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Hon. Richard Wilson, Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin

Father, we thank you today for the Honourable Richard Wilson. Thank you for his dedication to his community and the people of Alberta. We pray that he would be filled with your peace, and that you would be close to him in all he does. We pray that he would be a person who brings unity to our province. We also lift up his family to you, asking that you would be near to all of them. Amen.


Rick Wilson was elected and sworn in as the Minister of Indigenous Relations in April 2019. Wilson brings an extensive record of public service to the legislature, including: 15 years as County Councillor with County of Wetaskiwin, seven years as Chairman of Crossroads Regional Health Authority, six years as Member of the Western Canadian Agriculture Debt Review Board, five years as School Board Trustee with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools and decades as a local business owner and farmer. Wilson’s family farm has been in operation for more than 100 years, and is recognized as an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch. Wilson grew up and went to school with the First Nations of Maskwacîs. He lived near the 4 bands in the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach, which he considers an integral part of his personal story.