Al Matsalla

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Adolph Sylvester "Al" Matsalla (March 22, 1926 – May 18, 2015) was a Canadian educator, municipal administrator and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Canora from 1967 to 1982 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a New Democratic Party (NDP) member.[1]

Al Matsalla
MLA for Canora
In office
Preceded byKen Romuld
Succeeded byLloyd Hampton
Personal details
Adolph Sylvester Matsalla

March 22, 1926
Buchanan, Saskatchewan
DiedMay 18, 2015 (aged 89)
Saskatchewan, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic

Life and career

Matsalla was born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, the son of Victor Anton Matsalla and Mary Balawyder, both natives of Poland,[2] and grew up on a farm in the area. Matsalla was educated in Buchanan, in Yorkton, at the Saskatoon Teacher's College and at the University of Saskatchewan, where he completed a program in municipal administration. He taught school from 1943 to 1953 and then became secretary-treasurer for the rural municipality of Buchanan.[1] In 1948, he married Anne Pura.[2] Matsalla served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Tourism and Renewable Resources. He retired from provincial politics in 1982. Matsalla next served as administrator for the rural municipality of Sliding Hills. From 1983 to 1987, he served on the town council for Canora.[1]

In 1978, his cousin Joseph Matsalla ran unsuccessfully against him as a Liberal candidate for the Canora seat.[3] Matsalla died on May 18, 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present . Canadian Plains Research Center Press. pp. 153–4. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1970). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  3. ^ "Canora voters must watch their Matsallas" . Leader-Post. Regina. October 11, 1978. p. 18. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  4. ^


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