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Dr. Bob Turner – MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear
God, thank You for MLA Dr. Bob Turner and all he does in his constituency of
Edmonton – Whitemud and for our province. 
May he have peace in difficult times on the job.  Thank You for his dedication to his role and
we pray that You would give him all the wisdom and encouragement he may need
every day.  Watch over him and his family
and refresh him with new energy and commitment. 
Amen  (Grade 6 student)

Andrew Robert (Bob) Turner was elected to the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of
Edmonton-Whitemud, on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Public Accounts and as a member on the Standing Committee on the
Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. Previously he served as Chair of the
Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

For nearly 40 years, he has served Albertans as an
oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute, the University of Alberta Hospital
and other hospitals in northern Alberta. Dr. Turner, a retired professor of
Medicine at the University of Alberta, has also lectured at leading Canadian
and international medical teaching facilities and done clinical research in
novel therapies of leukemias and other blood disorders.

Dr. Turner attended McGill University, where he
received his science and medical degrees while also serving on the student
council and board of governors. He went on to train in Internal Medicine at the
Royal Victoria hospital in Montreal and then in Hematology and Medical Oncology
at the University of Pittsburgh.

A dedicated member of the Edmonton medical
community, Dr. Turner has served in a number of working groups and committees
for entities such as the Alberta Medical Association, the University of Alberta
Department of Medicine, Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Cancer Board and
the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. Dr. Turner has also been
widely published in academic medical journals and has contributed to a number
of medical textbooks.

Dr. Turner and his wife, Dr.
Joan Allalunis-Turner, reside in Edmonton and have two children, Emily and
Simon, and one grandson. Bob enjoys an active lifestyle that includes cycling,
curling, skiing and running. His hobby is the study of western Canadian
history, particularly explorers and mapmakers such as David Thompson.