A quick look at members of the Alberta government’s cabinet – CP

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A quick look at members of the Alberta government’s cabinet – CP

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 2016340 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Feb 2, 2016 

EDMONTON _ Rachel Notley (Edmonton Strathcona)

Premier, president of executive council

Notley, 51, is serving her third term in the legislature. She has a law degree from Osgoode Hall, has worked as a labour lawyer and was adviser for the NDP government in British Columbia. Her father is the late Grant Notley, a former leader of the NDP in Alberta.


Sarah Hoffman (Edmonton Glenora)

Deputy premier, minister of health

Hoffman, 35, was a trustee and chair with the Edmonton Public School Board, fighting against school closures and for more inclusive student policies. She is a former researcher with the Alberta NDP caucus. She has a master’s degree in educational policy studies.


Brian Mason (Edmonton Highlands-Norwood)

Government house leader, minister of infrastructure, transportation

Mason, 62, led Alberta’s NDP from 2004 to 2014. He won his fifth term in the legislature last May. He is a former Edmonton city councillor, studied political science at the University of Alberta and drove a city transit bus in the 1980s.


David Eggen (Edmonton Calder)

Minister of education

Eggen has won his riding three of the last four elections and served as an opposition critic in portfolios that included health, environment and education. He is former executive director of the Friends of Medicare. He was a teacher before entering politics.


Deron Bilous (Edmonton Beverly-Clareview)

Minister of economic development and trade, deputy government house leader

Bilous, 40, is in his second term in the legislature. In opposition, he served as critic for education, municipal affairs, aboriginal affairs, housing, infrastructure and transportation. He is a former English and social studies teacher. He has an education degree from the University of Alberta.


Joe Ceci (Calgary Fort)

President of treasury board, minister of finance

Ceci, 58, was a city councillor for 15 years in Calgary advocating for progressive issues and for help for blighted neighbourhoods. He was a longtime social worker with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Calgary.


Kathleen Ganley (Calgary Buffalo)

Minister of justice, solicitor general

Ganley is a lawyer specializing in labour and employment issues. She has represented employees and unions on a variety of work-related issues. She has degrees in psychology and philosophy.


Shannon Phillips (Lethbridge West)

Minister of environment and parks, responsible for climate change office

Phillips, 40, has been a journalist, consultant, and economic analyst. She worked for the Alberta Federation of Labour helping craft pipeline policy. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in political science.


Oneil Carlier (Whitecourt-Ste Anne)

Minister of agriculture and forestry, deputy government house leader

Carlier was born in Val Marie, Sask., and was raised on the family’s farm. He moved to Alberta in 2002 and worked as a regional representative with the Public Service Alliance of Canada.


Danielle Larivee (Lesser Slave Lake)

Minister of municipal affairs

Larivee, 41, was a nurse and served as president of a local with the United Nurses of Alberta. She has a bachelor of science in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alberta.


Marg McCuaig-Boyd (Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley)

Minister of energy

McCuaig-Boyd, 63, was a teacher and administrator with the Peace River School Division for more than two decades. She is a former executive with Grande Prairie Regional College. She left education in 2013 to run a consulting company.


Irfan Sabir (Calgary McCall)

Minister of human services.

Sabir, 38, is a lawyer specializing in aboriginal affairs. He also has a degree in social work from the University of Calgary and a degree in economics in his home country of Pakistan. He worked with the homeless in Calgary.


Lori Sigurdson (Edmonton Riverview)

Minister of seniors, housing

Sigurdson was an instructor and social worker for more than 20 years. She was the manager for professional affairs with the Alberta College of Social Work, the professional association for social workers.


Richard Feehan (Edmonton Rutherford)

Minister of indigenous relations

Feehan, 55, was a social worker, former program director with the Edmonton Social Planning Council and vice-president of Edmonton’s Catholic Social Services. He has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alberta, a bachelor of social work from the University of Calgary and a masters of social work from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.


Christina Gray (Edmonton Mill Woods)

Minister of labour, responsible for democratic renewal

Gray, 37, worked with an Edmonton software development firm prior to politics. She’s a former chairwoman of the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board and a former volunteer distress line operator. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a diploma in software development.


Stephanie McLean (Calgary Varsity)

Minister of Service Alberta, status of women

McLean is a partner at the law firm of Gosselin-Tardif McLean LLP. She holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Concordia University College and has received her juris doctorate from the University of Calgary.


Ricardo Miranda (Calgary Cross)

Minister of culture and tourism

Born in Nicaragua, Miranda is one of three openly gay members elected to the legislature in May. He worked with the Canadian Union of Public Employees before politics and spent 15 years as a flight attendant. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Calgary.


Marlin Schmidt (Edmonton Gold Bar)

Minister of advanced education

Schmidt, 37, worked for Alberta Environment as a soil and groundwater contamination specialist prior to politics. He holds a master of science degree in applied environmental geosciences from Eberhard Karls Universit?t Tubingen in Germany and a bachelor of science from Queen’s University.


Brandy Payne (Calgary Acadia)

Associate minister of health

Payne owned her own yoga business prior to politics. She holds a journalism degree from Carleton University and Mount Royal College and took project management courses at Mount Royal College.




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