Lawrence “Larry” Schneider was born in 1938 in Regina. From 1979 to 1988, he was Mayor of Regina. After resigning as Mayor in 1988, he ran as a Progressive Conservative Party candidate in the federal riding of Regina-Wascana and won. In the short-lived government of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell (June 1993 to November 1993), he was the Minister of Western Economic Diversification. In the 1993 federal election, Schneider lost his seat to Liberal Party candidate Ralph Goodale.
CORA-A-1632 Mayor Larry Schneider official portrait