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Premier Danielle Smith is a proud Albertan.
She is a University of Calgary graduate with degrees in Economics and English. 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 a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood and leader of the Official Opposition.
Before re-entering politics, Premier Smith had extensive experience in the media and in business. Most recently she was President of the Alberta Enterprise Group. Before that she was a radio host with Corus Entertainment for 6 years.
She married her husband, David in 2006 and together they own and operate The Dining Car, a fully renovated 1940s railcar dining car. She is the proud stepmother of David’s son Jonathan. Premier Smith and David live in High River with their two dogs, Caine and Colt.
Danielle Smith was sworn in as Premier of Alberta on October 11, 2022.
- Feb 01, 2023Black History Month: Premier Smith | Déclaration de la première ministre sur le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs
Premier Danielle Smith issued this statement recognizing Black History Month:
- Jan 27, 2023
Premier Danielle Smith issued this statement remembering the Holocaust:
- Jan 26, 2023
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith invites Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to work with her to develop “Sustainable Jobs” legislation as an alternative to the proposed “Just Transition” legislation.