Rob Renner

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Rob Renner
MLA for Medicine Hat
In office
1993–2012
Preceded by Jim Horsman
Succeeded by Blake Pedersen
Minister of the Environment in the Alberta government
In office
December 15, 2006 – October 12, 2011
Preceded by Guy Boutilier
Succeeded by Diana McQueen
Minister of Municipal Affairs in the Alberta government
In office
November 25, 2004 – December 15, 2006
Preceded by Guy Boutilier
Succeeded by Ray Danyluk
Personal details
Born (1954-10-06) October 6, 1954 (age 62)
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Medicine Hat, Alberta
Alma mater University of Calgary
Website www.robrenner.ca

Robert William Renner (born October 6, 1954 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a Canadian politician and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Medicine Hat as a Progressive Conservative.

Early life[edit]

Renner was born October 6, 1954 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1976 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Before entering provincial politics, Renner owned and operated a family florist business in Medicine Hat.

Political career[edit]

Renner was first elected in the 1993 Alberta general election. During his political tenure, Renner has served in numerous capacities; including, member of Treasury Board, Chief Government Caucus Whip, president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, chair of the Health Professions Act Implementation Steering Committee, and co-chair of the Automobile Insurance Implementation Team.

On March 13, 2008, Renner was sworn into his second term as Minister of Alberta Environment, a position that he has held since December 15, 2006. Renner also serves as Deputy Government House Leader, vice-chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Resources and the Environment, and as a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee. Renner was Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs from 2004–2006.

Since becoming Minister of Alberta Environment, Renner has overseen the development of Alberta’s 2008 Climate Change Strategy, released in January 2008. During the Spring 2007 Legislature session, Renner led Bill 3 - The Climate Change and Emissions Management Amendment Act, 2007 - creating the first-ever legislated greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in North America. Renner has also renewed Water for Life, Alberta's water management framework, and he continues to develop the cumulative effects environmental management system.

Personal life[edit]

Renner helped champion improvements to the historic downtown Medicine Hat streetscape and is a former president of the Downtown Business Association. He held the position of Director of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Medicine Hat’s Rotary, Freemasonry and Jaycee Clubs.[1]

Election results[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results ( Medicine Hat ) Turnout 35.4%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Renner 5,391 51%
     Liberal Karen Charlton 3,626 34%
Wildrose Alliance Clint Rabb 747 7%
Green Karen Krauss 286 3%
     NDP Diana Arnott 483 5%
2004 Alberta general election results ( Medicine Hat ) Turnout 41.2%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Renner 5,261 50.0%
     Liberal Karen Charlton 3,419 32.5%
Alberta Alliance Scott Cowan 1,060 10.1%
     NDP Diana Arnott 547 5.2%
     Social Credit Jonathan Lorentzen 242 2.3%
2001 Alberta general election results ( Medicine Hat ) Turnout 51.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Renner 8,109 62.1%
     Liberal Karen Charlton 4,166 31.9%
     NDP Luke Lacasse 787 6.0%
1997 Alberta general election results ( Medicine Hat ) Turnout 47.5%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Renner 5,853 51.7%
     Liberal Trevor Butts 3,232 28.5%
     NDP George Peterson 787 9.4%
     Social Credit Dale Glasier 1,177 10.4%
1993 Alberta general election results ( Medicine Hat ) Turnout 56.1%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Renner 5,853 51.7%
     Liberal Trevor Butts 3,232 28.5%
     NDP George Peterson 787 9.4%
     Social Credit Dale Glasier 1,177 10.4%

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