Honourable Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford

Father in Heaven, we thank you for MLA
for Edmonton-Rutherford, Hon Fred Horne. We pray that You would guide him as
our Minister of Health to establish initiatives that will improve access and
quality of public health care in our province. We also pray that he would
receive strength to carry out his many duties and that You would bless his home
with your peace. Amen

Minister of Health

Mr. Horne was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Edmonton-Rutherford on April 23, 2012.

On May 8, 2012, Mr. Horne was appointed as Minister of Health. He had
served as Minister of Health and Wellness since October 2011. He also served as
a member of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Health & Safety and the
Treasury Board. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Health.

Previously, Mr. Horne served as Parliamentary Assistant to Health and
Wellness. Previous committee involvement includes membership on the Select
Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee and the Standing Committee on
Legislative Offices and chair of the Standing Committee on Health.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Horne
worked as a health policy consultant for over 25 years, serving various
government bodies and regional health authorities in addition to the public,
private and not-for-profit sectors.

Throughout his career Mr. Horne led initiatives to improve access and
quality in Canadian public health care and has worked extensively with the
Conference Board of Canada, the Alberta government and the Mayo Clinic.

Mr. Horne holds a master of business administration degree from Royal
Roads University and a postgraduate certification in dispute resolution from
York University.

An avid volunteer, Mr. Horne has served on numerous boards including:
  • Alberta
    Mental Health Board
  • Athabasca
    University
  • Mediation
    and Restorative Justice Centre of Edmonton
  • Canadian
    Student Debating Federation
Additionally, Mr. Horne is a former debater and coached Team Canada at
the World Schools Debating Championships. For his continued contributions to
the development of debate and speech programs Mr. Horne received the Queen
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Mr. Horne and his wife, Jennifer, have lived in Edmonton since 1992.

May 14, 2012