|MLA for Edmonton Parkallen|
|Preceded by||Neil Stanley Crawford|
July 18, 1946 |
Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan
|Political party||Progressive 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.
Main was a news anchor for CITV (now Global Edmonton) from 1975 to 1988. He left broadcasting to pursue a political career.
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.
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.
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.
|Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Neil Stanley Crawford
|MLA Edmonton Parkallen
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