Mr. Rick Fraser – MLA for Calgary-South East

Heavenly Father, We are grateful today for MLA Rick Fraser and his role in the
Legislature of Alberta as he represents the people of Calgary – South East. You
Lord God, are aware of the many tasks and duties he needs to fulfill today. We
pray that you would direct his thoughts to the most important items on his
to-do list to attend to. We pray as well that you would surround him with
people to assist and support him. May he be filled with your peace and may he
be refreshed and feel renewed as he takes time with family and friends. Amen

Rick Fraser was elected to his second term as the
Member for Calgary-South East on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Private Bills.

He previously served as Legislative Secretary,
Ambulance Services (reporting to the Minister of Health), as Associate Minister
of Public Safety and as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction
of High River. As well he has served as a member of the following committees:
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Services
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Strategic
    Tourism and Marketing Council
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
Mr. Fraser also served as Deputy Government Whip.
Like so many Canadians, one of Mr. Fraser’s passions is the game of hockey.
Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 East
Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed
sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams
in and around his community.

After three and a half years of college, he earned
his advanced-care paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of
Augustana paramedic program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible
for all advanced life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined
with advanced treat-and-release, and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and
injured anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Mr. Fraser has served the public for
12 years working for the ambulance service.

Mr. Fraser was a leader in his profession, operating
as crew chief in Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS
staff, physicians, nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From
2008 to 2010 he served as president of Calgary paramedics. Additionally, he sat
on the Alberta College of Paramedics committee that is responsible for
developing a critical care paramedic program and overseeing continuing
education for all EMS staff in Alberta. Mr. Fraser also advocates for new
paramedic students as the practicum co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of
Lakeland College.

Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser and his
wife Mishelle are now raising two young sons in Calgary’s southeast side.