President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance
Travis Toews was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Grande Prairie-Wapiti, on April 16, 2019. He was sworn in as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance on April 30, 2019.
Mr. Toews has been managing director and co-owner of a corporate family cattle ranching operation and an oil field environmental company since 2002. He holds a CPA, CMA accounting designation and spent 12 years in a public accounting practice prior to pursuing business interests.
Mr. Toews served as finance chair for the Alberta Beef Producers and director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. In addition, he is a past president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, and he co-chaired the Agri-Innovators Committee for then federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz.
In 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston, for contributions to Canadian agriculture and trade.
A lifelong resident of Alberta, Toews and his wife live in the Grande Prairie region and have three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys downhill skiing and fly-fishing.
June 6, 2019