David Kilgour is a retired Canadian Member of Parliament. Mr. Kilgour was elected M.P. three times, and won re-election on five occasions. In 1994 Mr. Kilgour was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, as well as Chairman of Committees of the Whole House. He has also served the Canadian government as Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa from 1997-2002, and held the same post for Asia-Pacific in 2002-2003. Up until January 2006 Mr. Kilgour was an Independent Member of Parliament for the Edmonton Mill Woods Beaumont.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Mr. Kilgour occupied numerous legal positions. Some of this professional experience includes serving both on the senior advisory panel for the Department of Justice in Ottawa, and as the Crown Attorney for the Dauphin District in Manitoba. From 1972-1979 Mr. Kilgour served the Attorney General as a senior agent, and was a constitutional advisor for the Government of Alberta.
Mr. Kilgour has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: The Mission (Ottawa), Ashbury College Foundation (Ottawa), Steering Committee, Canada-Ukraine Legislative Cooperation Project, and as Chairs of the International Committee for a Free Vietnam’s Canadian Chapter, and the Canadian Parliamentary Group for Soviet Jewry.
Some of Mr. Kilgour’s publishing’s include Uneasy Patriots: Western Canadians in Confederation, Inside Outer Canada, and Betrayal: The Spy Canada Abandoned. He was also a journalist for the Toronto Daily Star in 1964.
Mr. Kilgour received his Bachelor’s Degree in economic in 1962 from the University of Manitoba. He went on to obtain an LL.B (JD) at the University of Toronto in 1966.