Greg Weadick

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Greg Weadick
Advanced Education Minister Greg Weadick.jpg
Greg Weadick in 2011
MLA for Lethbridge-West
Assumed office
Preceded by Clint Dunford
Personal details
Born (1954-02-07) February 7, 1954 (age 60)
Fergus, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Joanne
Children Josh and Lauren
Residence Lethbridge, Alberta
Alma mater University of Lethbridge

Gregory William Weadick (born February 7, 1954) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Lethbridge-West as a Progressive Conservative.

Early life[edit]

Weadick has deep roots in his community as a fourth-generation Lethbridgian. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge in 1976, before beginning his career as a certified irrigation design consultant. Weadick has been successful in small business, and is co-owner of Yardworks & Tileworks and president of Frontier Irrigation Inc. He was the founding president of Lethbridge Youth Services and 5th-on-5th Youth Services.[1]

Political career[edit]

Weadick won his provincial seat in Lethbridge-West in 2008, where he received 44 percent of the vote.[2] He chairs the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy and is a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members Services and the Standing Committee on the Economy.

Weadick was called by Ed Stelmach to serve in the Cabinet as Minster of Advanced Education and Technology. As a Cabinet member, he played a leading role in implementing the Stelmach agenda.

Before entering provincial politics, Weadick was active in municipal government. He served as a city councillor in Lethbridge for nine years, starting in 1991. He was instrumental behind the "pay as you go" budget-balancing strategy. During this time, Weadick participated in Provincial Task Forces on police funding and air transportation.

In 1997, Weadick ran unsuccessfully for the former federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in the Lethbridge electoral district.

Personal life[edit]

Weadick lives in Lethbridge with his wife, Joanne. Their two children, Josh and Lauren, attend the University of Lethbridge.

Weadick is one of the founders of the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, founding president of the Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services. He spent several years as director of the Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce and is a Rotarian.[1]

Election results[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election[3] Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 5,390 36.64% *
     NDP Shannon Phillips 4,275 29.06% % %
     Wildrose Kevin Kinahan 3,960 26.92% %
     Liberal Bal Boora 826 5.62% % *
     Alberta Party David Walters 259 1.76% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %
2008 Alberta general election results ( Lethbridge-West ) Turnout 38.3%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 5,009 44%
     Wildrose Alliance Matthew Fox 855 7%
     Liberal Bal Boora 4,030 35%
Greens Brennan Tilley 392 3%
     NDP James Moore 1,181 10%
Total 11,467 100%