Marg McCuaig-Boyd

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Margaret McCuaig-Boyd

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McCuaig-Boyd in May 2015
Minister of Energy of Alberta
Assumed office
May 24, 2015
Preceded byFrank Oberle Jr.
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byHector Goudreau
Personal details
Born (1952-09-14) September 14, 1952 (age 66)
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 is currently Minister of Energy in the Alberta Cabinet.[5]

Life before Politics[edit]

Born in Calgary,[6] 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][7]

Prior to running in the 2015 election, McCuaig-Boyd was semi-retired and ran a consulting company.[8]

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.[9]


During the 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 be her background in northern Alberta, where it is a vital industry.[8]

Electoral History[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: 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 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.

1997 general election[edit]

Dunvegan results[10] Turnout 58.70% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Personal Party
Progressive Conservative Glen Clegg 5,144 54.60% +8.71% +8.71%
Liberal Fred Trotter 3,314 35.20% * -7.70%
New Democratic Marg McCuaig-Boyd 961 10.20% * -0.65%
Total 9,424
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout 16,061  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing


  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.
  6. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier | Calgary Herald". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Marg McCuaig-Boyd - Alberta NDP". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Kyle Bakx, "Marg McCuaig-Boyd: Meet Alberta's new energy minister," CBC News, May 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 20, 2015.