Maurice Tougas

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Maurice Tougas
MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark
In office
Preceded by Bob Maskell
Succeeded by Raj Sherman
Personal details
Born (1956-02-19) February 19, 1956 (age 61)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Liberal
Occupation journalist

Maurice Tougas (born February 19, 1956) is a Canadian politician, who formerly represented the electoral district of Edmonton Meadowlark in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He is a member of the Liberal Party. He was first elected in the 2004 election, when he defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Bob Maskell, but did not seek re-election at the conclusion of his term.

Before entering politics, Tougas wrote a weekly column for the Edmonton Examiner. He resigned from this position when he declared his candidacy in 2004, in order to avoid any conflicts of interest. He was a columnist and editor for the Edmonton alternative weekly SEE magazine until the magazine ceased publication in 2011.

Tougas' 2004 campaign was distinguished by being one of the lowest budget successful campaigns in recent provincial election history, spending less than $5400.[1]


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