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MLA for Edmonton-Manning
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Heather Sweet was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Manning, on May 5, 2015 and was re-elected on April 16, 2019.
Ms. Sweet is currently a member of the standing committees on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills and Alberta’s Economic Future.
She previously served on the Select Special Committee on Real Property Rights, Select Special Democratic Accountability Committee, Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.
During her first term Ms. Sweet served as the Deputy Chair of Committees and also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.
She served as the Official Opposition House Leader from February 25, 2020, to February 7, 2021.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Sweet worked for over a decade as a registered social worker. From 2005 to 2015 she worked in child protection services, focusing on high-risk youth, and previous to this, she worked for a year with the Metis Child and Family Services Society.
She was a member of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ Committee on Political Action and served as chapter chair for Edmonton and Area Human Services workers.
Active in her community, Ms. Sweet has volunteered at the Vancouver Olympics and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and with FIFA Edmonton.
She was honoured to be among those selected to attend the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference in 2015.
Ms. Sweet was the 877th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
July 13, 2022