Ian Reid (Alberta politician)

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Ian Wilson Carlyle Reid
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded by Robert Dowling
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Edson
In office
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Jerry Doyle
Constituency West Yellowhead
Solicitor General
In office
December 20, 1983 – May 1986
Preceded by Graham Harle
Succeeded by Ken Rostad
Minister of Labour
In office
May 1986 – September 8, 1988
Preceded by Leslie Young
Succeeded by Rick Orman
Minister of the Environment
In office
September 8, 1988 – March 1989
Preceded by Ken Kowalski
Succeeded by Ralph Klein
Personal details
Born (1931-05-27) May 27, 1931 (age 85)[1]
Bradford, England
Political party Progressive Conservative

Ian Wilson Carlyle Reid (born May 27, 1931) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1989. During his time in office, Reid served various portfolios in the Executive Council of Alberta under the Governments of Peter Lougheed and Don Getty from 1983 to 1989.

Political career[edit]

Reid ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1979 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Edson by a wide margin defeating three other candidates to hold it for the governing Progressive Conservative party.[2] He served his first term in the back benches.

Reid won his second term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election.[3] A year after the election on December 20, 1983, Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Reid to his first position in the Alberta Executive Council as Solicitor General.[4] He held that position almost all the way through his second term. After Premier Don Getty came to power Reid was promoted to Minister of Labour. Prior to his promotion to Cabinet Reid served as whip for the Government caucus.[4]

Reid won his third term in the 1986 Alberta general election—this time in the new electoral district of West Yellowhead after Edson was abolished.[5] In 1988 his portfolio was changed to Minister of the Environment.

He ran in the 1989 Alberta general election but was defeated in a contested race by New Democratic Party candidate Jerry Doyle. The defeat was considered an upset to Reid's cabinet post. He did not run in any subsequent elections.[6]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Edson results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Edson results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Rapports législatifs". Revue Parlementaire Canadienne Vol 7 no 1 1984 (in French). Parliament of Canada. Retrieved November 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ "West Yellowhead results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ "West Yellowhead results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 

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