Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Mr. Dallas was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Red Deer-South on March 3, 2008 and re-elected on April 23, 2012. Mr. Dallas was appointed to cabinet on October 12, 2011 as the Minister of Intergovernmental, International and Aboriginal Relations and reappointed as Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations on May 8, 2012.
Prior to entering cabinet, Mr. Dallas served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance and Enterprise and parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Environment. 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.
He has carried four bills through the legislative process: Bill 12, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation Amendment Act, 2011; Bill 10, the Supportive Living Accommodation Licensing Act, 2009; Bill 40, the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Amendment Act; and Bill Pr3 (2009) Les Filles de la Sagesse Act Repeal Act.
Prior to serving in the Legislative Assembly 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.
May 25, 2012