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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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The Honourable
The prefix THE HONOURABLE or THE HONORABLE (abbreviated to THE HON., HON. or formerly THE HON\'BLE—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people. It is considered to be an honorific styling, and it is only used for living people. Protocol expert Robert Hickey says, "The courtesy title the Honorable is used when addressing or listing the name of a living person
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Queen's Privy Council For Canada
Provincial and territorial executive councils Premiers Legislative ( Queen-in-Parliament ) Federal parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Senate divisions House of Commons Speaker of the house Government Leader in the house Opposition Leader in the house Her Majesty\'s Loyal Opposition Leader of the Opposition Shadow cabinet Provincial and territorial parliaments Judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench ) Court system Supreme court Federal chief justice ( Beverley McLachlin ) Provincial and territorial courts Provincial chief justices Constitution British North America Acts Peace, order, and good government Charter of Rights and Freedoms Elections * Federal electoral districts * Federal electoral system * 42nd federal election (2015) * Provincial electoral districts * Politics of the provinces Local government Municipal government Related topics * Federalism
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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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Queen's Counsel
A QUEEN\'S COUNSEL (postnominal QC), or KING\'S COUNSEL (postnominal KC) during the reign of a king , is an eminent lawyer (usually a barrister ) who is appointed by the Queen to be one of "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law." The term is also recognised as an honorific. Membership exists in various Commonwealth jurisdictions around the world, while in some other jurisdictions the name has been replaced by one without monarchical connotations, such as "Senior Counsel " or "Senior Advocate". Queen's Counsel
Queen's Counsel
is a status , conferred by the Crown , that is recognised by courts . Members have the privilege of sitting within the Bar of court. As members wear silk gowns of a particular design (see court dress ), the award of Queen's Counsel
Queen's Counsel
is known informally as _taking silk_, and hence QCs are often colloquially called _silks_. Appointments are made from within the legal profession on the basis of merit rather than a particular level of experience. However, successful applicants tend to be barristers , or (in Scotland) advocates with 15 years of experience or more
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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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Grant Macewan
JOHN WALTER GRANT MACEWAN, OC AOE (August 12, 1902 – June 15, 2000) was a farmer, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan , Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba , the 28th Mayor of Calgary
Calgary
and both a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta , Canada. MacEwan University in Edmonton
Edmonton
, Alberta and the MacEwan Student Centre at the University of Calgary
Calgary
as well as the neighbourhoods of MacEwan Glen in Calgary
Calgary
and MacEwan in Edmonton
Edmonton
are named after him. CONTENTS * 1 Roots * 2 Early life (1902–1921) * 3 Student years (1921–1928) * 4 Academic years (1928–1951) * 5 Politician years (1951–1965) * 6 Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (1966–1974) * 7 1974 until death * 8 Legacy * 8.1 \'Grant MacEwan\' used as place or building name * 8.2 \'Grant MacEwan\' used as organization name * 9 Published works * 10 References * 10.1 Further reading * 11 External links ROOTSMacEwan's grandparents were Highland Scottish
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Ralph Steinhauer
RALPH GARVIN STEINHAUER, OC (June 8, 1905 – September 19, 1987) was the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta , and the first Aboriginal person to hold that post. CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Education * 3 Career * 4 Honours * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PERSONAL LIFEBorn in Morley, Alberta, he was a Cree . His parents were Josiah Apow and Amelia Mildred Mumford. When his father died, his mother married James Arthur Steinhauer, a descendant of the Cree Methodist Missionary Henry Bird Steinhauer . He married Isabel Florence Margaret Davidson on November 20, 1928 and had five children. He died in Edmonton on September 19, 1987, following pulmonary problems. EDUCATIONBecause his father moved often for missionary work, he attended school infrequently. A voracious reader, he was 15 years old when he enrolled in Grade 4 at the Brandon Indian Residential school in Manitoba, and finished with a Grade 8 education. When Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau asked him to be the lieutenant-governor of Alberta, he responded, "I'm not schooled for a thing like this... You're plucking a person out of the farmyard and an Indian at that." CAREERIn the 1920s, he became district president of the United Farmers of Alberta. He was a founder and the president of the Indian Association of Alberta
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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
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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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Harry Strom
HARRY EDWIN STROM (July 7, 1914 – October 2, 1984) was the ninth Premier of Alberta , Canada, from 1968 to 1971. His two-and-a-half years as Premier were the last of the thirty-six-year Social Credit dynasty, as his defeat by Peter Lougheed saw its replacement by a new era Progressive Conservative government. He is remembered as an honest, decent man who lacked the political skills of his predecessor, Ernest Manning , or of Lougheed. Alberta's first native-born Premier, Strom was born in Burdett, Alberta
Alberta
. He worked most of his young adult life on the family farm, and was also actively involved in his church. After a stint in municipal politics, he ran for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1955 provincial election , and was elected. In 1962, Manning appointed him to his cabinet as Minister of Agriculture, a position he held until 1967 when he was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs. When Manning decided to resign in 1968, Strom became a candidate to succeed him, and finished on top of a six candidate field. As Premier, Strom undertook a number of initiatives, especially in education and youth-related fields, but was politically ineffective. He lacked both charisma and an overriding sense of purpose, and his government gradually lost popularity. In the 1971 election , his government was handily defeated by Lougheed's Progressive Conservatives
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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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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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Calgary West (provincial Electoral District)
CALGARY-WEST formerly styled CALGARY WEST from 1957 to 1971 is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta ,