Dan Williams (Canadian politician)

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Dan Williams
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Peace River
Assumed office
April 16, 2019
Preceded byDebbie Jabbour
Personal details
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
ResidenceLa Crete, Alberta

Dan Williams is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Peace River.[1][2]

He currently resides in La Crete with his wife, Maureen, where he worked at Knelsen Sand & Gravel. While employed by Knelsen, Williams secured the United Conservative Party nomination in Peace River with 81% of the vote[citation needed].

Williams has stated his support for immediately repealing the provincial carbon tax and reducing regulations to create the fastest regulatory approval process in North America.[3] He also supports a one-third reduction in the corporate tax to promote economic growth. In January 2019, he appeared at a pro-resource rally where he stated, “We are not at all ashamed to defend (the oil and gas) industry, to defend the way we make a living and have for generations in this province.”[4][unreliable source?]

He is also in favour of reducing the rural crime rate through additional funding to the criminal justice system and strategic reforms to avoid suspected criminals escaping the justice system without a trial.[5]

Williams has also voiced his support for school choice and is vocally pro-life.[6]


  1. ^ Olivia Condon (2019-01-28). "Local UCP candidate Dan Williams eager for change | Peace River Record Gazette". Prrecordgazette.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ "Alberta election: Peace River results - Edmonton". Globalnews.ca. 2019-03-17. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ Admin2015 (2019-04-10). "Dan Williams, United Conservative Party candidate". Smoky River Express. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  4. ^ "Arnold Viersen". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  5. ^ "Cracking Down on Crime". The United Conservative Party. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  6. ^ Admin2015 (2019-04-09). "Peace River candidates state their positions on abortion at La Crete forum". Smoky River Express. Retrieved 2019-04-23.