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Honourable Frank Oberle; Peace River

Heavenly Father we
thank You for MLA Frank Oberle.  We pray
for him that as he governs in the constituency of Peace River.  Lord we also pray for strength and wisdom as
he makes important decisions and for any negative words that come his way that
he’ll stay strong.

Minister of Aboriginal Relations

Frank Oberle was elected to his third term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Peace River on April
23, 2012 and was appointed as Minister of Aboriginal Relations on December 13,
2013. He is also Deputy House Leader.

Mr. Oberle was formerly the Associate Minister of Services for Persons
with Disabilities (reporting to the Minister of Human Services) and Minister of
Sustainable Resource Development.

Previously, he has served as Solicitor General and Minister of Public
Security, Chief Government Whip and on the following standing committees of the
Legislative Assembly:
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Resources
    and Environment
  • Private
    Bills Committee
  • Public
    Accounts Committee
Mr. Oberle studied forest resource technology at the College of New
Caledonia in Prince George in 1980 and obtained his bachelor of science in
forestry from the University of New Brunswick in 1988. Mr. Oberle won the
Governor General’s award (gold medal) in forestry in 1988, the highest
university achievement.

From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Oberle worked for Daishowa-Marubeni International
Ltd., first as a management forester and then as senior forestry advisor. He is
a registered professional forester (RPF) with the College of Professional
Foresters (CAPF).

Mr. Oberle is no stranger to the political arena. His father, Frank
Oberle Sr., was a Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River from 1973
to 1993 and held portfolios including Minister of Forestry and Minister of
State for Science and Technology.

Mr. Oberle is an active member of the community and has been involved
with many boards and organizations:
  • Métis
    Harvesting Committee
  • Co-chair
    Alberta Forest Research Institute (AFRI) from 2004 to 2006
  • Parent
    council, Good Shepherd school
  • Economic
    Development Board chair for Peace River in 2000
  • RCMP
    Community Advisory Board from 2001 to 2004
  • Peace
    River town council from 2001 to 2004
  • Member
    of the East Peace Regional Landfill Board from 2001 to 2004

He and his wife, Debbie,
have two children and in his spare time he enjoys fishing, woodworking and
river boating.