Government House Leader Jason Nixon has called Alberta MLAs back to the legislature to debate important legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, support for Albertans, and the province’s economic future.
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.
To complement the release of new sport fishing regulations, and in recognition of the fact many Albertans are self-isolating in light of COVID-19, the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association is making its eight-module Alberta Fishing Education Program available online for free.
Automobile access is temporarily suspended at access points to all provincial parks as well as provincial recreation areas.
Government House Leader Jason Nixon will call Alberta MLAs back to the legislature on Tuesday, March 31, to debate important legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting Albertans, and the province’s economic future.
To minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19, Alberta Environment and Parks is implementing temporary facility access restrictions.
Government is making changes to the province’s parks model in order to find efficiencies and create partnership opportunities for Albertans and non-profits.
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.
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.