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Mr. Colin Piquette – MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater

Father, we are grateful for Mr. Colin Piquette, MLA for the small yet
significant communities of Athabasca – Sturgeon – Redwater. Strengthen his
hands today for the work that is set before him. We pray that he would clearly
know the right stand to take in our province in helping to fulfill social
justice. Bring to his side those who understand his vision and will be key
people in carrying it out.  Bless him and
his family with health and time to enjoy being together. Amen

Colin Piquette was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, on May
5, 2015.

He is a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’
Services and the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. Previously he
served on the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, he was an
insurance agent representing the Cooperators in Athabasca and Boyle
(1999-2001,2011-2015), a consultant with the City of Edmonton’s Respectful
Workplace training initiative (2006 to 2011), and an instructor in ethics and
law in education for the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta

He also spent several years abroad teaching English at
post-secondary institutions and foreign language institutes in South Korea
(1997-1999,2001-2005). Prior to 1997, he ran a small publishing company, worked
as an operator for Celanese Canada, and helped his parents on the family farm
in Plamondon.

Mr. Piquette’s employment experience also includes contract work
as a political organizer with the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Alberta
Union of Provincial Employees on national pension and labour law reforms

Throughout the years he has volunteered his time to various
community organizations. At the time of his election in 2005 he was serving as
president of the Boyle District Chamber of Commerce, as vice-president of the
Boyle Betterment Committee, and as a director with the Boyle and District
Agricultural Society.

Other community organizations Colin has been involved with over
the years include Community Service Learning at the University of Alberta, Next
Up Alberta, Public Interest Alberta, the Alberta Public Interest Research
Group, the Learning Centre, Friends of the Lubicon Alberta, and the Friends of
Medicare. He is a founding member of the Centre for Community Organizing and
Popular Education (CCOPE).

Colin was also very active in campus politics as an
undergraduate student at the University of Alberta in the late eighties and
early nineties, working for the end of apartheid, women’s choice, indigenous
rights, francophone rights, and equality for gays and lesbians, among other
worthy causes.

His extensive community involvement has earned him the Evelyn
Kline Memorial Award in Community Development and an Edmonton Chamber of
Voluntary Organizations community service learning project grant.

In addition to a bachelor of arts degree in political science he
holds a master’s degree in adult education, both from the University of

Mr. Piquette and his spouse reside in Boyle, Alberta, with their
two children.