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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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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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Lieutenant Governor Of Alberta
The LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ALBERTA /lɛfˈtɛnənt/ is the viceregal representative in Alberta
Alberta
of the Canadian monarch , Queen Elizabeth II . The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is appointed in the same manner as the other provincial viceroys in Canada
Canada
and is similarly tasked with carrying out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties. The present, and 18th, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is Lois Mitchell , who has served in the role since 12 June 2015. CONTENTS * 1 Role and presence * 2 History * 3 Residence * 4 See also * 5 Bibliography * 6 References * 7 External links ROLE AND PRESENCE Further information: Lieutenant governor (Canada) The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is vested with a number of governmental duties and is also expected to undertake various ceremonial roles . The lieutenant governor, him or herself a member and Chancellor of the order, will induct deserving individuals into the Alberta Order of Excellenceand, upon installation, automatically becomes a Knight or Dame of Justice and the Vice-Prior in Alberta
Alberta
of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
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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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Ray Hnatyshyn
RAMON JOHN HNATYSHYN PC CC CMM CD QC (Can) QC (Sask) FRHSC(hon) (/nəˈtɪʃən/ ; March 16, 1934 – December 18, 2002), commonly known as RAY HNATYSHYN, was a Canadian politician and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada , the 24th since Canadian Confederation . Hnatyshyn was born and educated in Saskatchewan and served in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets prior to being elected to the House of Commons in 1974, whereafter he served as a minister of the Crown in two non-successive governments until 1988. He was in 1989 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II , on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney , to replace Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé as viceroy , and he occupied the post until succeeded by Roméo LeBlanc in 1995. As the Queen's representative, Hnatyshyn proved to be a populist, reversing some exclusive policies of his predecessor, such as opening up Rideau Hall to ordinary Canadians and tourists alike, and was praised for raising the stature of Ukrainian Canadians . On June 4, 1979, Hnatyshyn was sworn into the Queen\'s Privy Council for Canada , giving him the accordant style of The Honourable ; however, as a former Governor General of Canada, Hnatyshyn was later entitled to be styled for life with the superior form of The Right Honourable
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Roméo LeBlanc
ROMéO-ADRIEN LEBLANC PC CC CMM ONB CD (December 18, 1927 – June 24, 2009) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada , the 25th since Canadian Confederation . LeBlanc was born and educated in New Brunswick , and also studied in France
France
prior to becoming a teacher and then a reporter for Radio- Canada
Canada
. He was subsequently elected to the House of Commons in 1972, whereafter he served as a minister of the Crown until 1984, when he was moved to the Senate and became that chamber\'s Speaker . He was in 1994 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II , on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada
Canada
Jean Chrétien
Jean Chrétien
, to replace Ramon John Hnatyshyn as viceroy , and he occupied the post until succeeded by Adrienne Clarkson in 1999, citing his health as the reason for his stepping down. His appointment as the Queen's representative caused some controversy, due to perceptions of political favouritism, though he was praised for raising the stature of Acadians and francophones , and for returning Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
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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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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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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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Bud Olson
HORACE ANDREW (BUD) OLSON, PC , AOE (October 6, 1925 – February 14, 2002) was a Canadian businessman, politician, and the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta . He also served as a Member of Parliament , Senator , Minister of Agriculture , and Minister of Economic and Regional Development. He was also a farmer and rancher, and president and operating officer of Farmer's Stockmen's Supplies in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alberta. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Federal politics * 3 Late life * 4 Arms * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEBorn in Iddesleigh, Alberta on October 6, 1925. On January 27, 1947, he married Marion Lucille McLachlan. They had four children: Sharon Lee, Andrea Lucille, Juanita Carol and Horace Andrew Jr. FEDERAL POLITICS Bud Olson
Bud Olson
was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1957 election as a Social Credit Member of Parliament (MP) from Medicine Hat . He was defeated in the Diefenbaker sweep of 1958 , but re-elected in 1962, 1963 and 1965. With the Social Credit Party's English Canadian wing rapidly disintegrating, Olson crossed the floor in 1967 to join the Liberal Party
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Canadian Parliament
Initially assumed some jurisdiction from: * Parliament of the Province of Canada * General Assembly of Nova Scotia * New Brunswick Legislature Later added some jurisdiction from: * Hudson\'s Bay Company * Legislature of the United Colony of British Columbia * General Assembly of Prince Edward Island * General Assembly of Newfoundland (then suspended ) * Parliament of the United Kingdom LEADERSHIP MONARCH Elizabeth II Since 6 February 1952 GOVERNOR GENERAL David Johnston Since 1 October 2010 SPEAKER OF THE SENATE George Furey , Non-affiliated Since 3 December, 2015 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Geoff Regan , Liberal Since 3 December 2015 PRIME MINISTER Justin Trudeau Since 4 November 2015 STRUCTURE SEATS 443 338 MPs 105 Senators SENATE POLITICAL GROUPS Conservative (38) Ind
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Red Deer (electoral District)
RED DEER was a federal electoral district in Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1908 to 2015. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Members of Parliament * 1.2 Current Member of Parliament * 2 Election results * 3 See also * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 5 External links HISTORYThis riding was created in 1907 from Calgary and Strathcona ridings. At the time this was an overwhelmingly rural riding taking in much of Central Alberta
Alberta
between the two major cities of Calgary and Edmonton. The only major urban centre was Red Deer , then a small town. The constituency has been consistently reduced in geographic size over the years due to Red Deer's continued growth. In 2003, about 20% of the district was transferred to the Wetaskiwin riding. The riding was represented by centre-right MPs from 1935 onward. Like most other Alberta
Alberta
ridings outside Calgary and Edmonton, the major right-wing party of the day usually won here by blowout margins. From 1972 to 2011, a non-conservative party only cleared 20 percent of the vote once. The riding was split almost in half for the 2015 election . The southern portion became Red Deer-Mountain View , while the northern portion was merged with Wetaskiwin to form Red Deer-Lacombe
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Robert N. Thompson
ROBERT NORMAN THOMPSON (May 17, 1914 – November 16, 1997) was a Canadian politician , chiropractor , and educator . He was born in Duluth, Minnesota , to Canadian parents and moved to Canada in 1918 with his family. Raised in Alberta
Alberta
, he graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1939 and worked as a chiropractor and then as a teacher before serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II
World War II
. CONTENTS * 1 Early political career * 2 Ethiopia
Ethiopia
* 3 Return to Canada and Social Credit * 4 Division in the party * 5 Move to the Progressive Conservatives * 6 British Columbia * 7 Quote * 8 Book * 9 References * 10 External links EARLY POLITICAL CAREERThompson supported the Social Credit Party of Alberta
Alberta
from its creation. His age prevented him from running as a candidate in the 1935 provincial election. Instead he became youth leader of the party. ETHIOPIAIn 1944, Thompson was sent to Ethiopia
Ethiopia
to serve as the founding commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force
Ethiopian Air Force
and head up nation's air force academy. He became a confidante of Emperor Haile Selassie I
Haile Selassie I
and, after the war, became deputy minister of education and helped rebuild the nation's public school system
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Doug Fee
DOUGLAS FEE (born 21 July 1944) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993. His background was in education and human resources. He was elected in the 1988 federal election at the Red Deer electoral district for the Progressive Conservative party . He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Bob Mills of the Reform Party in the 1993 federal election . After losing the 1993 seat, Fee became the CEO of the Canadian Angus Association in 1994. Under his leadership, the Association membership has doubled in number and registrations have almost tripled. REFERENCES * ^ http://www.canadianbeefbreeds.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=104 right: 15px; display: none;"> * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Douglas_Fee additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Red Deer, Alberta
RED DEER is a city in Central Alberta , Canada . It is located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County . It is Alberta's third-most-populous city – after Calgary and Edmonton . The city is located in aspen parkland , a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production. It is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution, and the surrounding region is a major centre for petrochemical production. Red Deer had a population of 100,418 as of the Canada 2016 census making Red Deer Alberta's third city to surpass a population count of 100,000 people. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Name origin * 1.2 Leonard Gaetz * 1.3 1900 to 1929 * 1.4 1930 to 1945 * 1.5 Post Second World War * 2 Geography * 2.1 Climate * 2.2 Neighbourhoods * 3 Demographics * 4 Arts and culture * 5 Attractions * 6 Sports * 7 Infrastructure * 7.1 Transportation * 7.2 Health care * 7.3 Water * 7.4 Wastewater * 8 Education * 8.1 Secondary * 8.2 Post-secondary * 8.3 Public schools * 8.4 Catholic schools * 8.5 Private schools * 9 Media * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links HISTORYPrior to European settlement, the area was a gathering place that was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes including the Blackfoot , Plains Cree and Stoney
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Progressive Conservative Party Of Canada
The PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA (French : _PARTI PROGRESSISTE-CONSERVATEUR DU CANADA_) (PC) was a federal political party in Canada with a centre-right stance on economic issues and, after the 1970s, a centrist stance on social issues. The party began as the Conservative Party of Canada in 1867, becoming Canada's first governing party under Sir John A. Macdonald , and for years was either the governing party of Canada or the largest opposition party. The party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 1942. In 2003, the party membership voted to dissolve the party and merge with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada . One member of the Senate of Canada , Elaine McCoy , sat as an "Independent Progressive Conservative" until 2016. The conservative parties in most Canadian provinces still use the Progressive Conservative name. Some PC Party members formed the Progressive Canadian Party , which has attracted only marginal support
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