Klein Ministry

The Klein Ministry was the combined Cabinet (called Executive Council of Alberta), chaired by Premier Ralph Klein, and Ministers that governed Alberta from the mid-point of the 22nd Alberta Legislature from December 14, 1992, to the mid-point of the 26th Alberta Legislature until December 14, 2006.

Klein Ministry
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12th ministry of Alberta
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Date formed14 December 1992 (1992-12-14)
Date dissolved14 December 2006 (2006-12-14)
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorGordon Towers
Horace Andrew Olson
Lois Hole
Norman Kwong
PremierRalph Klein
Member partyProgressive Conservative
Status in legislatureMajority
History
Legislature term(s)
SuccessorStelmach Ministry

The Executive Council (commonly known as the cabinet) was made up of members of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta which held a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The cabinet was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on the advice of the Premier. Members of the council are styled "the Honourable" only for the duration of their membership, not for life.

Klien's last cabinet was sworn in on November 24, 2004, following the 26th Alberta general election. There was a cabinet shuffle on April 6, 2006, to fill vacancies caused by Lyle Oberg's dismissal and Ed Stelmach's resignation.

Members of the final Klein cabinet are listed in order of precedence.

Klein cabinetEdit

Minister Portfolio Tenure
Ralph Klein Premier of Alberta December 14, 1992 – December 14, 2006
President of the Executive Council December 14, 1992 – December 14, 2006
Minister responsible for the Public Affairs Bureau
Minister responsible for Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs June 1993 – September 15, 1994
Shirley McClellan Deputy Premier March 16, 2001 – December 15, 2006
Minister of Finance
Chair of the Treasury Board
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development March 16, 2001 - November 25, 2004
Minister of Community Development May 31, 1996 - May 26, 1999
David Hancock Minister of Advanced Education November 25, 2004 - April 5, 2006
Government House Leader
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development March 29, 1997 - May 26, 1999
Ron Stevens Minister of Justice
Attorney General of Alberta
Deputy Government House Leader
Iris Evans Minister of Health and Wellness
Minister of Children's Services May 26, 1999 - November 25, 2004
Gene Zwozdesky Minister of Education
Deputy Government House Leader
Minister of Community Development March 16, 2001 - November 25, 2004
Greg Melchin Minister of Energy
Gary Mar Minister of Community Development November 25, 2004 - April 6, 2006
Minister of Community Development June 1993 - May 31, 1996
Mike Cardinal Minister of Human Resources and Employment
Minister responsible for Personnel Administration Office
Guy Boutilier Minister of Environment
Heather Forsyth Minister of Children's Services November 25, 2004 - December 15, 2006
Victor Doerksen Minister of Innovation and Science
David Coutts Minister of Sustainable Resource Development
Pearl Calahasen Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development March 16, 2001 - December 15, 2006
Minister of Intergovernmental and International Relations
Associate Minister of Aboriginal Affairs May 26, 1999 - March 15, 2001
Minister without portfolio responsible for Children's Services May 31, 1996 - May 26, 1999
Ty Lund Minister of Government Services
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 26, 1999 - March 16, 2001
Clint Dunford Minister of Economic Development November 25, 2004 - December 15, 2006
Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development March 29, 1997 - May 26, 1999
Gordon Graydon Minister of Gaming
Rob Renner Minister of Municipal Affairs
Luke Ouellette Minister of Restructuring and Government Efficiency
Harvey Cenaiko Solicitor General of Alberta
Yvonne Fritz Minister of Seniors and Community Supports
Doug Horner Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development November 25, 2004 - December 15, 2006
Ed Stelmach Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development March 29, 1997 - May 26, 1999
Walter Paszkowski Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 1993 - March 29, 1997
Ken Kowalski Deputy Premier December 14, 1992 - September 15, 1994
Minister of Economic Development and Tourism June 1993 - September 15, 1994
Lyle Oberg Minister of Learning May 26, 1999 - November 25, 2004
Jack Ady Minister of Advanced Education and Career Development December 14, 1992 - March 29, 1997
Denis Ducharme Minister of Community Development April 6, 2006 - December 15, 2006
Stan Woloshyn Minister of Community Development May 26, 1999 - March 16, 2001
Dianne Mirosh Minister of Community Development December 14, 1992 - June 1993
Mark Norris Minister of Economic Development March 16, 2001 - November 25, 2004
Jon Havelock Minister of Economic Development May 26, 1999 - March 16, 2001
Pat Nelson Minister of Economic Development and Tourism March 29, 1997 - May 26, 1999
Steve West Minister of Economic Development and Tourism May 31, 1996 - March 29, 1997
Murray Smith Minister of Economic Development and Tourism September 15, 1994 - May 31, 1996
Donald H. Sparrow Minister of Economic Development and Tourism December 14, 1992 - June 1993
Cindy Ady Caucus Liaison1 (Southern Alberta)
Hector Goudreau Caucus Liaison1 (Northern Alberta)

1 The caucus liaisons were included for the first time on November 24, 2004. They do not hold portfolios but do attend cabinet to express the views of backbenchers.

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