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Mr. Brian Michael Jean – MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin

Lord,
today we lift up MLA Mr. Brian Jean to your throne of grace. We ask that you
would give him insight and understanding as he serves in Fort McMurray –
Conklin. We are aware of the personal loss that he has experienced along with
so many of his constituents. We pray that your hand would enable a strong
recovery for him and his community. May he sense your presence with him today.
Amen

Leader of the Official Opposition

Brian Michael Jean was elected to the Legislative
Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Fort McMurray-Conklin, on
May 5, 2015.

Prior to serving as a provincial representative,
Mr. Jean served as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Fort
McMurray-Athabasca from 2004 to 2014. During his tenure he was appointed
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, a position he held from 2006 to 2011.

Before entering public service, he dedicated 11
years to private legal practice as partner at a large Northern Alberta law
firm, primarily as a litigator. Mr. Jean’s areas of practice included
corporate/commercial, criminal, constitutional, real estate, personal injury,
family, wildlife and First Nations law. He also provided pro bono and legal aid
counsel during this time.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jean pursued
entrepreneurial endeavors, owning and operating a number of successful small
businesses.

In addition to his extensive public service, he
also has a long history of community service, including serving as director of
the Fort McMurray chamber of commerce, president of the downtown business
association and as honorary chair of the Children’s Health Foundation for
northern Alberta.

In 1985 he was chair of the Alberta Summer Games
Volunteer Committee, and in 1988 he was director of the Olympic Torch Committee
for Fort McMurray. He founded the Fort McMurray Business Revitalization Zone as
well as the Jean Family Scholarship for aboriginal students at Keyano College,
where he also volunteered as an instructor from 1993 to 2006.

Over the years Mr. Jean has received numerous
honours and awards, including being appointed as Queen’s Counsel and being
presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.

In addition to a bachelor of laws, Mr. Jean also
holds a bachelor of science degree and a masters in business administration.

Mr. Jean, the youngest of
11 children, has lived in Fort McMurray since the age of four and is a father
of three.

He has been a printer, a logger, a farm hand and a registered
trapper, and is an avid and capable outdoorsman, boater and hunter.