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Honourable Doug Horner, Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Dear
Lord, we pray that you would bless the Honourable Doug Horner. Help him with
all his work and the many things he does for our province. We also pray that
you would make him strong to face any challenges he may have. Let him and his
family be aware of your love for them. Amen.

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

Doug Horner was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Spruce Grove -St. Albert on April 23, 2012. On May 8,
2012 he was named President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance.
Previously Mr. Horner had served as Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury
Board, vice-chair of the Agenda and Priorities Committee and Minister Liaison
to the Canadian Forces.

During his second term he served as Minister of Advanced Education and
Technology and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Additionally, he served as vice-chair of the Agenda and Priorities Committee
and was a member of the Treasury Board and the Cabinet Policy Committee on the
Economy.

Born in Barrhead, Alberta, to Jean and Dr. Hugh Horner, Mr. Horner has
spent most of his life in rural Alberta. Three generations of his family have
been involved in agriculture, and his father was a previous minister of
agriculture.

Mr. Horner also has a solid business background, graduating 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.

Before being elected to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Horner had
extensive experience in the private sector, including banking in southern
Alberta and a sound understanding of the value-added sector of agriculture. He
was integral in the start-up and operations of his family’s barley and oat
processing mill. Later he became responsible for international marketing and
sales of specialty grains for ConAgra out of its Nebraska office. After three
years he moved back to Canada and established a trading company for agrifoods
and agrifeeds for domestic and international markets.

Mr. Horner is an active member of his community. He is currently a
member of the Spruce Grove & District Chamber of Commerce, the St. Albert
Parkland Rotary Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Association as well as several other service and community organizations.

Mr. Horner has previously served as a member of the Standing Committee
on Law and Regulations, the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and
the Standing Policy Committee on Justice and Government Services. He has also
served as chair of the Alberta government’s Information and Communications
Technology Implementation Committee and vice-chair of the Alberta Grain
Commission.

May 14, 2012