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Mr. Thomas Lukaszuk – MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs

Father in Heaven, we pray together
today that you would give Mr. Lukaszuk the strength and wisdom he needs as he
faces each new day and the courage to deal with every difficult situation. May
his heart be filled with compassion for the people he represents in Edmonton –
Castle Downs. Bless his family and may they experience your faithfulness and
love. In your name, Amen

Thomas Lukaszuk was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs
on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Lukaszuk was formerly Deputy Premier and Minister of Enterprise and
Advanced Education.

Mr. Lukaszuk also served as Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and
Labour, Minister of Education, Political Minister for Edmonton, Minister of
Employment and Immigration and parliamentary assistant for Municipal Affairs.

Over the course of his elected service Mr. Lukaszuk has served on a wide
range of legislative and government committees. The areas of work have ranged
from accountability, access to information and ethics in government to support
for low-income and disabled Albertans, tourism marketing and human rights.

In particular, he has been a member of:
  • Standing
    Committee on Law and Regulations
  • Standing
    Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Standing
    Committee on Private Bills
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Community Services
  • Select
    Special Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Review
    Committee
  • Select
    Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select
    Special Health Information Act Review Committee
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Select
    Special Auditor General Search Committee
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Services
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Health and Community Living
  • MLA
    Committee to Review Low-income Programs, chair
MLA Stakeholder Consultation
Committee on Key Design Features; Low-income Review Implementation, chair
  • MLA
    Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Review Committee, chair
  • MLA
    Corrections Review Committee
  • Select
    Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee
  • Provincial
    Offences Procedure Review Steering Committee, chair
  • Strategic
    Tourism Marketing Council
  • Alberta
    Foreign Offices Review Committee
  • Human
    Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund Advisory
    Committee, chair
  • Northlands
    Park Board
  • Task
    Force on the Teachers’ Unfunded Pension Liability
  • Edmonton
    Salutes Committee
  • Government
    of Alberta Liaison to Consular Corps
Born April 5, 1969, in Poland and raised in north Edmonton, Mr. Lukaszuk
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alberta
and taught in Edmonton schools before starting Injured Workers Advocates Inc.
(IWA), a firm designed to assist injured workers with work-related injury
claims. Before becoming an MLA, he served on the Social Care Facilities Review
Committee, the Citizens’ Appeal Panel (chair), and the Alberta Lotteries Review
Committee. He conducted reviews of Alberta daycares, foster homes, group homes
and homeless shelters.

Mr. Lukaszuk has a history of involvement with community groups. He
coached soccer through the Edmonton Northwood Community League, has been a
Scout leader and is a strong supporter of ABC Head Start. He is a past
president of the Youth Friendship Society and a Knight of Columbus. He has been
decorated with the Order of St. John investiture, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his community service and the
Alberta Centennial Medal for his contributions to the province. He volunteers
with the Edmonton Castle Downs Recreation Society, and has built playgrounds in
Vietnam and the Philippines.

In his free time Mr. Lukaszuk enjoys travelling, reading and spending
time with his young family.