Ricardo Miranda was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Cross, on May 5, 2015. On February 2, 2016, Mr. Miranda was appointed Minister of Culture and Tourism. He is also a member of the Economic Policy Committee and the Legislative Review Committee.
He previously served as chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future; member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee; and member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.
Prior to his service with the Legislative Assembly, he was a flight attendant for 15 years, and worked as a servicing representative, member organizer, and research representative with the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Alberta.
Miranda holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Calgary, and is working towards a secondary degree in industrial relations with a long term view of obtaining his PhD. He is multilingual and fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and English.