Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Diana McQueen was elected to her second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Drayton Valley-Devon on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012, she was sworn in as Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD).
Mrs. McQueen´s work this term has focused on integrated resource management. Under her leadership, ESRD has taken decisive action on a number of issues important to Albertans in 2012, including:
- Implementing Alberta´s first regional plan under the Land-use Framework, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan;
- Partnering with the federal government to begin implementation of a new comprehensive environmental monitoring program in the oil sands region;
- Working to strengthen Alberta´s relationship with Asia to facilitate trade of forest products and share best practices and learnings; and,
- Spearheading the creation of a single regulatory system for all oil and gas developments in Alberta.
Prior to her election, Mrs. McQueen served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Environment. Outside the legislature, she is active in her community, and has served as a school board chair and trustee, and as the mayor of Drayton Valley.
April 17, 2013