Government has introduced two bills to implement parts of Budget 2019, keeping the commitment to get the province’s finances in order and Alberta back to work.
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 3 children and 6 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. As the Minister of Finance, Toews will utilize his extensive background to implement key promises, including the Job Creation Tax Cut, and will balance the budget by fiscal year 2022-2023.
Budget 2019 stands up for Alberta to grow the economy, create good jobs and defend Alberta’s vital economic interests.
Budget 2019 protects Alberta’s core social services.
Budget 2019 boosts job creation and Alberta’s economy by supporting new investments and fostering a skilled workforce.
Budget 2019 is a balanced plan to create jobs, grow the economy and protect vital services.
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance
Travis Toews issued the following statement ahead
of the 2019 provincial budget:
Alberta is allowing businesses to invest in equipment with quicker write-offs to better support their growth and job creation.
Please join Finance Minister Travis Toews as he
hosts telephone town halls to listen to Albertans’
ideas on the best way to return Alberta’s budget to
The Highway 43 Grande Prairie bypass is now complete and open to traffic, improving traffic flow and safety for travellers in the region.