Milt Pahl

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Milton "Milt" George Pahl
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1979–1986
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Gerry Gibeault
Constituency Edmonton-Mill Woods
Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs
In office
November 1982 – May 1986
Preceded by Don McCrimmon
Succeeded by Dave Hancock
Personal details
Born (1943-10-30) October 30, 1943 (age 73)
Hanna, Alberta[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative

Milton "Milt" George Pahl (born October 30, 1943) was a provincial level politician and current businessman from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1986. During his time in office he sat as a member of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus. He served as a Member of the Executive Council as Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs in the Government of Alberta from 1982 to 1986.

Political career[edit]

Pahl ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1979 Alberta general election. He won the new electoral district of Edmonton-Mill Woods with a landslide to pick up the seat for the governing Progressive Conservative party.[2]

Pahl ran for a second term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. He more than doubled his popular vote to be re-elected by a substantial margin.[3] After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Pahl to a position in the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister without portfolio responsible for native affairs. He kept that portfolio after Don Getty became premier in 1985.

Pahl was involved in a row with federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Crombie over the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation. The band was promised a settlement of land for a native reserve in 1940. After decades of unrest and negotiation Pahl declared the matter settled in a news conference to which Crombie denied.[4] Pahl also announced that subsurface mineral rights will be included with all future land claims settlements with the Government of Alberta.[5]

Pahl ran for a third term in office in the 1986 Alberta general election but was defeated in a closely contested election by Gerry Gibeault a candidate for the New Democrats.[6]

Late life[edit]

After leaving politics, Pahl set up a scholarship in his name at the University of Alberta comprising contributions he received from his time in public office awarded annually to a student who completed the first year of the MBA program in the top half of their class.[7]

Pahl is the current President of Native Venture Capital Company, Inc.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  4. ^ John Goddard (February 1988). "Forked Tongues". Saturday Night. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Legislative Reports - Alberta". Canadian Parliamentary Review Vol 7 No. 3. Parliament of Canada. 1984. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  7. ^ "U of A Administered Awards". University of Alberta. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Venture Capital & Financing Companies". enotes.com. Retrieved October 31, 2009. 

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