Local residents, businesses, and industry will be happy to hear about the imminent paving of Highway 724!
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Minister Toews was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti.
A lifelong resident of Alberta, Toews and his wife live in the Grande Prairie region and have three children and eight grandchildren. He has considerable business experience, and holds a CPA, CMA accounting designation and, prior to pursuing business interests, spent twelve years in a public accounting practice. In the past fifteen years, he and his wife Kim, have invested in, managed and grown a corporate family cattle ranching operation and 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 was elected President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in 2010 and served until the term end in 2012. Toews co-chaired the Agri-Innovators Committee for then federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz.
As a Canadian representative on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation committee on food security and a member of the Country of Origin Labelling Canadian World Trade Organization Legal working group, Toews has worked globally to support Canadian interests in international trade. In 2012, he received the QEll Diamond Jubilee Award presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston for contributions to Canadian Agriculture and Trade.
Travis Toews was appointed as Alberta’s President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance on April 30, 2019.
In the Community
Common sense, red-tape reduction has led to amendments modernizing Alberta’s Meat Inspection Regulations allowing consumers to purchase more locally produced meat while still maintaining our high food safety standards.
I am pleased to announce that the Bezanson Agricultural Society has received a $9,937 grant provided through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
The 2020 spring/summer session of the Alberta Legislature has wrapped up.
This impressive shop has everything you need in the way of trapping, hunting and fishing supplies.
Premier Jason Kenney enjoyed a stop at Bullets and Broadheads during his June 24th visit to Grande Prairie.