Mr. Cal Dallas – MLA for Red Deer-South

we are thankful today for MLA Cal Dallas and his gifted leadership. We pray
that he would be aware of the needs of the people around him and help him in
his decision making for his constituents in Red Deer – South. It is our prayer
that he and his family stay safe through all their activities and travel. In
Christ name, Amen (Grade 6 student)

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. He is a member of the Standing Committee
on Alberta’s Economic Future.

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
    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.