Steven John Fletcher, PC, MP (born June 17, 1972) is a Canadian politician. He has served in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004, representing the riding of Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia as a member of the Conservative Party. He is the first quadriplegic to serve in the House of Commons, as well as in Cabinet. Fletcher was appointed as Minister of State (Democratic Reform) on October 30, 2008. After the Conservative Party victory on May 2, 2011, Fletcher was appointed as Minister of State (Transport).
Fletcher was elected president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba in November 2001, and was re-elected in 2003.His relationship with party leader Stuart Murray was sometimes fractious. Fletcher criticized Murray ...
OTTAWA-Manitoba MP Steven Fletcher's long absence from Parliament following neck surgery is over.
"With the help of my medical team and family, I am pleased to report I have made a full and complete recovery," Fletcher said in a statement on Monday.
Fletcher, a quadriplegic since 1996, took a break from his duties as MP and minister of state for transport in mid-January because of a problem with a rod in his neck.
Doctors replaced the rod in a 12-hour surgery on Jan. 19, his office confirmed.
By Daniel Proussalidis,Parliamentary Bureau
Posted: Monday, March 26
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A BIT of housekeeping, before talking about The Steven Fletcher Story: What Do You Do If You Don't Die.
During the next few weeks, I will have opportunities here to talk about federal politics and the current election campaign. One will be OttawaWatch, the other, election reporting appearing in one of the quadrants in the same sector of this website.
The first piece in that pre-election series talks, among other things, about Elizabeth May and organically-grown pumpkins.
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"On October 4, 2004, Steven Fletcher MP from Charleswood-St James-Assiniboia, wheeled into the House of Commons ...
OTTAWA – Winnipeg Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is temporarily leaving his post as minister of state for transport while he undergoes medical treatment.
Fletcher, 39, posted a message on his website this morning.
"I will shortly be undergoing medical treatment that will require some substantial recovery time, during which I will be unable to perform all of my duties as Minister of State (Transport)," he wrote. "I am pleased with my medical team and appreciate the support and good wishes of friends, colleagues, and constituents."
Fletcher was permanently injured in 1996 when the ...
Health issue sidelines Fletcher Manitoba MP Steven Fletcher will be off the job for a bit, stepping aside from his ministerial and constituency duties while he undergoes treatment for a medical issue.
It’s not clear what health issue has sidelined the minister of state …