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Honourable Brian Mason – MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

Father, we give thanks today for Hon. Brian Mason who not only graciously
serves the people of Edmonton – Highlands – Norwood but also in the Cabinet
serving our Premier. We pray that you would grant him wisdom and understanding
for the decisions concerning infrastructure and transportation and receive
strategies as we continue to grow and build throughout the province. Amen

Minister of Infrastructure

Minister of Transportation

Government House Leader

Brian Mason was sworn in as the Minister of Infrastructure and
as the Minister of Transportation on May 24, 2015.

He was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in a 2000 by-election.

He was re-elected in the provincial general election of March
12, 2001, and was subsequently appointed House Leader of the New Democrat
caucus and critic responsible for human resources, finance and agriculture.
On September 18, 2004, Mr. Mason became leader of the New
Democrats, a position he retired in 2014. Mr. Mason was elected to his third
term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on
November 22, 2004, his fourth term on March 3, 2008, and his fifth term on
April 23, 2012.

Mr. Mason previously served as a member of the Special Standing
Committee on Members’ Services, the Standing Committee on Alberta Heritage
Savings Trust Fund, the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship, the
Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing Committee on Resources and
Environment, the Standing Committee on Government Services and the Standing
Committee on the Economy.

Before his election to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Mason served
as city of Edmonton councillor for ward 3. He was first elected in October 1989
and won three subsequent civic elections. As a member of city council for 11
years Mr. Mason gained a reputation as a tough and effective voice for his
constituents. During this time Mr. Mason chaired the non-profit Housing Board
and served on the Taxi Commission, Library board and Northlands board.

Following his political science studies at the University of
Alberta he became politically active, serving as the executive director of the
Alberta Federation of Students from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Mason has lived in Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood for over 20
years with his wife, Karin, and their two sons, Peter and Alex.