The Alberta Party Caucus believes in working together with government where we can, and offering alternatives where we differ. The job of opposition is not simply to oppose, but to propose better ideas.

We ask ourselves: What problem are we trying to solve, and how does this make life better for Albertans?

We believe in data-driven decision making, and listening to good ideas regardless of where or who they come from.

We believe that it is possible to care about people, the environment and the economy, to have balanced budgets and a world-class quality of life.

We believe in responsible and accountable government spending.

We believe that our friends and neighbours have the right to chart their own destiny, and no matter who they were born to be, or who they choose to be, they have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and equality.

It is time to think differently. To ask difficult questions and not be afraid of the answers.

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Rick Fraser

Rick Fraser was elected to his second term as the Member for Calgary-South East on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.

He previously served as Legislative Secretary, Ambulance Services (reporting to the Minister of Health), as Associate Minister of Public Safety and as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction of High River. As well he has served as a member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
  • Special Standing Committee on Members’ Service
  • Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Standing Committee on Families and Communities
  • Strategic Tourism and Marketing Council
  • Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Mr. Fraser also served as Deputy Government Whip. Like so many Canadians, one of Mr. Fraser’s passions is the game of hockey. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 East Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams in and around his community.

After three and a half years of college, he earned his advanced-care paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of Augustana paramedic program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible for all advanced life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined with advanced treat-and-release, and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and injured anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Mr. Fraser has served the public for 12 years working for the ambulance service.

Mr. Fraser was a leader in his profession, operating as crew chief in Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS staff, physicians, nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From 2008 to 2010 he served as president of Calgary paramedics. Additionally, he sat on the Alberta College of Paramedics committee that is responsible for developing a critical care paramedic program and overseeing continuing education for all EMS staff in Alberta. Mr. Fraser also advocates for new paramedic students as the practicum co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of Lakeland College.

Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser and his wife Mishelle are now raising two young sons in Calgary’s southeast side.

Greg Clark

Greg Clark

Greg currently serves as a member of the Standing Committees on Alberta’s Economic Future, Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention.

He previously served on the Standing Committee for Resource Stewardship.

Prior to his election, Mr. Clark taught business management at the University of Calgary. In 2006 he co-founded the technology consulting firm C3 Associates. The firm earned distinction as one of Alberta Venture’s 50 fast growth companies in 2011 and 2012. C3 Associates was also named one of Canada’s top 250 information technology companies in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Mr. Clark was named one Alberta’s 50 Most Influential people by Alberta Venture Magazine.

Mr. Clark’s community involvement is extensive. His contributions include being co-chair of the parent council at his children’s school, coach of his daughter’s soccer team, vice-chair of the Distress Centre in Calgary. Following the 2013 flooding in southern Alberta he co-founded the Calgary River Communities Action Group.

Mr. Clark holds an MBA with a specialization in knowledge management and a bachelor of arts in political science.

He and his wife Jessica, have two daughters.

Karen McPherson

She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committees on Families and Communities and Resource Stewardship.

She previously served as chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and as a member of the Standing Committees on Alberta’s Economic Future, Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Before being elected, Ms. McPherson’s career spanned roles as varied as Collaboration Analyst, Collaboration and E-mail Architect and Manager, Business Continuity Consultant and Business Analyst in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, in industries such as Chemicals, Manufacturing and for more than 20 years, in Oil and Gas.

As part of her commitment to contributing to the community Ms. McPherson has served as Secretary for Old Colony Habitat for Humanity in Norton, Massachusetts, a wrangler when Calgary hosted the Juno Awards in 2008 and a judge of the Calgary Youth Science Fair for seven years.

Ms. McPherson has two grown children, a small grouchy dog and enjoys travelling to learn about the world we live in.

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