Lori Dawn Sigurdson (born January 31, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview. She served as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Labour from May 24, 2015 to February 2, 2016 and re-elected on April 16, 2019. She is currently Minister of Seniors and Housing in the Alberta Cabinet.
Sigurdson in May 2015
|Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing|
February 2, 2016 – April 30, 2019
|Preceded by||Jonathan Denis|
|Succeeded by||Josephine Pon|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Riverview|
|Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Steve Young|
|Alberta Minister of Labour|
May 24th, 2015 – February 2, 2016
|Succeeded by||Christina Gray|
|Born||January 31, 1961|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
|Occupation||Social Worker, University Instructor, Politician|
Sigurdson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta as well as Bachelor and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Calgary. Sigurdson worked as a Social Worker, working in child welfare casework as a supervisor in the Government of Alberta public service, mental health therapist with Alberta Catholic School Services, community development, and social policy. After working in Social Work for 25 years Sigurdson was an instructor of Social Work at the University of Calgary, MacEwan University and NorQuest College.
She has also served as the director of the Bissell Centre and the manager of professional affairs for the Alberta College of Social Workers. Sigurdson was awarded the John Hutton Memorial Award for social action and policy in 2017 for her outstanding contributions to the profession of Social Work.
2019 general electionEdit
|2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview|
|New Democratic||Lori Sigurdson||12,234||55.9%||-6.88%|
|United Conservative||Kara Barker||6,508||29.8%||+3.45%|
|Alberta Party||Katherine O'Neill||2,503||11.4%||+8.87%|
|Total valid votes||21,869|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||58||70||11|
|Registered electors and turnout||33,012||66.5%|
|New Democratic hold||Swing|
2015 general electionEdit
|2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview|
|New Democratic||Lori Sigurdson||12,108||62.78||+41.64|
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Young||3,732||19.35||-20.24|
|Alberta Party||Brandon Beringer||487||2.53||+0.87|
|Total valid votes||19,287|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||128|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+30.94|
2012 general electionEdit
|2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview|
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Young||7,288||39.59||+4.56|
|New Democratic||Lori Sigurdson||3,892||21.14||+12.44|
|Alberta Party||Timothy Wong||306||1.66|
|Total valid votes||18,409|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||203|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+16.17|
- AM 610 Newsroom. "Minister Sigurdson pays a visit to the Peace Country".
- Sigurdson, Lori. "Elected Members". Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
- "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet," CBC News May 24, 2015.
- "Honourable Lori Sigurdson MLA Bio"
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