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Honourable Doug Horner – MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Father God, we thank You that You hear
our humble prayer as we bring Honourable Doug Horner to You.  Thank You that You give him joy today as he
serves the people of Spruce Grove – St. Albert and meets with many people in
those vibrant growing communities.  May
he be alerted to areas of need in his constituency as he attends the numerous
community events on his calendar.  May he
sense Your presence and know Your blessing upon him and his family.  Amen.  

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

Doug Horner is the fourth-term Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Spruce Grove-St. Albert. He is currently President of the Treasury Board and
Minister of Finance.

Mr. Horner has held such portfolios as Deputy Premier, Enterprise
Minister, Advanced Education and Technology Minister and Agriculture Minister.
He was also the first provincial liaison to the Canadian Forces.

Mr. Horner has been a strong proponent of the commercialization of
Alberta’s knowledge base, research and technology and has led many trade and
investment missions to emerging markets. He established the biofuels initiative
to create new energy sources from agricultural waste and created the Alberta
Innovates corporations, focusing several research institutes into commercial
ventures. Mr. Horner also established Campus Alberta, a collaborative
association of Alberta’s post secondary institutions.

Mr. Horner has a solid background in business. He worked in both the
banking and agriculture industry prior to his political career. Following the
sale of his family’s grain processing business to ConAgra in 1993, Mr. Horner
moved to the company’s Nebraska office, where he was responsible for the
international marketing and sales of specialty grains. He later returned to
Canada and established a trading company for agrifoods and agrifeeds for
domestic and international markets.

Mr. Horner graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
(SAIT) with a diploma in business. After completing further studies, he was
accredited by the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Mr. Horner holds an ICD.D
designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.