Dr. Neil Brown, QC – MLA for Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill

in Heaven, we pray today for your blessing to rest upon Dr. Neil Brown as he
balances his work between his office in Calgary and his legislative office. May
he be aware of your presence to guide him as he seeks to carry out the numerous
tasks before him and wisdom for all the decisions he must make. Grant him
health and well-being as he serves us here in Alberta. This we pray, in your
name, Amen

Dr. Neil Brown, QC, was elected to his third term
as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of
Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill on April 23, 2012.

Committees Served on
Current Assignments
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Private Bills
  • Member
    of the board of the Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Health
    – Primary Care & Health Benefits Panel
Past Assignments
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Chair,
    Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Agenda
    and Priorities Committee
  • Standing
    Committee on Education
  • Private
    Members Business Committee
  • Regulatory
    Review Secretariat
  • Cabinet
    Policy Committee on Education
  • Chair,
    Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Safety and Services (responsible for
    reviewing policy changes and proposed legislation in departments of
    Justice and Attorney General; Solicitor General, Aboriginal Affairs,
    Service Alberta, Treasury Board, and Executive Council.)
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Safety and Services: all party committee which
    examines policy and legislation
  • Chair,
    Legislative Review Committees: Member Agenda and Priorities Committee
  • Chair,
    Select Special Committee on Conflicts of Interest Act Review
  • Chair,
    Alberta Forestry Research Institute
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts
  • MLA
    AISH Review Committee
  • Chair,
    Protection of Persons in Care Review
  • Standing
    Committee on Government Services
  • Cabinet
    Policy Committee on Resources and Environment
  • MLA
    Métis Harvesting Committee
  • Forestry
    Industry Sustainability Committee
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts
Dr. Brown began his career as an assistant
professor of biology at Trent University. He then went on to practise law with
McLaws and Company (later Parlee McLaws), focusing mainly on civil litigation
and oil and gas matters. In 1987 he went into private practice, specializing in
civil litigation, administrative, oil and gas and environmental law. Dr. Brown
received his bachelor’s of science in biology from the University of Calgary in
1971, his master’ of science in zoology from the University of Alaska in 1974,
his Ph.D. in biology from McGill University in 1977 and his bachelor of laws
from the University of Calgary in 1982.

Dr. Brown is an active member of the Law Society of
Alberta. Since being elected to serve as an MLA, Dr. Brown has successfully
sponsored 15 government bills.

His contribution to the public sector includes:
  • Service
    on the Board of Governors and Senate of the University of Calgary
  • Past
    president of the Alumni Association of the University of Calgary
  • Member,
    Student Legal Aid, the University of Calgary
  • Vice-president
    and chair of his community association
  • Associate
    (voting) member, Royal Canadian Legion for over 30 years
  • Director,
    Midnapore Church of England Society (historic site)
  • Lecturer,
    Historic Calgary Week of Chinook Country Historical Society
  • Volunteer
    canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alberta Lung
    Association, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Kidney Foundation
Dr. Brown has received a number of awards and
honours, including:
  • Queen
    Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal
  • Canada
    125 medal for Service to Community and Canada in 1992
  • Alberta
    Centennial medal for outstanding service to Alberta 2005
  • National
    Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant (1978-79)
  • National
    Research Council of Canada Scholar (1974-77)
  • Award
    of Merit Honoree, Alumni Association of the University of Calgary (1992)
  • Chief
    Justice McGillivray Shield, University of Calgary Faculty of Law (1980 and
  • President’s
    Citation, University of Calgary Students’ Union (1989-90)

Dr. Brown enjoys outdoor pursuits, including
canoeing, fishing, hunting as well as creative writing, travelling and reading.