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Mrs. Yvonne Fritz – MLA for Calgary-Cross

God in Heaven, we pray today for MLA
Mr. Yvonne as she serves her constituency of Calgary – Cross with passion and
joy.  Bless her today in her many
significant dealings with people in committees and in community
interactions.  Grant her favour with all
she connects with.  Bless her as well
with health and vitality and strength for her travels.  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, the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.

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 Committee.

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

She is married to Lanny;
they have two grown children.