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Dr. Bob Turner – MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud

Heavenly
Father, we are thankful for Dr. Bob Turner, and his involvement on committees
and boards making significant decisions for his community of Edmonton –
Whitemud and our province.  We are
grateful for his experience and that it will be an asset to solving complex
community and provincial issues.  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 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.