Hugh MacDonald (politician)

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Hugh MacDonald
MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar
In office
Preceded byBettie Hewes
Succeeded byDavid Dorward
Personal details
Born (1955-08-05) August 5, 1955 (age 63)
Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupationbusiness owner

Hugh MacDonald (born August 5, 1955[1]) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Edmonton-Gold Bar in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He is a member of the Alberta Liberal Party. On September 27, 2011, he announced he would not seek re-election.


Born August 5, 1955, he spent 20 years working in Alberta’s petroleum industry as a boilermaker and small business owner prior to becoming an MLA.[2]

Political career[edit]

MacDonald was first elected as a Member of the Alberta Legislature in the general election of 1997. He was elected to his second term for Edmonton-Gold Bar on March 12, 2001, his third on November 22, 2004, and, most recently, to his fourth term on March 3, 2008.[3] In addition, MacDonald is the critic for Advanced Education and Technology, Employment and Immigration and Infrastructure.

MacDonald is currently serving as chair of the Public Accounts Committee and as a member of the following committees:

Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Legislative Offices Committee Private Bills Committee Standing Committee on Public Safety and Services Select Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee[4]

He has served as chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and as a member of the Select Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee and the Personal Information Protection Act Review Committee. MacDonald has also served as the Official Opposition critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Energy, the Heritage Savings Trust Fund, Human Resources and Employment and Government Services.

Additionally, he has served as a member of the standing committees on Law and Regulations and Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing. MacDonald has assumed Official Opposition critic positions including:

Critic responsible for Employment and Immigration Critic responsible for Infrastructure[5]

Hugh MacDonald
Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald


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