Marg McCuaig-Boyd

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Margaret McCuaig-Boyd
M McCuaig-Boyd 2015.jpg
McCuaig-Boyd in May 2015
Minister of Energy of Alberta
In office
May 24, 2015 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byFrank Oberle Jr.
Succeeded bySonya Savage
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
In office
May 5, 2015 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byHector Goudreau
Succeeded byTodd Loewen
Personal details
Born (1952-09-14) September 14, 1952 (age 68)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceFairview, Alberta
Alma mater[1]
PortfolioMinister of Energy

Margaret Ellen McCuaig-Boyd (born September 14, 1952) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta General Election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley.[2][3][4] She was Minister of Energy in the Alberta Cabinet.[5]

She lost her seat to UCP Candidate Todd Loewen in the 2019 Alberta General Election,[6] which also saw the defeat of the Notley NDP government.

Life before Politics[edit]

Born in Calgary,[7] McCuaig-Boyd holds a master's degree in Education Administration and Leadership, and served as Vice-President of the Fairview Campus of Grande Prairie Regional College from 2009 to 2013.[1][8]

Prior to running in the 2015 election, McCuaig-Boyd was semi-retired and ran a consulting company.[9]

Ms. McCuaig-Boyd holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in administration and leadership from San Diego State University.

In 2005, Ms. McCuaig-Boyd was the recipient of the Robert H. Routledge Award from the Alberta Schools Athletic Association for outstanding service to Alberta students and for the promotion and operation of an athletic program.

She is an active member of the community serving as a member and president of the Fairview Rotary Club and as a board member of the Fairview Chamber of Commerce.[10]


During the 2015 campaign, she advocated for a progressive tax and less reliance in the province on oil and gas money. She had no prior energy industry experience, and the main reason for her appointment to the Energy portfolio may have been her background in northern Alberta, where it is a vital industry.[9]

Electoral History[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Central Peace-Notley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Todd Loewen 10,680 75.17% 10.31%
New Democratic Margaret McCuaig-Boyd 2,770 19.50% -15.66%
Alberta Party Travis Mckim 651 4.58%
Liberal Wayne F. Meyer 106 0.75%
Total 14,207
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 100
Eligible electors / Turnout 19,745 72.46%
United Conservative notional hold Swing +17.8%
Source: "55 - Central Peace-Notley, 2019 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marg McCuaig-Boyd 3,692 38.44% +28.85%
Wildrose Kelly Hudson 3,147 32.76% -9.81%
Progressive Conservative Rhonda Clarke-Gauthier 2,766 28.80% -16.34%
Total valid votes 9,605 100.00%
Rejected, spoiled and declined 32
Eligible voters / Turnout 16,392 58.79% +0.25%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +22.60%
"2015 General Election Results". Elections Alberta. May 24, 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2020.

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election: Dunvegan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Glen Clegg 5,149 54.64% 8.59%
Liberal Fred Trotter 3,314 35.17% 7.88%
New Democratic Marg McCuaig-Boyd 961 10.20% -0.69%
Total 9,424
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,061 58.76%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.24%
Source: "Dunvegan Official Results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.


  1. ^ a b "News Archives: GPRC Appoints Marg McCuaig-Boyd Vice-President Fairview Campus | Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC)". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Live Alberta election results 2015: Real-time results in the provincial election |". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "McCuaig-Boyd acclaimed as NDP provincial candidate | Fairview Post". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2015-05-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet," CBC News May 24, 2015.
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  7. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier | Calgary Herald". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Marg McCuaig-Boyd - Alberta NDP". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Kyle Bakx, "Marg McCuaig-Boyd: Meet Alberta's new energy minister," CBC News, May 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta". Retrieved July 28, 2016.