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|
February 14, 1972 – 1986
|Preceded by||Jack Robertson|
|Succeeded by||Brian Downey|
|Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs|
March 1975 – March 1979
|Preceded by||Robert Dowling|
|Succeeded by||Julian Koziak|
March 1979 – November 15, 1983
|Preceded by||Roy Farran|
|Succeeded by||Ian Reid|
|Born||December 9, 1931|
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
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.
Harle ran for his second term in the 1975 Alberta general election. He won re-election easily defeating two other candidates. 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. 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.
On November 15, 1983 Harle resigned his cabinet post after he was caught by police in a Government of Alberta vehicle with a prostitute. He kept his seat sitting in the back benches and did not seek another term after the legislature dissolved in 1986.
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- "Stettler results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
- "Stettler results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
- "Rapports législatifs". Revue Parlementaire Canadienne Vol 7 no 1 1984 (in French). Parliament of Canada. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
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