Glen Clegg

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Glen Clegg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded by district re-established
Succeeded by Hector Goudreau
Constituency Dunvegan
Personal details
Born (1933-10-02)October 2, 1933
Fairview, Alberta
Died May 20, 2016(2016-05-20) (aged 82)
Fairview, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Occupation farmer

Malcolm Glen Clegg (October 2, 1933 – May 20, 2016) was a civil servant and former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 until 2001.[1]

Political career[edit]

Clegg was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in the 1986 Alberta general election. He defeated incumbent New Democrat Jim Gurnett in a hotly contested two-way race to win the reconstituted riding of Dunvegan for the Progressive Conservatives. The race was very close with Clegg winning by almost two hundred votes.[2]

Clegg and Gurnett ran against each other again in the 1989 Alberta general election. That election saw Liberal candidate Gerald Eherer enter the race with a marginal showing. Gurnett lost a significant share of his popular vote as Clegg won his second term comfortably.[2] He was re-elected to a third term in office, winning another tight race over Hartmann Nagel of the Liberals by just three hundred votes. The NDP also finished a strong third with Clegg winning well under 50% of the popular vote. His margin of victory was decisive in his bid for a fourth term in office in the 1997 Alberta general election. Fred Trotter of the Liberals still made a strong showing but the Liberal vote was reduced over the last election.[3] Clegg retired from public politics after the Legislature was dissolved in 2001.

Later life and death[edit]

After leaving public office, Clegg was appointed to the Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2002.[4] In 2004 he was appointed by Minister of Learning Lyle Oberg in 2004 to serve on the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology board of directors representing the Fairview area.[5]

On May 20, 2016, Clegg died at his home in Fairview at the age of 82.[6]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Dunvegan Official Results 1986-1989". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Dunvegan Official Results 1993-1997". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Northern Developments" (PDF). Northern Alberta Development Council. Spring 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-27. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Northern Developments" (PDF). Northern Alberta Development Council. Summer 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-27. [dead link]
  6. ^ [2]

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