Town Hall with Hon. Doug Schweitzer, Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
We are pleased to welcome Hon. Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation at a Town Hall session with our members; this is an opportunity for our government to hear directly from our businesses and stakeholders. We encourage you to participate and if you have specific questions you would like asked on your behalf, please do not hesitate to send them directly to Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minister Schweitzer will also take questions that can be entered through the chat box. Let's take this opportunity to ask about restrictions, and about Alberta's Recovery Plan and how government can continue to provide support during these difficult times.
BiographyMinister Schweitzer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Elbow.
A dedicated husband, father of 2 young girls and a long-serving community volunteer, Schweitzer has a strong record of public service, including previously raising funds for military families and serving as Vice Chair of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court. He is passionate about restoring Alberta's promise - an Alberta in which, no matter where you come from, if you worked hard, you could succeed.
Schweitzer was a partner at a leading Alberta law firm as a restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer. This experience gave him a first-hand view of the staggering impacts of failed policies that have led to job losses, economic stagnation and a loss of hope.
Doug Schweitzer was appointed as Alberta's Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation on August 25, 2020. Schweitzer will oversee the implementation of Alberta's Recovery Plan, its sector strategies and Alberta's growth agenda.
Schweitzer previously held the position of Alberta's Minister of Justice and Solicitor General where he made important progress tackling rural crime, advancing aspects of the fair deal panel report recommendations, and creating a faster, fairer and more responsible justice system.