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|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
March 12, 2001 – March 3, 2008
|Preceded by||Gary Dickson|
|Succeeded by||Kent Hehr|
|Alberta Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security|
November 25, 2004 – December 15, 2006
|Preceded by||Heather Forsyth|
|Succeeded by||Fred Lindsay|
|Born||July 15, 1956|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
Harvey Cenaiko (born July 15, 1956 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan) of Ukrainian heritage is a former police officer and one-time Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety for the Province of Alberta. Cenaiko was elected to his second term as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding of Calgary-Buffalo on November 22, 2004. On November 25, 2004, he was sworn in as Alberta's Solicitor General. He did not seek re-election in the 2008 election.
Cenaiko served 25 years with the Calgary Police Service; 15 of those years were spent walking the beat and working (in both uniform and undercover) in downtown Calgary. At the time of his retirement, he was an Inspector with the Bureau of Community Policing Services. Cenaiko was recognized with a Chief's Commendation Award for his undercover work with the Calgary Police Service. He was also awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General, and the Long Service Medal from the Government of Alberta.
Member of the Legislative Assembly
In addition to his role as MLA, Cenaiko has acted as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Policy Committee on Justice and Government Services. Cenaiko also chaired the Ambulance Advisory and Appeal Board and the Alberta Vehicle Theft Committee. In addition, Cenaiko was a member of the MLA Policing Review Committee and the Government MLA Committee Considering a Review of the Labour Relations Code.
In 2002/2003, he also chaired the Review of Ambulance Service Delivery and the Child Welfare Act Review. The Child Welfare Act Review, which culminated in the Strengthening Children, Families and Youth Report, formed the bases for a new Child Welfare Amendment Act as well as the Family Support for Children With Disabilities Act.
Harvey is now the Chair of the National Parole Board of Canada.
Cenaiko's past community work includes board involvement with the Calgary Regional Health Authority, Kerby Centre Shelter for Abused Seniors, as well as numerous police-related community and provincial committees. He is presently a:
- Member, British Air Commonwealth Memorial Statue Committee;
- Member, Lougheed Residence Advisory Board; and
- Honorary Member, Naval Officers Association of Canada.
- "Cenaiko's plan on police policing a good beginning". Edmonton Journal via Canada.com. 13 July 2006. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2011.