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Mr. Cal Dallas – MLA for Red Deer-South

Dear Jesus, gratitude fills our hearts
today as we think of those who serve in our Legislature and in particular MLA
Cal Dallas.  May he receive from Your
hand fresh wisdom and insight for the things he must give attention to
today.  May he have joy as he serves the
people of Alberta in the constituency of Red Deer – South and enjoy this
beautiful part of central Alberta.  We
pray blessings on him and his family. 
Amen.

Cal Dallas was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Red Deer-South on March 3, 2008, and thereafter elected for a second term
on April 23, 2012. He currently serves as the Legislative Secretary,
Intergovernmental Relations (reporting to the Premier) and is a member of the
Treasury Board.

Mr. Dallas previously served as the Minister of Intergovernmental,
International and Aboriginal Relations, and subsequently as Minister of
International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Mr. Dallas has explored trade and investment opportunities in Europe,
Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Dallas also works within the
province to inform Alberta’s innovative companies about business opportunities
abroad as well as the supports available to help export-ready companies succeed
in the global marketplace.

Prior to entering cabinet, Mr. Dallas served as parliamentary assistant
to the Minister of Alberta Finance and Enterprise and then to the Minister of
Alberta Environment. In addition, he co-chaired Climate Change Central, was
vice-chair of the Regulatory Enhancement Project Task Force and served on the
Cabinet Policy Committee on Energy.

Prior to serving in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Dallas was
executive director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, and before that he
worked in the printing and publishing industry for 25 years, including nine
years as publisher of the Red Deer Express.

An active member of his community, Mr. Dallas has been involved in the
following organizations:
  • Red
    Deer Rotary Club, director
  • Alberta
    Chamber of Commerce, vice-president (volunteer)
  • United
    Way of Central Alberta, director
  • Innisfail
    Golf Association, president
  • Red
    Deer College, board of governors
  • STARS
    Capital Campaign
  • Mayor’s
    Task Force on Homelessness
In recognition of his community involvement, Mr. Dallas received the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce volunteer of the year award in 2002 and the Queens
Jubilee Medal in 2003.
Additionally, he received the Bill Draayer award from
the Alberta Weekly Newspapers’ Association in 2004, and the Alberta Centennial
Medal in 2005.

Mr. Dallas and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Red Deer.