Luke Ouellette

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Luke Ouellette
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
In office
March 12, 2001 – April 23, 2012
Preceded by Gary Severtson
Succeeded by Kerry Towle
Personal details
Born (1953-07-22) July 22, 1953 (age 63)
St. Paul, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation consultant

Lucien "Luke" Ouellette (born July 22, 1953) is a Canadian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake as a Progressive Conservative.

Early life[edit]

Ouellette was born July 22, 1953 in St. Paul and grew up on a farm in St. Lina. He has owned several small business and worked as an oil field consultant.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ouellette was elected for his third term in the 2008 provincial election. He formerly served as Minister of Transportation. Ouellette received a mandate from Premier Ed Stelmach to double provincial investment in highway repaving and bridge repair over three years.[2]

Transportation is Ouellette's third ministerial portfolio. During his second term, he was appointed first by then-Premier Ralph Klein as Minister of Restructuring and Government Efficiency. When Premier Ed Stelmach took over leadership of the Cabinet in December 2006, he made Ouellette the new Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. He served in that capacity until March 12, 2008.

Ouellette was first elected in the 2001 provincial election. In addition to his role as a minister, he has been a member of numerous committees, including vice-chair of Climate Change Central and co-chair of the MLA Steering Committee for Rural Development.

Personal life[edit]

Ouellette has volunteered for many organizations in his community, including the Pine Lake Hub Centre, Crossroads Agricultural Society, YWCA in Lethbridge, Pine Lake Agricultural Park, former director of the Pine Lake Restoration Society, former co-chair of Clean Lake Days in Pine Lake and STARS Ambulance. He has coached minor baseball.[1]

Election results[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results ( Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ) Turnout 40.9%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,967 62.8%
     Liberal Garth Davis 1,539 13.9%
Wildrose Alliance Wayne Edmondson 1,215 11.0%
Green Lisa Grant 545 4.9%
     NDP Tophie Davis 702 6.3%
2004 Alberta general election results ( Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ) Turnout 46.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,208 55.4%
     Liberal Garth Davis 1,817 16.2%
Alberta Alliance Randy Thorsteinson 2,241 20.0%
     NDP Chris Janke 585 5.2%
     Social Credit Wilf Tricker 359 3.2%
2001 Alberta general election results ( Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ) Turnout 54.4%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 9,725 74.6%
     Liberal Garth Davis 2,652 20.4%
     NDP Eileen Clancy Teslenko 651 5.0%
Alberta general election, 2012: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Kerry Towle 7,091 46.22%
Progressive Conservative Luke Ouellette 6,149 40.08%
Alberta Party Danielle Klooster 749 4.88%
New Democratic Patricia Norman 712 4.64%
Liberal Les Vidok 641 4.18%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ouellette's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography". 
  2. ^ "Minister's Mandate Letters (2008)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 19, 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-27.