Father God we bring before you today our Leader of the Official Opposition Rachel Notley. Lord, we thank you for her passion to hold our government to account and her faithful service in provincial politics over the last thirteen years. Jesus, help her to work for the good of all legislative members and to bring them together to work in unity to best serve our province. Watch over her, her husband Lou, and their two children, and keep them all healthy and strong. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Rachel Notley was elected to represent Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008, 2012, 2015 and again in 2019. She was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, a position she held until the 2019 election. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta ND leader Grant Notley. Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia’s Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel’s work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Rachel lives in Edmonton with her husband Lou and their two children.