The region’s MLAs have received their committee assignments for the new term of the legislature.
The makeup of standing committees was included in the Hansard report from the spring sitting.
Former Medicine Hat resident Joseph Schow (UCP, Cardston-Siksika), a first-term MLA, was named deputy chair of three committees: private member bills, legislative offices and the body to oversee privileges and elections, standing orders and printing.
Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter, who was named the associate minister of “Red Tape Reduction” earlier this month, has no assignments, which is not unusual for members with a cabinet portfolio.
Returning United Conservative MLA Drew Barnes (Cypress-Medicine Hat) will sit on the committees concerning Alberta’s Economic Future, and public accounts.
Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA Michaela Glasgo will serve on committees related to the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and also the committee on families and communities.
Special Areas resident Nate Horner, the first-term member from Drumheller-Stettler, joins Barnes on the economic committee, and also sits on the committee that evaluates private members bills.
He resides in Pollockville, about 60 kilometres north of Brooks.
Major legislature standing committees with chairperson, party, riding: Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund: Richard Gotfried, UCP, Calgary-Fish Creek.
Alberta’s Economic Future: Glenn van Dijken, UCP, Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock.
Families and Communities: Laila Goodridge, UCP, Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche.
Legislative Offices: Mike Ellis, UCP Calgary-West.
Members’ Services: Nathan Cooper, Speaker, UCP, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills.
Private Bills: Ellis. Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing: Mark Smith, UCP, Drayton Valley-Devon.
Public Accounts: Shannon Phillips, NDP, Lethbridge West. Resource Stewardship: David Hanson, UCP, Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul.