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Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk, Edmonton-Castle Downs

Heavenly Father, we pray in your name that your guiding hand will be over the
Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk. May you be with him in his role in the Alberta
legislature. Bless the decisions he makes as a leader in our province. Lord, be
with Mr. Lukaszuk and his family. In your name we pray, Amen.

Deputy Premier

Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education

Thomas Lukaszuk was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs
on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012, he was sworn in as Deputy Premier and on
February 4, 2013, he assumed additional responsibilities as Minister of
Enterprise and Advanced Education.

In addition to the above responsibilities, Mr. Lukaszuk serves as chair
of the government´s Operations and Policy Cabinet Committee and the Public
Sector Resources Committee. He is also the executive vice-chair of the Alberta
Economic Development Authority and Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian Forces.

Previously Mr. Lukaszuk served as Minister of Education, Political
Minister for Edmonton, Minister of Employment and Immigration and parliamentary
assistant for Municipal Affairs.

Over the course of his elected service Mr. Lukaszuk has served on a wide
range of legislative and government committees. The areas of work have ranged
from accountability, access to information and ethics in government to support
for low-income and disabled Albertans, tourism marketing and human rights.

In particular, he has been a member of:

  • Standing Committee on Law
    and Regulations
  • Standing Committee on
    Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Standing Committee on
    Private Bills
  • Standing Committee on
    Legislative Offices
  • Standing Committee on
    Community Services
  • Select Special Freedom of
    Information and Protection of Privacy Act Review Committee
  • Select Special Chief
    Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select Special Health
    Information Act Review Committee
  • Select Special Ethics
    Commissioner Search Committee
  • Select Special Auditor
    General Search Committee
  • Special Standing Committee
    on Members´ Services
  • Standing Policy Committee on
    Health and Community Living
  • MLA Committee to Review
    Low-income Programs, chair

MLA Stakeholder
Consultation Committee on Key Design Features; Low-income Review
Implementation, chair

  • MLA Assured Income for the
    Severely Handicapped (AISH) Review Committee, chair
  • MLA Corrections Review
  • Select Special Conflicts of
    Interest Act Review Committee
  • Provincial Offences
    Procedure Review Steering Committee, chair
  • Strategic Tourism Marketing
  • Alberta Foreign Offices
    Review Committee
  • Human Rights, Citizenship and
    Multiculturalism Education Fund Advisory Committee, chair
  • Northlands Park Board
  • Task Force on the Teachers´
    Unfunded Pension Liability
  • Edmonton Salutes Committee
  • Government of Alberta
    Liaison to Consular Corps

Born April 5, 1969, in Poland and raised in north Edmonton, Mr. Lukaszuk
graduated with a bachelor´s degree in education from the University of Alberta
and taught in Edmonton schools before starting Injured Workers Advocates Inc.
(IWA), a firm designed to assist injured workers with work-related injury
claims. Before becoming an MLA, he served on the Social Care Facilities Review
Committee, the Citizens´ Appeal Panel (chair), and the Alberta Lotteries Review
Committee. He conducted reviews of Alberta daycares, foster homes, group homes
and homeless shelters.

Mr. Lukaszuk has a history of involvement with community groups. He
coached soccer through the Edmonton Northwood Community League, has been a
Scout leader and is a strong supporter of ABC Head Start. He is a past
president of the Youth Friendship Society and a Knight of Columbus. He has been
decorated with the Order of St. John investiture, the Queen´s Diamond Jubilee
Medal and the Queen´s Golden Jubilee Medal for his community service and the
Alberta Centennial Medal for his contributions to the province.

In his free time Mr. Lukaszuk enjoys travelling, reading and spending
time with his young family.

February 25, 2013