Diana McQueen

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Diana McQueen
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Drayton Valley-Calmar
In office
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
Preceded byTony Abbott
Succeeded byMark Smith
Drayton Valley, Alberta
In office
October 18, 2004 – March 3, 2008
Preceded byMoe Hamdon
Succeeded byMoe Hamdon
Personal details
Born (1961-06-07) June 7, 1961 (age 57)
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative 2007-present
ResidenceDrayton Valley, Alberta
WebsiteParty Website

Diana Janet McQueen[1] (born June 7, 1961) is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 provincial election to represent the electoral district of Drayton Valley-Calmar in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus. She served in several cabinet positions from 2011 to 2015.

After Alison Redford won the 2011 Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention, McQueen was sworn in during the final session of the 27th Alberta Legislative Assembly as the Alberta Minister of Environment and Water. The Ministry of Environment and Water (Alberta) was created to consolidate the Ministry of Environment & Water and the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development announced on May 8, 2012.[2] In December 2013, she was moved from the environment portfolio and became Minister of Energy. When Jim Prentice became premier in September 2014, McQueen was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs; in March 2015 she was given the additional responsibility of being in charge of the province's response to climate change.

McQueen was defeated in the 2015 provincial election that also defeated Prentice's government.

Prior to standing in the provincial election, McQueen was mayor of Drayton Valley from 2001 to 2008.

Electoral record[edit]

Provincial Elections
Alberta general election, 2008 results Turnout 51.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative McQUEEN, Diana 5,979 58.4
Green ERICKSON, Edwin 1,970 19.3
Wildrose Alliance SCHMALE, Dean 1,042 10.2
     Liberal BLOCK, Norma 847 8.3
     NDP BANNISTER, Luanne 386 3.8
Party Elections
Drayton Valley-Calmar PC nomination election, 2007 results[3] Turnout 100.0%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative McQUEEN, Diana 949 55.9
     Progressive Conservative Abbott, Tony (Incumbent) 750 44.1
Municipal Elections
Drayton Valley mayoral election, 2007 results[4] Turnout 10.9%
Candidate Votes %
     McQUEEN, Diana (Incumbent) Acclaimed N/A
Drayton Valley mayoral election, 2004 results Turnout Unk. %
Candidate Votes %
     McQUEEN, Diana Unk. Unk.
Alberta general election, 2012: Drayton Valley-Devon
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Diana McQueen 7,358 51.68%
Wildrose Dean Shular 5,462 38.36%
New Democratic Doris Bannister 879 6.17%
Liberal Chantel Lillycrop 538 3.78%


External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Parliamentary Assistant for Alberta Environment
Since 2008-2010
Succeeded by
No Appointment
Preceded by
Parliamentary Assistant for Alberta Energy
Succeeded by
David Xiao