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Mr. Brian Mason – MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

Lord God, today we ask that you would
guide MLA Brian Mason in the many tasks he needs to complete both in his
legislative and constituency work. Thank you for giving him the sensitivity to
address the various needs of his constituents and may he know his efforts are
appreciated by those he serves. May your blessings fill up every area of his
life.  Amen

ND Opposition Leader

Brian Mason was first elected
as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in a
2000 by-election. He was re-elected in the provincial general election of March
12, 2001, and was subsequently appointed House Leader of the New Democrat
caucus and critic responsible for human resources, finance and agriculture.

Mr. Mason was appointed to the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 28, 2012.

On September 18, 2004, Mr.
Mason became leader of the New Democrats. Mr. Mason was elected to his third
term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on
November 22, 2004, his fourth term on March 3, 2008, and his fifth term on
April 23, 2012.

Previously, he has served as a
member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Members’ Service
Committee, the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment, Standing
Committee on Government Services and the Standing Committee on the Economy.

Before his election to the
Alberta Legislature, Mr. Mason served as city of Edmonton councillor for ward
3. He was first elected in October 1989 and won three subsequent civic
elections. As a member of city council for 11 years Mr. Mason gained a
reputation as a tough and effective voice for his constituents. During this
time Mr. Mason chaired the non-profit Housing Board and served on the Taxi
Commission, Library board and Northlands board.

Following his political science
studies at the University of Alberta, he became politically active, serving as
the executive director of the Alberta Federation of Students from 1977 to 1979.

Mason has lived in Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood for over 20 years with his wife,
Karin, and their two sons, Peter and Alex.