Economic Recovery Plan Discussion with Minister Doug Schweitzer
June 02, 2021
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We are delighted to invite you to this important and engaging virtual discussion on Alberta's Recovery Plan and the look ahead for our economy.
At a high level, the Minister will address Alberta's plan to grow our existing sectors and expand into new industries. Additionally, the Minister will discuss the government's plan to attract investment to Alberta and support a strong economy post-pandemic.
For more information, see https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/alberta-recovery-plan.pdf.
Biography - Minister Doug Schweitzer
Minister Schweitzer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Elbow.
A dedicated husband, father of 2 young girls and a long-serving community volunteer, Schweitzer has a strong record of public service, including previously raising funds for military families and serving as Vice Chair of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court. He is passionate about restoring Alberta's promise – an Alberta in which, no matter where you came from, if you worked hard, you could succeed.
Schweitzer was a partner at a leading Alberta law firm as a restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer. This experience gave him a first-hand view of the staggering impacts of failed policies that have led to job losses, economic stagnation and a loss of hope.
Doug Schweitzer was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation on August 25, 2020. Schweitzer will oversee the implementation of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, its sector strategies and Alberta’s growth agenda.
Schweitzer previously held the position of Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General where he made important progress tackling rural crime, advancing aspects of the fair deal panel report recommendations, and creating a faster, fairer and more responsible justice system.
This will be a 20-minute presentation followed by a 40-minute moderated Q&A led by John Osler, QC, Partner, Business Law at McCarthy Tétrault.
To register and for questions about this event, please contact [email protected].
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MT)