Danielle Larivee

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Danielle Larivee

Danielle Larivee 2015.jpg
Larivee in May 2015
Alberta Minister of Children's Services
Assumed office
January 19, 2017
Preceded byLyle Oberg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Lesser Slave Lake
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byPearl Calahasen
Personal details
Born (1974-05-11) May 11, 1974 (age 44)
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
OccupationPublic Health Nurse

Danielle Marie Larivee (born May 11, 1974) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 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]

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.

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: 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.