Ms. Bridget A. Pastoor – MLA for Lethbridge-East

Thank You God that You are interested in all aspects of
society including the political arena. 
As MLA Ms. Bridget Pastoor attends to the business at hand, may she be
aware of receiving fresh wisdom and discernment to handle problems and make
timely decisions.  Bless her today and
reward her for her diligence and hard work. 
In Your Holy Name, Amen. 

Bridget A. Pastoor was elected to her third term as
a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of
Lethbridge-East on April 23, 2012.

In addition to serving as a member of the Standing
Committee on Public Accounts, Ms. Pastoor also currently serves as a member of
the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and
Printing.

Over the course of her three terms Ms. Pastoor has
served on a number of additional Legislative Assembly standing committees,
including:
  • Families
    and Communities (chair)
  • Public
    Health and Safety (deputy chair)
  • Private
    Bills
  • Government
    Services
  • Alberta’s
    Economic Future
Prior to her current service as a government MLA
Ms. Pastoor served the Official Opposition in various capacities, including as
Deputy Leader, as Whip and as shadow minister for the following government
departments: Agriculture and Rural Development, Municipal Affairs and Seniors
and Community Supports.

She also participated as a member of the
three-person MLA Task Force on Continuing Care Health Services and
Accommodation Standards and authored an adjunct report, Blueprint for Action.

Ms. Pastoor began her career with Air Canada. After
raising three children, she returned to school and graduated from Lethbridge
Community College as a registered nurse and later obtained a certificate as a
geriatric specialist from Grant MacEwan. Ms. Pastoor worked as an RN at the
Edith Cavell care centre from 1990 to 2004.

An active member of the community and political
arena for many years, she has also served in the following capacities:
  • Deputy
    returning officer for Elections Canada, Elections Alberta and the city of
    Lethbridge
  • Member,
    Canadian Pension Appeals Board,1993 to 1997
  • Alderwoman,
    Lethbridge city council, 1998 to 2004
  • Board
    member, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 1999 to 2002
  • Chair,
    Council/Corporate Review of the city of Lethbridge, 2001 to 2004
As a city alderwoman she was also a member of the
Library Board, the Exhibition Board and the Municipal Planning Commission.
Further, she was a member of the University of Lethbridge Senate from 1985 to
1991, the Alberta Student Finance Board and the Canada Pension Appeals Board
tribunal.

Ms. Pastoor was awarded a government of Canada
commemorative medal for the 125th anniversary of confederation in 1992 and the
government of Alberta centennial medal in 2005 and the Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee medal in2012. In 2009 she was awarded the YWCA of Lethbridge
and district women of distinction award, and named the YWCA champion.

Born Bridget Antoinette Brennan in St. Boniface,
Manitoba, she has three daughters, two of which have served as city
councillors, two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Her interests include social justice and political
history.