Arnold Viersen

Peace River — Westlock

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February 24, 2022

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February 15, 2022

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Arnold Viersen

Meet Your MP

Member of Parliament for Peace River – Westlock

 

Arnold Viersen was born in Barrhead, Alberta and grew up nearby in the rural community of Neerlandia with his five siblings. Following high school, Arnold apprenticed as an auto service technician and attained his journeyman ticket from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Arnold also earned a business degree from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) while continuing his automotive career. 

 

In 2010, Arnold married Melissa Bredenhof and they currently live in Westlock County, close to his childhood home in Neerlandia. Arnold and Melissa have five children: Aliyah, Seeley, Jillian, Daniel and Claire. As a family, they continue to enjoy the outdoors, adding snowmobiling, hiking, and gardening to their list of favourite activities. An avid outdoorsman, Arnold enjoys hunting, fishing, and 4x4ing.

 

In October 2015, Arnold was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Peace River—Westlock. With 105,095 sq. km., the riding is one of the largest districts in Canada and represents one third of Northern Alberta. Peace River—Westlock has a population of 108,095 and includes fourteen First Nations and three Metis Settlements.  Arnold was re-elected in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections.

 

As a member of the Official Opposition, Arnold is passionate about advocating for the rights and concerns of rural families, farms and industries in Alberta and across Canada. Arnold is involved in a number of Parliamentary caucuses that help promote a better understanding of key issues including the Outdoor Caucus, and Pro-Life Caucus. Arnold is also a member of the Canada-Netherlands Parliamentary Friendship Group, Parliamentary Uyghur Friendship Group, Canadian Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, and the Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds.

 

In January 2021, Arnold was appointed to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights (SDIR) of the Standing... Read Bio