Mr. Thomas Lukaszuk – MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs

God, we are grateful that You know all things and You are present to assist MLA
Thomas Lukaszuk as he makes significant decisions that will affect not only the
people of Edmonton – Castle Downs but the province of Alberta.  May he be conscious of Your presence as he
works and that he would hear Your voice directing him and giving him
wisdom.  Bless him and his family and
give them rest and peace today.  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
  • 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.