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Encyclopedia > Randy Thorsteinson

Randy Thorsteinson (born November 8, 1959) is a politician and businessman in Alberta, Canada. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked...

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Education

Thorsteinson attended Ricks College (now Brigham Young University Idaho campus) followed by a brief stint at Brigham Young University (Utah) majoring in business management. He did not graduate from his program of study [1], [2]. Brigham Young University Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). ... Brigham Young University Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). ...


Business ventures

He was one of the founders of Carlson Tours and Incentive Travel Ltd. which subsequently changes its name to Cascadia Motivation Inc. The company was established in 1984 and is currently the largest Canadian owned performance improvement company in Canada. Thorsteinson is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the company.


Early political career

He entered politics as the Red Deer Riding President for the Reform Party of Canada in 1988 and served in this position for three years. He joined the Alberta Social Credit Party in 1991, and became leader the following year. The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party that existed from 1987 to 2000. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Social Credit Party of Alberta is a provincial political party in Alberta, Canada that was founded on the social credit monetary policy and conservative Christian social values. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Under Thorsteinson, Social Credit experienced the beginnings of a rebirth, and in the 1997 general election, the party nominated 70 candidates and collected almost seven per cent of the popular vote, but failed to win any seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Alberta general election of 1997 was the twenty-fourth general election for the Province of Alberta, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of Alberta meets in the provincial capital, Edmonton. ...


By 1999, however, Thorsteinson, a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was at odds with his party after a movement within the party wanted to limit the involvement of Latter-day Saints. Thorsteinson quit the party in April 1999 and became involved with the Alberta First Party. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Religious conversion is the adoption of a new religious identity, or a change from one religious identity to another. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and should not to be confused with the different, though similar term Latter Day Saint. ... The Alberta First Party was a right_wing political party that operated in Alberta, Canada from 1999 until 2003. ...


Alberta Alliance

As the Alberta First Party began to collapse, Randy led a movement to form the Alberta Alliance Party, The party successfully met the registration requirements and he became the party's leader at a convention in February 2003. The Alberta Alliance is a right wing political party in Alberta, Canada. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Thorsteinson's new party gained momentum immediately following the 2004 federal election when Edmonton Norwood Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Gary Masyk crossed the floor to join the Alberta Alliance, and bring Alberta Alliance representation into the legislature. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Edmonton Highlands-Norwood is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. ... 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. ... Gary Masyk (born 1960) is a businessman and politician in Alberta, Canada. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines, especially where this is considered unusual or controversial. ...


Later that year in the 2004 provincial election, Thorsteinson placed second in votes in his riding (electoral district) of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, failing to become a MLA. His party won one seat in the election; Paul Hinman was elected MLA for the riding of Cardston-Taber-Warner. Alberta riding map showing the winning parties and their vote percentage in each won riding. ... Innisfail-Sylvan Lake is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. ... Paul Hinman (born 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) was elected to his first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner, on November 22, 2004. ... Cardston-Taber-Warner is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. ...


On March 7, 2005, Thorsteinson announced his resignation as leader of the Alberta Alliance, saying he would not be able to devote the time and energy into the party. Paul Hinman, the lone Alliance MLA in the legislature succeeded Thorsteinson as leader. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Randy supported and endorsed leadership candidate Ed Klop in the race to succeed him as leader in the 2005 leadership convention. Ed Klop is a politician and buisness man from Red Deer, Alberta Canada born in 1967. ... The Alberta Alliance Party a conservative political party in Alberta, Canada, will be holding its second leadership convention on November 18 and 19, 2005, in Red Deer, Alberta. ...


Randy continues to be active in the Alliance party. He was elected as President of the Alberta Alliance at the 2007 Annual General Meeting held on March 24, 2007 in Edmonton Alberta, he had been serving as interim president of the party after former president John Murdoch stepped down. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Honors

Thorsteinson is under consideration as one of the 100 most influential Mormons of all time.[3]


External links

  • Mormon's work symbolizes the Heart of Southern Alberta Salt Lake Tribune: October 1, 2005
Preceded by
Robert Alford
Social Credit Party of Alberta Leader
1993-1999
Succeeded by
James Alberts
Preceded by
New Party
Alberta Alliance Party Leader
2003-2005
Succeeded by
Eleanor Maroes
Preceded by
John Murdoch
Alberta Alliance Party President
2007-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Randy Thorsteinson (228 words)
Under Thorsteinson Social Credit experienced the beginnings of a rebirth, and in the 1997 general election the party nominated 70 candidates and collected almost seven per cent of the popular vote, but failed to elect any MLAs.
By 1999, however, Thorsteinson, a Mormon convert, was at odds with his party after the Social Credit executive moved to limit the involvement of the Latter Day Saints.
Thorsteinson quit the party in April 1999 and would go on to form the Alberta Alliance, whose leadership he assumed in February 2003.
Randy Thorsteinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Randy Thorsteinson (born November 8, 1956) is a politician in Alberta, Canada.
By 1999, however, Thorsteinson, a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was at odds with his party after a movement within the party wanted to limit the involvement of Latter-day Saints.
Thorsteinson quit the party in April 1999, and later formed the Alberta Alliance, whose leadership he assumed in February 2003.
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