Graham Harle

Graham Lisle Harle (born December 9, 1931) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from February 14, 1972 to 1986 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus. During his time in the legislature Harle served a couple different portfolios in the cabinet of Premier Peter Lougheed.

Graham Lisle Harle
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
February 14, 1972 – 1986
Preceded byJack Robertson
Succeeded byBrian Downey
ConstituencyStettler
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Preceded byRobert Dowling
Succeeded byJulian Koziak
Solicitor General
In office
March 1979 – November 15, 1983
Preceded byRoy Farran
Succeeded byIan Reid
Personal details
Born (1931-12-09) December 9, 1931 (age 88)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England[1]
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Political careerEdit

Harle ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in a by-election held on February 14, 1972 in the electoral district of Stettler. He defeated former Social Credit MLA Galen Norris in a hotly contested race to hold the seat for the governing Progressive Conservatives.[2]

Harle ran for his second term in the 1975 Alberta general election. He won re-election easily defeating two other candidates.[3] After winning his second term in office Harle was appointed to a position in the Executive Council of Alberta by Premier Peter Lougheed as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs.

Harle ran for a third term in office in the 1979 general election. He won a larger share of the popular vote in his district and cruised to an easy victory.[4] Harle was shuffled to the Soliticiter general portfolio by Lougheed immediately following the election. Harle ran for a fourth term in office in the 1982 general election. He won the best popular vote of his career.[5]

On November 15, 1983[6] Harle resigned his cabinet post after he was caught by police in a Government of Alberta vehicle with a prostitute.[7] He kept his seat sitting in the back benches and did not seek another term after the legislature dissolved in 1986.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "By-elections 1905-1973". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved November 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Stettler results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Stettler results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  5. ^ "Stettler results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  6. ^ "Rapports législatifs". Revue Parlementaire Canadienne Vol 7 no 1 1984 (in French). Parliament of Canada. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  7. ^ Jonathan Gatehouse (April 27, 2005). "Seven not quite deadly sins". Maclean's Magazine. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012.

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