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Mrs. Yvonne Fritz – MLA for Calgary-Cross

Heavenly Father, we are joining
together to pray for MLA Mrs. Yvonne Fritz, thankful that You are with her
today as she carries out her important role in our legislature.  May she experience fresh vision and insight
for the things she attends to.  Thank You
as well that You give her new strength and the ability to balance her schedule
in order to give sufficient time to family and other meaningful relationships
in her life.  Amen.

Yvonne Fritz was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta as the Member for Calgary-Cross in 1993 and was elected for her sixth
term on April 23, 2012. She currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and

In addition to her duties as a
Member, she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Public Health and
Safety during the 27th Legislature and more recently as a member of the
Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee of Privileges,
Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Previously she served as
Minister of Children and Youth Services. In her capacity as Minister of
Children and Youth Services, she worked with families and communities to provide
nurturing, safe environments for children and youth. In addition to her
ministerial appointment, she served as a member of the Agenda and Priorities

Initially named to Cabinet in
2004, Mrs. Fritz served as Minister of Seniors and Community Supports,
Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development in 2007 and Minister of the
newly-created Housing and Urban Affairs in 2008.

Prior to serving as a Minister
of the Crown, Mrs. Fritz served as the Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on
Managing Growth Pressures, as a member of Treasury Board and chaired both the
Alberta Multicultural Commission and the Women’s Breast Cancer Screening
Council. She also sponsored three Private Members’ Bills, including a bill for
mandatory bicycle helmet use for children and teenagers.

From 1988 until 1993, Mrs.
Fritz served as a City of Calgary Alderman in Ward 5, one of Canada’s largest
civic ridings.

Prior to seeking elected
office, Mrs. Fritz worked as a registered nurse at Calgary General Hospital for
over 20 years.

As a long-time resident of
Calgary-Cross, Mrs. Fritz is an active member in local associations and a
strong advocate for volunteerism and community involvement.

is married to Lanny; they have two grown children.