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Mr. Hector Goudreau – MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley

Father God, we thank You for this new
day you have given MLA Mr. Hector Goudreau. 
May he receive Your wisdom and Your mighty hand guiding him as he
attends to the affairs of the day.  We
pray for Your blessing upon him and his family and ask that You  fill them with Your peace.  Grant him safe travels throughout the summer
season.  Amen.

Hector Goudreau was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Goudreau currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on
Resource Stewardship and the Select Special Ethics Commissioner Search

He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Private
Bills, the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and the Standing
Committee for Privileges, Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Mr. Goudreau has served as chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on
Community Development, a member and as the deputy chair of the Standing
Committee on Public Accounts and as a member of the Select Special Chief
Electoral Officer Search Committee the Standing Committee on Community
Development, Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future, the Special
Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Legislative Review Committee.

Previously, Mr. Goudreau served as Minister of Municipal Affairs,
Minister of Employment and Immigration and Minister of Tourism, Parks,
Recreation and Culture. He also served as Deputy Government House Leader.

Mr. Goudreau has served as a member of the Standing Policy Committee on
Agriculture and Municipal Affairs, vice-chair of the Alberta Grain Commission,
a member of the Historic Dunvegan Advisory Committee and a member of the
Heritage Savings Trust Fund Committee. He has also served as a member of the
standing committees on Private Bills and Public Accounts as well as the
Standing Policy Committee on Learning and Employment.

Mr. Goudreau sat as a council member with the town of Falher and also
spent some time as deputy mayor.

Born on October 11, 1950, Mr. Goudreau was raised on a dairy farm in
Beaumont. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of
science degree, majoring in agriculture. He also completed a number of courses
at the universities of Duluth, Minnesota and Montana.

With 27 years as a district agriculturist, he has worked as a crop
specialist for the provincial government, was the assistant manager of Falher
Alfalfa, an agronomist in Australia, farmed with his family and has his own
farm. Mr. Goudreau was a recipient of the government of Alberta’s employee
award for 25 years of service.

Mr. Goudreau is and has been involved with community and professional
organizations, including:
  • Alberta
    Institute of Agrologists, member
  • Agricultural
    Society, member
  • Agriculture-related
    organizations: seed cleaning plants, AADC and a canola product team
  • Peace
    County Development Corporation, chair
  • Falher
    and Area Economic Development Committee
    – Enterprise Centre
  • Smoky
    Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA)
  • Northwest
    Corridor Development Corporation, member
  • Smoky
    River Water Co-op, member
  • Smoky
    River trade shows
  • Knights
    of Columbus, member
  • Canadian
    Parents for French
  • School
    committees, church committees
He received the Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year award in 1987.

Mr. Goudreau lives in
Falher with his wife, Angeline. They have three daughters: Micheline, Monique
and Melanie. In his free time he enjoys travelling, fishing, curling, reading
and farming.