MLA Hector Goudreau, Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley

Father,
we thank you for MLA Hector Goudreau and the duties he fulfills. Give him the
ability to know what is of real value. Make him aware of those in his
constituency who genuinely need his help and enable him to contribute to their wellbeing.
We ask that you strengthen him and that he would see clearly the issues that
are before him as he makes decisions that affect the people of our province. In
Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hector Goudreau was elected to his fourth term as a
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley on April
23, 2012. He was appointed to the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 24, 2012. He was
appointed to the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future on May 28,
2012.

Mr. Goudreau has served as chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on
Community Development, the deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Public
Accounts and as a member of both the Standing Committee on Community
Development and the Legislative Review Committee.

Previously, Mr. Goudreau served as Minister of Municipal Affairs,
Minister of Employment and Immigration and Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation
and Culture. He also served as Deputy Government House Leader.

Mr. Goudreau has served as a member of the Standing Policy Committee on
Agriculture and Municipal Affairs, vice-chair of the Alberta Grain Commission,
a member of the Historic Dunvegan Advisory Committee and a member of the
Heritage Savings Trust Fund Committee. He has also served as a member of the
standing committees on Private Bills and Public Accounts as well as the
Standing Policy Committee on Learning and Employment.

Mr. Goudreau sat as a council member with the town of Falher and also
spent some time as deputy mayor.

Born on October 11, 1950, Mr. Goudreau was raised on a dairy farm in
Beaumont. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of
science degree, majoring in agriculture. He also completed a number of courses
at the universities of Duluth, Minnesota and Montana.

With 27 years as a district agriculturist, he has worked as a crop
specialist for the provincial government, was the assistant manager of Falher
Alfalfa, an agronomist in Australia, farmed with his family and has his own
farm. Mr. Goudreau was a recipient of the government of Alberta’s employee
award for 25 years of service.

Mr. Goudreau is and has been involved with community and professional organizations,
including:

  • Alberta Institute of
    Agrologists, member
  • Agricultural Society, member
  • Agriculture-related
    organizations: seed cleaning plants, AADC and a canola product team
  • Peace County Development
    Corporation, chair
  • Falher and Area Economic
    Development Committee
  • SCENO – Enterprise Centre
  • Smoky Applied Research and
    Demonstration Association (SARDA)
  • Northwest Corridor
    Development Corporation, member
  • Smoky River Water Co-op,
    member
  • Smoky River trade shows
  • Knights of Columbus, member
  • Canadian Parents for French
  • School committees, church
    committees

He received the Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year award in 1987.

Mr. Goudreau lives in Falher with his wife, Angeline. They have three
daughters: Micheline, Monique and Melanie. In his free time he enjoys
travelling, fishing, curling, reading and farming.

June 5, 2012