Mr. Rick Fraser – MLA for Calgary-South East

Lord God, we thank you for MLA Rick Fraser’s special skill set. We
appreciate all the hard work and effort that has brought him to the position he
holds now. We pray you help him gain audience with those that will help him
continue to bring his agendas forward. We pray that you will also help Mishelle
and Rick raise their children. May you invigorate them and allow them to enjoy their
young children to the fullest. 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 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 Public Accounts
  • 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.