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Don Getty
DONALD ROSS "DON" GETTY, OC AOE (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician who served as the 11th Premier of Alberta
Alberta
between 1985 and 1992. A member of the Progressive Conservatives , he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979. He returned to politics six years later to contest the leadership contest resulting from Lougheed's retirement. He defeated two other candidates, and became Premier November 1, 1985. As Premier, Getty was faced with an economic slowdown and falling energy prices, which hit Alberta
Alberta
's petroleum -dominated economy hard. Faced with mounting government deficits and increasing unemployment, he cut social spending and intervened with government money to prevent businesses from failing. Several of these interventions backfired in high-profile fashion, failing at their intended objective and costing scarce public funds as well. While some analysts argue that Getty's fiscal program laid the groundwork for Ralph Klein
Ralph Klein
's later balancing of the provincial budget, on Getty's departure from office the government's debt had reached $11 billion, setting the stage for his successor to characterize the Getty years as an era of wasteful and excessive spending
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Order Of Canada
This audio file was created from a revision of the "Order of Canada" article dated 2012-01-21, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help ) MORE SPOKEN ARTICLES The ORDER OF CANADA (French : _Ordre du Canada_) is a Canadian national order , admission into which is the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada . It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit , which is the personal gift of Canada\'s monarch . To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation , the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Membership is accorded to those who exemplify the order's Latin motto , _desiderantes meliorem patriam_, meaning "they desire a better country", a phrase taken from Hebrews 11:16. The three tiers of the order are Companion, Officer, and Member; specific individuals may be given extraordinary membership and deserving non- Canadians may receive honorary appointment into each grade
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Alberta Order Of Excellence
The ALBERTA ORDER OF EXCELLENCE is a civilian honour for merit in the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. Instituted in 1979 when Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Lynch-Staunton granted Royal Assent to the Alberta Order of Excellence Act, the order is administered by the Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Alberta
Alberta
residents for conspicuous achievements in any field, being thus described as the highest honour amongst all others conferred by the Canadian Crown in right of Alberta
Alberta
. CONTENTS * 1 Structure and appointment * 2 Insignia * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links STRUCTURE AND APPOINTMENT Further information: List of members of the Alberta
Alberta
Order of Excellence The Alberta
Alberta
Order of Excellence is intended to honour any current or former long-time resident of Alberta
Alberta
who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field, having "rendered service of the greatest distinction and of singular excellence for or on behalf of the residents of Alberta." Canadian citizenship is a requirement, and those who are elected or appointed members of a governmental body are ineligible as long as they hold office
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Premier Of Alberta
The PREMIER OF ALBERTA is the first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. He or she is the province's head of government . The current Premier of Alberta
Alberta
is Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley
, who was sworn in on May 24, 2015. The premier of the province deals with specific areas relating to Alberta
Alberta
and Alberta's relation on the national scene. The premier acts as a representative for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) are in turn the representatives of the people of Alberta. CONTENTS * 1 Duties and functions * 2 Timeline of premiers * 3 List of premiers * 4 References DUTIES AND FUNCTIONSTo be effective, accountable and in line with custom, the premier does hold a seat in the legislature, so the premier serves as the MLA for a riding , and is elected as the MLA by the constituents of that constituency. As with most government leaders in a parliamentary system , the premier usually wins his or her own election as MLA easily. However, on occasion, a premier has not been re-elected to their seat in a general election, forcing them to run in a by-election in a constituency that comes empty by the resignation of the sitting MLA or other incident
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Elizabeth II
ELIZABETH II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926 ) has been Queen of the United Kingdom , Canada , Australia , and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica , Barbados , the Bahamas , Grenada , Papua New Guinea , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Belize , Antigua and Barbuda , and Saint Kitts and Nevis . Elizabeth was born in London as the elder child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth , and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive . She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War , serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service . In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales ; Anne, Princess Royal ; Prince Andrew, Duke of York ; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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Helen Hunley
WILMA HELEN HUNLEY, OC , AOE (September 6, 1920 – October 22, 2010) was a former Canadian politician and the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
, the first woman to serve in that post. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 References * 4 Bibliography * 5 External links EARLY LIFEShe was born in Acme, Alberta , to James Edgar Hunley and Esta May Hunley. She first worked as an operator, served overseas in the Army Corp during World War II and eventually owned and operated an International Harvester franchise and an insurance business. POLITICAL CAREERHunley served as a town councilor from 1960 to 1966 and then mayor of Rocky Mountain House , Alberta
Alberta
from 1966 to 1971. Hunley was elected to the province's legislative assembly as a Progressive Conservative . She was the province's cabinet minister serving as Minister Without Portfolio from 1971 to 1973, Solicitor-General from 1973 to 1975 and then Minister of Social Services and Community Health from 1975 until 1979 when she retired from politics. In June, 1980, Hunley was appointed chair of the Alberta
Alberta
Mental Health Advisory Council. She also served on the Alberta
Alberta
75th Anniversary Commission
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Gordon Towers
THOMAS GORDON TOWERS, AOE (July 5, 1919 – June 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta . A farmer by profession, Gordon Towers was an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer, Alberta
in the 1963 and 1965 federal elections . He won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 election , and was re-elected four subsequent times. He did not run in the 1988 election . From 1984 to 1986, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology. In 1991, he was appointed to the position of Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, and served until 1996. ARMS ‹ The template below (Infobox coat of arms wide ) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus
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Peter Lougheed
EDGAR PETER LOUGHEED, PC CC AOE QC , (/ˈlɑːhiːd/ _LAW-heed_ ; July 26, 1928 – September 13, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the tenth Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985 as a Progressive Conservative . Lougheed was the grandson of Sir James Alexander Lougheed , an early senator and prominent Alberta
Alberta
businessman. After a short football career he entered business and practised law in Calgary. In 1965, he was elected leader of the Progressive Conservatives, a party that at the time had no seats in the legislature. He led the party back into the legislature in the 1967 provincial election . Four years later , the Tories won power with 49 of the 75 seats in the legislature, defeating the Social Credit Party which had governed the province since the 1935 election . Lougheed established a Tory dynasty in the province that was uninterrupted until 2015 when the Alberta NDP won a majority government, the longest unbroken run in government for a provincial party in Canadian history to date. Lougheed was reelected in 1975 , 1979 and 1982 provincial elections , winning landslide majorities each time. As premier, Lougheed furthered the development of the oil and gas resources, and started the Alberta Heritage Fund as a way of ensuring that the exploitation of non-renewable resources would be of long-term benefit to Alberta
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Ralph Klein
RALPH PHILLIP KLEIN, OC AOE (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) was a Canadian politician who served as the 12th Premier of Alberta and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. Klein's tenure as premier ended when the Alberta
Alberta
Progressive Conservatives' new leader, Ed Stelmach , assumed office December 14, 2006, exactly fourteen years after Klein first became Premier. His nickname was "King Ralph", a reference to his political longevity and his management style. Klein continued the PC dynasty, winning four consecutive majority governments. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Mayor of Calgary * 3 National Energy Program * 4 Entry into provincial politics * 5 Premier * 5.1 The Alberta
Alberta
Advantage: Klein\'s austerity campaign * 5.2 Prosperity Bonus * 5.3 Health Care * 5.4 Ralph Klein
Ralph Klein
and the oil sands * 5.5 Beef ban * 5.6 Same-sex marriage * 5.7 Forestry industries * 5.8 Law Enforcement * 5.9 Environment * 5.10 Memorable moments and controversies * 5.11 Leadership review and retirement * 6 Later life * 7 Illness and death * 8 Honours * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading EARLY YEARSKlein was born in Calgary , to Phillip Andrew Klein (1917-2014) and Florence Harper (1924–2004)
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Member Of The Legislative Assembly
A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA), or a MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE (ML), is a representative elected by the voters of a constituency to the legislature or legislative assembly of a sub-national jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Australia * 2 Brazil * 3 Canada
Canada
* 4 Falkland Islands * 5 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
* 6 India * 7 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* 8 United States of America
United States of America
* 9 Wales
Wales
* 10 References AUSTRALIAMembers of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South Wales
Wales
and Queensland . In Western Australia , Northern Territory , Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island , members are known as MLAs. However the suffix MP is also commonly used. South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly and denote its members MHA. In Victoria members can use either MP or MLA. In federal parliament, members of the House of Representatives are designated MP and not MHR. BRAZILIn Brazil, Members of all 26 Legislative Assemblies (Portuguese : Assembléias Legislativas) are called deputados estaduais (English: state deputies)
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Randolph McKinnon
RANDOLPH HUGH MCKINNON (July 22, 1917 – c. June 10, 2006) was a provincial politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1967 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government. During his time in office McKinnon served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ernest Manning from 1964 to 1967. POLITICAL CAREERMcKinnon ran for a seat to the Alberta
Alberta
Legislature in the new electoral district of Strathcona West as a candidate for the Social Credit party in the 1959 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He defeated three other candidates in a hotly contested race with less than half the popular vote to pick up the seat for his party. McKinnon ran for a second term in the 1963 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He won a higher popular vote defeating three other candidates with a sizable majority. After the election Premier Ernest Manning
Ernest Manning
appointed McKinnon to the Executive Council of Alberta
Alberta
on July 31, 1964 giving him the Education portfolio. McKinnon ran for a third term in the 1967 Alberta
Alberta
general election . This time McKinnon would be defeated finishing a close second out of four candidates. He lost to Progressive Conservative candidate Don Getty
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Strathcona West
STRATHCONA WEST was a provincial electoral district in Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. It was created in 1959 when Edmonton broke up into nine ridings. In 1971 the riding was split between Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
and Edmonton-Parkallen . 1959 REDISTRIBUTIONThe historic 1959 redistribution of the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton standardized the voting system back to First Past the Post . From 1926 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton members were elected by Single Transferable Vote . The rest of the province had the option of how to count ballots. The redistribution created nine ridings in Edmonton. The other eight ridings were Edmonton Centre , Edmonton North , Edmonton Norwood , Edmonton North East , Edmonton North West , Strathcona East , Strathcona Centre and Jasper West . ELECTION RESULTS 1959 - 1967 1967 RESULTS 1963 RESULTS 1959 RESULTS AFFILIATION CANDIDATE VOTES % AFFILIATION CANDIDATE VOTES % AFFILIATION CANDIDATE VOTES % Progressive Conservative Donald Getty 6,764 48.39% Social Credit Randolph McKinnon 5,029 47.47% Social Credit Randolph McKinnon 3,639 41.63% Social Credit Randolph McKinnon 5,153 36.87% Liberal Arthur Crossley 2,557 24.14% Progressive Conservative Eric Duggan 2,683 30.69% N.D.P
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Peter Knaak
PETER KNAAK (born October 28, 1942) was a provincial level politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
from 1979 to 1982. POLITICAL CAREERKnaak ran for a seat to the Alberta
Alberta
Legislature in the 1979 Alberta general election . He won the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud with a landslide to hold it for the Progressive Conservatives. Knaak retired from provincial politics after serving a single term in office at dissolution of the legislature in 1982. REFERENCES * ^ * ^ " Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
results 1979". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation
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Edmonton-Whitemud
EDMONTON-WHITEMUD is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta , Canada . In 1989, its constituents unseated the Premier of the day, Donald Getty , by voting for Liberal candidate Percy Wickman . The district was represented by Dave Hancock who was in his fourth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly. Hancock has also served as Minister of Justice twice, Attorney General and prior to that as Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs. On December 15, 2006, Hancock was made Minister of Health and Wellness in Premier Ed Stelmach 's cabinet. He later served as Deputy Premier under Stelmach's successor Alison Redford . Following Redford's resignation as Premier, Hancock was named as her replacement and sworn into office on March 23, 2014, meaning the Edmonton-Whitemud district was the seat of the Premier of Alberta for the second time
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Robert Keith Alexander
ROBERT KEITH ALEXANDER (July 23, 1930 – November 12, 2014) was a provincial level politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
from 1982 to 1985. POLITICAL CAREERAlexander ran for a seat in the Alberta
Alberta
Legislature in the 1982 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He won the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
with a landslide victory to hold it for the governing Progressive Conservative party. He resigned his seat on November 5, 1985 so that Premier Don Getty could run in a by-election to have a seat in the legislature. He died on November 12, 2014, one day after the death of his wife, Vanessa. REFERENCES * ^ Simpson, K. Canadian who\'s who, 1990. Retrieved December 12, 2014. * ^ " Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
results 1982". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009. * ^ " Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
By-election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved October 25, 2009. * ^ "Denise and Robert ALEXANDER Obituary: View Denise ALEXANDER\'s Obituary by Calgary Herald". legacy.com
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Percy Wickman
PERCY DWIGHT WICKMAN (June 10, 1941 – July 3, 2004) was a Canadian politician and well-known activist for people with disabilities. He was born in