Danielle Larivee

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Danielle Larivee
Danielle Larivee 2015.jpg
Larivee in May 2015
Alberta Minister of Children's Services
In office
January 19, 2017 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byLyle Oberg
Succeeded byRebecca Schulz
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Lesser Slave Lake
In office
May 5, 2015 – March 19, 2019
Preceded byPearl Calahasen
Succeeded byPat Rehn
Personal details
Born (1974-05-11) May 11, 1974 (age 47)
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
OccupationPublic Health Nurse

Danielle Marie Larivee (born May 11, 1974) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lesser Slave Lake. She defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Pearl Calahasen, who had served the district since 1989 and was the longest serving incumbent.[1][2] She is a public health nurse.[3] In 2019 Larivee ran as a candidate in the Alberta election for Lesser Slave Lake and lost to Pat Rehn who belonged to the United Conservative Party (UCP).

Larivee was named to the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister in Charge of Service Alberta on October 22, 2015.[4] On January 19th, 2017, Larivee was named Minister of the new Ministry of Child Services, a portfolio previously held by Irfan Sabir. Sabir was retained as the Minister for Community and Social Services. Shaye Anderson was named as the new Minister of Municipal Affairs, filling the vacancy created by Larivee's new appointment. On June 18th 2018 Alberta premier at the time Rachel Notley introduced Larivee role as the Children's Services Minister as well as the minister for the status of women [5]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Lesser Slave Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Pat Rehn 5,873 57.7% +0.93%
New Democratic Danielle Larivee 3,676 36.1% -7.13%
Alberta Party Vincent Rain 381 3.7%
Independent Suzette Powder 251 2.5%
Total valid votes 10,181
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 58
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,154 63.1%
United Conservative notional hold Swing +4.06
Source: "70 - Lesser Slave Lake 2019 General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved June 3, 2020.

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Lesser Slave Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Danielle Larivee 3,915 43.23% +37.32%
Wildrose Darryl Boisson 3,198 35.31% -4.11%
Progressive Conservative Pearl Calahasen 1,944 21.46% -27.25%
Total valid votes 9,057 100.00%
Rejected, spoiled and declined 50
Eligible voters / Turnout 20,277 44.91% +6.07%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +32.29%
"2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.


  1. ^ "Alberta Election: 5 election night surprises". cbc.ca. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (5 May 2015). "Live Alberta election results 2015: Real-time results in the provincial election". Global News. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "New kids on the block: Alberta's NDP government a diverse bunch". Chronicle Journal. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Premier Notley adds new minister, new department in cabinet change". www.calgaryherald.com. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  5. ^ "Aberhart, Hon. William, (30 Dec. 1878–22 May 1943), Premier of Alberta since 1935; Minister of Education and Attorney General for the Province", Who Was Who, Oxford University Press, 2007-12-01, doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u221698