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Dr. Bob Turner – MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud

Father God, we thank
you for MLA Dr. Bob Turner and the role he has in our Legislature. We pray for
plans and strategies as he sits on committees and meets with people in his
constituency of Edmonton – Whitemud. Thank you for the experience he brings
through his past service that is an asset to his leadership. Bless him and his
family. Amen

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 Chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders
and Printing and as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

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.