Biography for Honourable Diana McQueen (PC)
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MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon

Diana McQueen

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Government House Leader

Diana McQueen was elected to her second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Drayton Valley-Devon on April 23, 2012. On September 15, 2014, Mrs. McQueen was sworn-in as Minister of Municipal Affairs and appointed Government House Leader. She previously served as Minister of Energy and as Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). She also previously served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Environment.

She currently serves as vice-chair of the Government’s Operations Committee and as a member of the Treasury Board and the Agenda and Priorities Committee.

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.

September 15, 2014

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
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