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Edward Stelmach (born ca. 1951) is the Premier-Designate of Alberta, Canada. He sits in the Alberta legislature as the Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville (previously Vegreville-Viking). Stelmach served in Cabinet as Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations until March 2006 when he resigned in order to clear the way for his candidacy in the leadership election to select a successor to Alberta Premier Ralph Klein. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... The Legislative Assembly of Alberta meets in the provincial capital, Edmonton. ... The Alberta Progressive Conservative Party is a provincial right-of-centre party in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta will hold a leadership election on November 25, 2006 and December 2, 2006 (if a second ballot is needed). ... Categories: Canada-related stubs | Alberta premiers ... Ralph Phillip Klein MLA (born November 1, 1942), leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, is the current premier of the Canadian province of Alberta. ...


Stelmach was the first minister to resign from Cabinet in accordance with Premier Klein's order that all prospective leadership candidates resign from Cabinet by June 2006[1].


Stelmach was first elected to the legislature in the 1993 provincial election. He entered Cabinet in 1997 serving as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development until 1999. Subsequently, he was Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation before becoming Intergovernmental Relations Minister in 2004. The Alberta general election of 1993 was the twenty-third general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Before entering Cabinet, Stelmach served as Deputy Whip and then Chief Government Whip and had served as chairman of the Alberta Agricultural Research Institute and a member of the Standing Policy Committees on Community Services and Health Restructuring. He has also served on Treasury Board, the Agenda and Priorities Committee and the Standing Policy Committees on Agriculture and Rural Development. In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


Prior to entering provincial politics, Stelmach served variously as Lamont County Reeve, a school trustee and chair of the Vegreville Health Unit board. Look up reeve in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Stelmach attended the University of Alberta, then worked in the retail business for 11 years before returning to the family farm.[2] The University of Alberta is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the heart of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Stelmach's grandfather, Nicholas, arrived in Alberta from the western Ukrainian district of Radekhiv with his wife, Theodora Kuchera and settled on the homestead south of Andrew, Alberta in 1898. Ed Stelmach grew up on the farm as the youngest of five children. Stelmach has raised his own four children on the farm his grandfather established[3]. Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... Radekhiv (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... A homestead is: A farm with the buildings around it, see homestead (buildings) Ones legal residence, see homestead (law) An area measure of 160 acres (650,000 m²), see homestead (area) and Homestead Act To homestead is to establish ownership of previously unowned property (usually but not exclusively land... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


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MLA Vegreville-Viking
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District Abolished
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MLA Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
2004-present
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Incumbent
2006 Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates
DeLong | Dinning | Doerksen | Hancock | Morton | Norris | McPherson | Oberg | Stelmach

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Ed Stelmach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Stelmach was the first minister to resign from Cabinet in accordance with Premier Klein's order that all prospective leadership candidates resign from Cabinet by June 2006[2].
Stelmach was first elected to the legislature in the 1993 provincial election.
Stelmach's grandfather, Nicholas, arrived in Alberta from the western Ukrainian district of Radekhiv with his wife, Theodora Kuchera, and settled on the homestead south of Andrew, Alberta in 1898.
CBC News In Depth: Ed Stelmach (1760 words)
Ed Stelmach, shown on the campaign trail, served in the portfolios of agriculture, infrastructure and intergovernmental affairs under Premier Ralph Klein.
The campaign by Ed Stelmach, a former intergovernmental affairs minister from the northern riding of Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, didn't capture headlines the way his competitors Jim Dinning, a former provincial treasurer, and Ted Morton, a backbencher from southern Alberta who was a Canadian Alliance party stalwart, did.
Born and raised in the province, Stelmach is the descendent of Ukrainian settlers.
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