Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Cal Dallas was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Red Deer-South on March 3, 2008, and thereafter elected for a second term on April 23, 2012.
Mr. Dallas’s first appointment to cabinet was on October 12, 2011, as the Minister of Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations. He was reappointed as Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations on May 8, 2012.
Mr. Dallas has explored trade and investment opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Dallas also works within the province to inform Alberta’s innovative companies about business opportunities abroad as well as the supports available to help export-ready companies succeed in the global marketplace.
Prior to entering cabinet, Mr. Dallas served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Alberta Finance and Enterprise and then to the Minister of Alberta Environment. In addition, he co-chaired Climate Change Central, was vice-chair of the Regulatory Enhancement Project Task Force and served on the Cabinet Policy Committee on Energy.
Prior to serving in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Dallas was executive director of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, and before that he worked in the printing and publishing industry for 25 years, including nine years as publisher of the Red Deer Express.
An active member of his community, Mr. Dallas has been involved in the following organizations:
- Red Deer Rotary Club, director
- Alberta Chamber of Commerce, vice-president (volunteer)
- United Way of Central Alberta, director
- Innisfail Golf Association, president
- Red Deer College, board of governors
- STARS Capital Campaign
- Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness
In recognition of his community involvement, Mr. Dallas received the Canadian Chamber of Commerce volunteer of the year award in 2002 and the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2003. Additionally, he received the Bill Draayer award from the Alberta Weekly Newspapers´ Association in 2004, and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005.
Mr. Dallas and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Red Deer.
March 12, 2014