Honourable Donald Scott – MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin

Lord,
thank You for this new day.  We pray for the
Honourable Donald Scott, that You go before him today to make a plain path for
him to walk.  We ask that as he proceeds
forward You would bring to him the people he needs to connect with and the
resources he needs to accomplish his goals. 
Thank You for his leadership in the cabinet position he holds and the
blessing he is to Advanced Education in Alberta helping to make it superior and
desirable to future students.  Amen.
Minister of Innovation and Advanced
Education

Deputy
Government House Leader

Don Scott was elected as the
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort McMurray-Conklin on April 23, 2012.
On September 15, 2014 he was appointed Minister of Innovation and Advanced
Education. Additionally he serves as Deputy Government House Leader.

He previously served as the
Associate Minister of Accountability, Transparency and Transformation.
A graduate of the University of
New Brunswick and the University of Cambridge, Don has worked as a lawyer in
Fort McMurray for more than 10 years. In 2006 he founded the McMurray Law
Office, where he practises in the areas of family, real estate and business
law. During his time in England in the late 1990s he served as an assistant
solicitor with the Bloody Sunday inquiry, a 12-year public inquiry into the
killing of 13 civilians by British soldiers. In 2010 Don was appointed to the
Queen’s Counsel of Alberta.

Don served as councillor for
ward 1 of the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo from October 2010 until his
election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

An active community member and
volunteer, Don was a board member of the United Way for six years , and
previously served as president for the local chapter. He also volunteers as a
board member of Legal Aid in Fort McMurray and Children First, and has served
on the Northern Lights Health Region Ethics Committee for two years. Don has
served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Alberta.

Don and his family live in the
Thickwood area of Fort McMurray. He is an avid badminton and basketball player
who also enjoys spending his free time hiking and fly-fishing.