Senator David Tkachuk was summoned to the Senate June 8, 1993 by the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney. He sits as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Senator Tkachuk began his career as a businessman. He taught high school from 1972-1974, and later became a political organizer. He has organized over 40 election campaigns, at both the provincial and federal levels. From 1982-1986, he held the senior position of Principal Secretary to Premier Grant Devine. From 1986-1993, he was an owner and President of Strategic Direct Marketing, a direct mail, telemarketing and envelope manufacturing company. Since his appointment to the Senate in June 1993, Senator Tkachuk has held many different committee positions, but has specialized in the areas of government financial policy and departmental spending, the banking industry, corporate affairs including governance and regulatory matters, and as well as agricultural and environmental policy and aboriginal issues. He has served as Senate Caucus Chair and as Deputy Chair of National Caucus. He is also a past Chair of the Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.
Senator Tkachuk is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce and is a member of: the Senate Rules Committee; the Senate Committee on Internal Economy (and it’s Sub-committee on Senate Estimates); the Special Senate Committee on Modernization; and the Advisory Working Group on Human Resources.
He has been married to his wife Sharon since 1965. They have two children.