Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Forestry, Parks and Tourism outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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From the Minister

December 20, 2022 | Forestry

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Todd Loewen was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Grande Prairie-Smoky, on May 5, 2015. He was re-elected as the Member representing Central Peace-Notley on April 16, 2019.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Loewen owned a small outfitting business and an operational farm.

Born and raised in rural Alberta, Mr. Loewen grew up in a farming family. He graduated from Hillside junior senior high school with an advanced high school diploma, and after 5 years in the workforce he went on to become self-employed as an entrepreneur and farmer.

Mr. Loewen and his wife, Teena, have 5 children: Travis, Ty, Taylor, Tianna and Tenea. Mr. Loewen has been an active volunteer for the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, the Chamber of Commerce, their local church, a number of business organizations and many other community activities.

He was the 890th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Todd has lived in the community of Valleyview for the past 50 years; his community, and Alberta have treated him well. He is determined to represent all Albertans, and give back to his community that has afforded him so much.

Todd Loewen was sworn is as Minister of Forestry, Parks and Tourism on October 24, 2022.