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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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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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Jeanne Sauvé
JEANNE MATHILDE SAUVé PC CC CMM CD (née Benoît, April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada
Governor General of Canada
, the 23rd since Canadian Confederation . Sauvé was born in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
and educated in Ottawa
Ottawa
and Paris, prior to working as a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She was then elected to the House of Commons in 1972, whereafter she served as a minister of the Crown until 1980, when she became the Speaker of the House of Commons . She was in 1984 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau , to replace Edward Richard Schreyer as vicereine , and she occupied the post until succeeded by Ray Hnatyshyn in 1990. She was the first woman to serve as Canada's governor general and, while her appointment as the Queen's representative was initially and generally welcomed, Sauvé caused some controversy during her time as vicereine, mostly due to increased security around the office, as well as an anti-monarchist attitude towards the position
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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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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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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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Frank C. Lynch-Staunton
FRANCIS CHARLES "FRANK" LYNCH-STAUNTON, AOE (March 8, 1905 – September 25, 1990) was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 1979 to 1985. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 References * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Pincher Creek
Pincher Creek
, Alberta
Alberta
, the son of Richard Lynch-Staunton and Isabelle Mary Wilson, he attended Western Canadian College in Calgary
Calgary
from 1919 to 1922. From 1923 to 1927, he studied engineering at the University of Alberta
Alberta
. In 1929, he married Monica Adam. They had three children: Betty Lowe, Marina Field, and Hugh. After her death in 1976, he married Muriel B. Shaw in 1983. He published his autobiography, Greener Pastures: The Memoirs of F. Lynch-Staunton, in 1987. Frank Lynch-Staunton died in Edmonton after suffering a stroke in 1990, aged 85. REFERENCES * ^ Perry & Powell 2006 , p. 571 * ^ A B Perry ">'". The Globe and Mail . 1990-09-27. BIBLIOGRAPHY * Perry, Sandra E.; Powell, Karen L. (2006). On Behalf of the Crown : Lieutenant Governors of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1869-2005. Edmonton , Alberta
Alberta
: Legislative Assembly of Alberta
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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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Legislative Assembly Of Alberta
GOVERNMENT * New Democratic (55)OFFICIAL OPPOSITION: * United Conservative (29)OTHER PARTIES: * Liberal (1) * Alberta Party (1) * Independent (1) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION May 5, 2015 NEXT ELECTION May 31, 2019 or earlier MEETING PLACE Legislature Building , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada WEBSITE www.assembly.ab.ca The Legislature grounds from the roof of the building. Alberta Legislature Building The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA is one of two components of the LEGISLATURE OF ALBERTA, the other being Elizabeth II , Queen of Canada , represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta . The Alberta legislature meets in the Alberta Legislature Building in the provincial capital, Edmonton . The Legislative Assembly consists of 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts . The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years, but the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Since 2011, Alberta has fixed election date legislation, fixing the election to a date between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election
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Alfred Hooke
ALFRED JOHN "ALF" HOOKE (February 25, 1905 – February 17, 1992) was a teacher, politician and author from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1935 to 1971 as a member of the Social Credit
Social Credit
Party . He held numerous cabinet portfolios in the government of Ernest Manning
Ernest Manning
from 1943 to 1968. Of the original 1935 Socred caucus, Hooke was the only member to serve continuously in the legislature until the party's defeat in 1971. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Political career * 3 Late life * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEAlfred John Hooke was born on February 25, 1905 in Whitecroft , Gloucestershire , United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. His family moved to the province of Alberta
Alberta
in Canada
Canada
in 1913. At the age of 13 Hooke left school and joined the work force as a hired hand. He returned to school and completed his studies three years later. He became a teacher in 1926 and remained one until his election to the Alberta
Alberta
legislature in 1935
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John Murray Campbell
MURRAY JOHN "JACK" CAMPBELL (born May 14, 1931) is a former provincial level politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
from 1979 to 1989. POLITICAL CAREERCampbell ran for a seat to the Alberta
Alberta
Legislature in the 1979 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He won the electoral district of Rocky Mountain House with a near landslide victory defeating three other candidates including future Alberta
Alberta
MLA John Younie and Social Credit leader Lavern Ahlstrom . He ran for a second term in the 1982 Alberta general election . Campbell won a landslide victory defeating two other candidates. He ran for his third and final term in the 1986 Alberta
Alberta
general election winning the hotly contested race with the opposition vote divided among four other candidates. Campbell retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the legislature in 1989. The Alberta
Alberta
government appointed to sit as an Acting member on the Natural Resources Conservation Board in 2002. REFERENCES * ^ Normandin, P.G. (1985). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. Gale Canada. ISSN 0315-6168 . Retrieved December 1, 2014. * ^ "Rocky Mountain House results 1979". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation
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Rocky Mountain House (electoral District)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE was a provincial electoral district in Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. The district was one of 83 current districts mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting since 1959. Prior to that Single Transferable Vote was in use but no election went to a second count. The district which was located in central western rural Alberta
Alberta
was created from parts of four electoral districts in the 1940 boundary redistribution. It is named after the town of Rocky Mountain House . The district was favourable to electing Progressive Conservative candidates since 1971. It was only held by four representatives. The district was replaced in the 2010 Alberta
Alberta
electoral boundary re-distribution with Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
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Acme, Alberta
ACME /ˈækmiː/ is a village in south-central Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. It is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) northeast of Calgary
Calgary
. It was the first village to be incorporated in Kneehill County
Kneehill County
. The name Acme is derived from the village's railway heritage. When the Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
reached the area in 1909, the village's station became the most northernly stop on the company's network. The moniker Acme (of Greek origin, meaning 'the highest point') was thus applied to the community by CPR surveyors of the day. The first train arrived July 7, 1910, and the village was incorporated that day as well. CONTENTS * 1 Demographics * 2 Economy * 3 Culture * 4 Attractions * 5 Education * 6 Clubs and organizations * 7 Climate * 8 Notable people * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links DEMOGRAPHICSIn the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada
Canada
, the Village of Acme recorded a population of 653 living in 281 of its 301 total private dwellings, which represents no change from its 2011 population of 653. With a land area of 2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi), it had a population density of 263.3/km2 (682.0/sq mi) in 2016
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Alberta
ALBERTA (/ælˈbɜːrtə/ ( listen )) is a western province of Canada
Canada
. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census , it is Canada\'s fourth-most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces . Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta
Alberta
and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta
Alberta
is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia
British Columbia
to the west and Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
to the east, the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana
Montana
to the south. Alberta
Alberta
is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and one of only two landlocked provinces. It has a predominantly humid continental climate , with stark contrasts over a year; but seasonal temperature average swings are smaller than in areas further east, due to winters being warmed by occasional chinook winds bringing sudden warming
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Rocky Mountain House
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE is a town in west-central Alberta
Alberta
, Canada located approximately 77 km (48 mi) west of the City of Red Deer at the confluence of the Clearwater and North Saskatchewan Rivers , and at the crossroads of Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail) and Highway 11 (David Thompson Highway). The surrounding Clearwater County 's administration office is located in Rocky Mountain House. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Fur trade * 2 Geography * 2.1 Climate * 3 Demographics * 4 Economy * 5 Transportation * 6 Sports * 7 Government * 8 Twin town * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links HISTORY Rocky Mountain Fort in 1848 by Paul Kane Ruins of Rocky Mountain House in 1884 (photo by James Williams Tyrrell) The town has a long history dating to the 18th century with the presence of British and Canadian fur traders during the westward Canadian expansion. In 1799, the Hudson\'s Bay Company and the North West Company each established the