MLA Neil Brown, Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill

Dear Lord, we thank you for MLA Dr. Neil Brown and for the committees and boards he serves on and for his contributions in the public sector. We pray for wisdom and direction in his daily commitments and responsibilities. We pray as well that you would enable him to continue to pursue the outdoor recreation he enjoys and give him safe travels. In Jesus Name, Amen

Dr. Neil Brown, QC, was elected to his third term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill on April 23, 2012.
Committees Served on
Current Assignments
  • Standing Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Member of the board of the Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Health – Primary Care & Health Benefits Panel
Past Assignments
  • Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Agenda and Priorities Committee
  • Standing Committee on Education
  • Private Members Business Committee
  • Regulatory Review Secretariat
  • Cabinet Policy Committee on Education
  • Chair, Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Safety and Services (responsible for reviewing policy changes and proposed legislation in departments of Justice and Attorney General; Solicitor General, Aboriginal Affairs, Service Alberta, Treasury Board, and Executive Council.)
  • Standing Committee on Public Safety and Services: all party committee which examines policy and legislation
  • Chair , Legislative Review Committees: Member Agenda and Priorities Committee (2006-2008)
  • Chair, Select Special Committee on Conflicts of Interest Act Review
  • Chair , Alberta Forestry Research Institute
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
  • MLA AISH Review Committee
  • Chair, Protection of Persons in Care Review
  • Standing Committee on Government Services
  • Cabinet Policy Committee on Resources and Environment
  • MLA Métis Harvesting Committee
  • Forestry Industry Sustainability Committee
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Dr. Brown began his career as an assistant professor of biology at Trent University. He then went on to practise law with McLaws and Company (later Parlee McLaws), focusing mainly on civil litigation and oil and gas matters. In 1987 he went into private practice, specializing in civil litigation, administrative, oil and gas and environmental law. Dr. Brown received his bachelor´s of science in biology from the University of Calgary in 1971, his master´s of science in zoology from the University of Alaska in 1974, his Ph.D. in biology from McGill University in 1977 and his bachelor of laws from the University of Calgary in 1982.
Dr. Brown is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta. Since being elected to serve as an MLA, Dr. Brown has successfully sponsored 15 government bills.
Since being elected to serve as an MLA, Dr. Brown has successfully sponsored 15 government bills.
His contribution to the public sector includes:
  • Service on the Board of Governors and Senate of the University of Calgary
  • Past president of the Alumni Association of the University of Calgary
  • Member, Student Legal Aid, the University of Calgary
  • Vice-president and chair of his community association
  • Associate (voting) member, Royal Canadian Legion for over 30 years
  • Director, Midnapore Church of England Society (historic site)
  • Lecturer, Historic Calgary Week of Chinook Country Historical Society
  • Volunteer canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alberta Lung Association, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Kidney Foundation
Dr. Brown has received a number of awards and honours, including:
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal
  • Canada 125 medal for Service to Community and Canada in 1992
  • Alberta Centennial medal for outstanding service to Alberta 2005
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant (1978-79)
  • National Research Council of Canada Scholar (1974-77)
  • Award of Merit Honoree, Alumni Association of the University of Calgary (1992)
  • Chief Justice McGillivray Shield, University of Calgary Faculty of Law (1980 and 1981)
  • President’s Citation, University of Calgary Students’ Union (1989-90)
Dr. Brown enjoys outdoor pursuits, including canoeing, fishing, hunting as well as creative writing, travelling and reading.
March 19, 2013