Ian Reid (Alberta politician)
|Ian Wilson Carlyle Reid|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Preceded by||Robert Dowling|
|Succeeded by||District Abolished|
|Preceded by||New District|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Doyle|
December 20, 1983 – May 1986
|Preceded by||Graham Harle|
|Succeeded by||Ken Rostad|
|Minister of Labour|
May 1986 – September 8, 1988
|Preceded by||Leslie Young|
|Succeeded by||Rick Orman|
|Minister of the Environment|
September 8, 1988 – March 1989
|Preceded by||Ken Kowalski|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Klein|
May 27, 1931 |
|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.
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. He served his first term in the back benches.
Reid won his second term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. 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. 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.
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. 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.
- "Edson results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
- "Edson results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
- "Rapports législatifs". Revue Parlementaire Canadienne Vol 7 no 1 1984 (in French). Parliament of Canada. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
- "West Yellowhead results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
- "West Yellowhead results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.