Travis Toews

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Travis Toews
Travis Toews 2019.jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Grande Prairie Wapiti
Assumed office
April 16, 2019
Preceded byWayne Drysdale
Minister of Finance of Alberta
President of the Treasury Board
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byJoe Ceci
Personal details
Born (1964-11-15) November 15, 1964 (age 57)
Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative
ResidenceBeaverlodge, Alberta
Alma materNorthern Alberta Institute of Technology
OccupationAccountant, rancher, business owner

Travis Toews (born 1964) is a Canadian politician elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to represent the electoral district of Grande Prairie-Wapiti in the 30th Alberta Legislature.[1] He was appointed as Minister of Finance of Alberta and President of the Treasury Board on April 30, 2019 by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.[2]


Toews attended the University of Alberta. He then attained a professional accounting designation through the society of management accountants and holds Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) accounting designations.[2]


Toews spent twelve years working in a public accounting practice prior to pursuing business interests. After retiring from public accounting practice, Toews invested in, managed and grew a corporate family cattle ranching operation as well as an oilfield environmental company. Toews has served as a Director on a number of local non-profit boards, as well as provincial and national industry boards and committees including the Alberta Beef Producers and the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance.  He served as President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association from 2010 to 2012. Toews co-chaired the Agri-Innovators Committee for then federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. In 2013, Ritz appointed Toews as a Canadian representative on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) committee designed to improve international food security between APEC countries. Between 2010 and 2012, Toews served as a member of Country of Origin Labelling Canadian World Trade Organization Legal working group in Geneva, Switzerland.

Minister of Finance[edit]

On April 30, 2019, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney appointed Toews as Minister of Finance of Alberta and President of the Treasury Board.[2] Toews succeeds Calgary-Buffalo MLA Joe Ceci as Minister of Finance.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Grande Prairie-Wapiti
Party Candidate Votes %
United Conservative Travis Toews 17,772 74.8
New Democratic Shannon Dunfield 3,523 14.8
Alberta Party Jason Jones 2,227 9.4
Independent Terry Dueck 222 0.9
Total valid votes 23,744
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 193
Registered electors 29,757
Turnout 80.2


  1. ^ Trevor Howell, Calgary Herald (2015-04-21). "Calgary-Klein riding: Coolahan, Fawcett, Gamble, Keough and Nixon". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ a b c d Lumsden, Michael (April 30, 2019). "Grande Prairie-Wapiti MLA Travis Toews named Minister of Finance". My Grande Prairie Now. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
Alberta provincial government of Jason Kenney
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Joe Ceci Minister of Finance & President of the Treasury Board
April 30, 2019–