort Nelson, including five years as Mayor. Prior to his involvement in politics, Mr. Neufeld owned and operated his own business.

From 1991 to 2001, aside from serving as the Opposition Whip for five consecutive years, Mr. Neufeld served the BC Provincial Legislature as a critic in the following portfolios:

      • Transportation
      • Agriculture
      • Aboriginal Affairs
      • Energy and Mines
      • Consumer Affairs
      • Environment Lands and Parks

From 2001 to 2009 Richard Neufeld served in the Government of British Columbia as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He also served on the following Provincial Cabinet Committees:

      • Core Review and Deregulation
      • Environment and Land Use
      • Natural Resources and Economy
      • Treaties
      • Treasury Board
      • New Relationship Coordination
      • Climate Action

Senator Neufeld was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December of 2008.