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Premier Danielle Smith
Danielle Smith was sworn in as Alberta’s 19th Premier on October 11, 2022. The Premier chairs cabinet and chooses Alberta's cabinet ministers, who are in charge of specific ministries.
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The Honourable Danielle Smith is a proud Albertan. As Leader of the governing United Conservative Party, she was sworn in as the nineteenth Premier of Alberta in October 2022, and represents the riding of Brooks-Medicine Hat in the Legislative Assembly.
Premier Smith has had a lifelong interest in Alberta public policy and finding the right balance between free enterprise and individual freedom, and the role of government. She was previously MLA for Highwood and leader of the Official Opposition.
Before re-entering politics, Premier Smith worked extensively in the media and in business, most recently as President of the Alberta Enterprise Group. Before that she was a radio host with Corus Entertainment for 6 years.
Premier Smith holds degrees in both Economics and English from the University of Calgary. She is married to David and proud stepmom to his son. Premier Smith and her husband own and operate a restaurant. They live in High River with their two dogs.
- Mar 23, 2023
Premier Danielle Smith sent the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, requesting he focus on Canada’s unique relationship with the United States and highlight the need for North American energy security when he meets with American President Joe Biden:
- Mar 22, 2023
Premier Danielle Smith issued this statement as Ramadan begins:
- Mar 21, 2023
Alberta’s government continues to provide Ukrainian newcomers with settlement supports as recommended by the Premier’s Advisory Task Force on Ukraine.