Honourable David Eggen – MLA for Edmonton-Calder

Heavenly Father, we thank you for MLA,
the Honourable David Eggen, Minister of Education and Culture and Tourism.  Lord, surround Mr. Eggen with clarity of the
issues that stand before him as he makes decisions that will affect future
generations in his community and in this province.  May his thoughts and plans be guided by You
and give him discernment to know what is of importance to bring about the
changes that are important in these portfolios. 
Give him solutions to the issues he faces on a daily basis. Provide him
with all the resources he needs and also the relationships he needs to see his
goals fulfilled.   Bless his family with
health and an understanding of his commitment providing him with good support
on the home front.   Above all, Lord, may
he feel your presence as he works for the people of Alberta.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen

Minister of Education

Minister of Culture and Tourism

David Eggen was sworn in as the Minister of Education and as the
Minister of Culture and Tourism on May 24, 2015.

Mr. Eggen was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Calder on April 23, 2012 and again on May 5, 2015. He previously
represented the constituency from 2004 to 2008 and served as the ND’s critic
for energy, education, environment and sustainable resource development. He
currently serves as the ND Opposition House Leader.

Mr. Eggen has served as a member of the following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Select
    Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Standing
    Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Mr. Eggen was educated at the University of Alberta, where he received a
bachelor of education degree in 1984. He then went to Zimbabwe, where he taught
for three years. Upon his return to Edmonton he taught at a number of local
schools from 1990 to 2004.
Mr. Eggen has also worked in the field of public health care as
executive director of Friends of Medicare. He is also a member of the Canadian
Health Coalition’s board of directors.

In addition to his contributions to education and health care, Mr. Eggen
is a trustee with the Forum for Young Albertans and a chair leader of the
Canadian Paraplegic Association.

The Eggen family has lived and worked in northwest Edmonton for more
than 20 years.