Three new members and two reappointed members will use their expertise and knowledge to ensure continued impartiality and fairness when it comes to decisions under the Environmental Appeals Board.
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Minister Nixon was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Rimbey–Rocky Mountain House–Sundre on May 5, 2015. He was re-elected on April 16, 2019.
Prior to serving in the Legislative Assembly, Nixon spent over 25 years volunteering and working for one of Alberta’s most respected not-for-profit organizations, The Mustard Seed, including serving as Executive Director of the organization between 2006 and 2011. He has also been an entrepreneur, owning and operating a consulting business for several years.
Nixon graduated with honours from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s School of Business. He was born and raised in Alberta and lives in west-central Alberta with his wife Tiffany. They are the proud parents of Markus and twins Austin and Chyanne.
Mr. Nixon had the privilege of serving as the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Alberta Legislative Assembly from October 2017 to January 2018. He has held other notable positions within the Assembly, including Official Opposition House Leader, Chief Opposition Whip, a variety of Shadow Minister roles, and he has served as a member of several legislative standing committees.
Jason Nixon was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks as well as Government House Leader on April 30, 2019. He will bring his substantial legislative record to his portfolio, as he works to restore confidence in the consultation process which was bungled several times, most notably with the Bighorn. Nixon will also work with the Premier in developing the Carbon Tax Repeal Act.
Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement announcing agreements with the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation for the Teck Frontier mine project.
Albertans and visitors of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to try ice fishing and enjoy the great outdoors during Alberta Fishing Week.
The province has approved a new flood mitigation project for Canmore that will help ensure public safety and lower the risk of flood damage, like that experienced in 2013.
A new provincial-municipal partnership will create jobs and economic opportunities for communities in northwest Alberta.
Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on Alberta’s position regarding the Teck Frontier oilsands mine project:
Set out on an affordable, fun-filled adventure this Family Day weekend at Alberta’s parks and heritage facilities.
Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on the Moose Lake Together Summit.
The province is investing in Alberta’s fish hatchery facilities to better support sustainable recreational fishing opportunities and a healthy aquatic environment.