Doug Main

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Doug Main
MLA for Edmonton Parkallen
In office
Preceded byNeil Stanley Crawford
Personal details
Born (1946-07-18) July 18, 1946 (age 73)
Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan
Political partyProgressive Conservative Association of Alberta

Douglas Cameron Main (born July 18, 1946) is a Canadian broadcaster, communications consultant, political commentator and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He served as Cabinet Minister. He served as the news anchor for CITV (now Global Edmonton) from 1975 to 1988.[1]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Main was a news anchor for CITV (now Global Edmonton) from 1975 to 1988. He left broadcasting to pursue a political career.

Political career[edit]

Main first ran as a candidate for the Reform Party of Canada in the 1988 federal general election. He finished the race a very close third place in a field of ten candidates, losing to Progressive Conservative candidate Scott Thorkelson.[2]

After being defeated in the federal election, Main was approached by the provincial Progressive Conservatives to run in the next Alberta election. He was elected in the constituency of Edmonton-Parkallen in the 1989 Alberta general election.[3]

On April 14, 1989 Main was sworn in as Minister of Culture and Multiculturalism in the Cabinet of Premier Don Getty. He only served a single term in office leaving at dissolution of the Assembly in 1993 after losing his nomination to run for the Progressive Conservatives again.[4]


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  2. ^ "Edmonton—Strathcona election results 1989". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Parkallen election results 1989". Alberta Heritage. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2008-04-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Larry Johnsrude (August 31, 2006). "Preston Manning Lite?". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on November 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Neil Stanley Crawford
MLA Edmonton Parkallen
Succeeded by
District Abolished