Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Children and Family Services outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Searle Turton was sworn in as Minister of Children and Family Services on June 9, 2023. He previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy.

Prior to his service as an elected official at the provincial level, Mr. Turton was a three-term city councillor for Spruce Grove. He has also worked in technology sales and as a dual-ticket tradesman in construction.

Mr. Turton is a lifelong volunteer, having served as a director of the Spruce Grove public library board, chairman of the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, and a trustee for the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers, local 1325.

Mr. Turton and his wife, Amy, live in Spruce Grove with their 2 children, Aiden and Xavier.

Searle Turton was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain on April 16, 2019 and was re-elected on May 29, 2023.