Honourable Cal Dallas – MLA for Red Deer-South

Lord God, our prayer today for Honourable
Cal Dallas as he represents the folks of Red Deer – South is that he will have
Your wisdom to balance the needs of the rural region and growing city of Red
Deer.   Thank You that You lead him to
important and key individuals as he makes critical decisions.   Bless him and his family.  In Jesus Name,  Amen.

Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations

Cal Dallas was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Red Deer-South on March 3, 2008, and thereafter elected for a second term
on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Dallas’s first appointment to cabinet was on October 12, 2011, as
the Minister of Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations. He
was reappointed as Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations on
May 8, 2012.

Mr. Dallas has explored trade and investment opportunities in Europe,
Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Dallas also works within the
province to inform Alberta’s innovative companies about business opportunities
abroad as well as the supports available to help export-ready companies succeed
in the global marketplace.

Prior to entering cabinet, Mr. Dallas served as parliamentary assistant
to the Minister of Alberta Finance and Enterprise and then to the Minister of
Alberta Environment. In addition, he co-chaired Climate Change Central, was
vice-chair of the Regulatory Enhancement Project Task Force and served on the
Cabinet Policy Committee on Energy.

Prior to serving in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Dallas was
executive director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, and before that he
worked in the printing and publishing industry for 25 years, including nine
years as publisher of the Red Deer Express.

An active member of his community, Mr. Dallas has been involved in the
following organizations:
  • Red
    Deer Rotary Club, director
  • Alberta
    Chamber of Commerce, vice-president (volunteer)
  • United
    Way of Central Alberta, director
  • Innisfail
    Golf Association, president
  • Red
    Deer College, board of governors
  • STARS
    Capital Campaign
  • Mayor’s
    Task Force on Homelessness
In recognition of his community involvement, Mr. Dallas received the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce volunteer of the year award in 2002 and the Queens
Jubilee Medal in 2003. Additionally, he received the Bill Draayer award from
the Alberta Weekly Newspapers´ Association in 2004, and the Alberta Centennial
Medal in 2005.

Mr. Dallas and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Red Deer.