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Mr. Doug Horner – MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Father God May MLA Doug Horner
experience Your blessing and joy as he serves the people of Spruce Grove – St.
Albert.  We pray that as he faces
difficult situations, he would b effective in making decisions with clarity and
understanding that will be beneficial for all Albertans.  Bless him with health and strength and
surround him with Your divine protection. 
Amen.

Doug Horner is the fourth-term Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Spruce Grove-St. Albert. He currently serves as the Senior Advisor to the
Premier on Internal Trade and Federal and Provincial Relations. He is also a member
of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

Mr. Horner has held such portfolios as Deputy Premier, President of the
Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Minister of Enterprise, Minister of
Advanced Education and Technology and Minister of Agriculture. He was also the
first provincial liaison to the Canadian Forces.

Mr. Horner has been a strong proponent of the commercialization of
Alberta’s knowledge base, research and technology and has led many trade and
investment missions to emerging markets. He established the bio-fuels initiative
to create new energy sources from agricultural waste and created the Alberta
Innovates corporations, focusing several research institutes into commercial
ventures. Mr. Horner also established Campus Alberta, a collaborative
association of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.

Mr. Horner has a solid background in business. He worked in both the
banking and agriculture industry prior to his political career. Following the
sale of his family’s grain processing business to ConAgra in 1993, Mr. Horner
moved to the company’s Nebraska office, where he was responsible for the
international marketing and sales of specialty grains. He later returned to
Canada and established a trading company for agrifoods and agrifeeds for
domestic and international markets.

Mr. Horner graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
(SAIT) with a diploma in business. After completing further studies, he was
accredited by the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Mr. Horner holds an ICD.D
designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.