Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk: Edmonton-Castle Downs

Dear Lord, we pray for MLA Hon. Thomas
Lukaszuk that you would give him the strength he needs for the day to day tasks
before him. We also ask that you would give him the wisdom and knowledge needed
to make important decisions for those he serves in his community and for those
decisions that will make our province prosper. We pray that you would bless him
and watch over him. In Jesus Name, Amen
Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour

Thomas
Lukaszuk was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta for the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs on April 23, 2012. On May
8, 2012, he was sworn in as Deputy Premier and on February 4, 2013, he assumed
additional responsibilities as Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education.

In
addition to the above responsibilities, Mr. Lukaszuk serves as chair of the
government´s Operations and Policy Cabinet Committee and the Public Sector
Resources Committee. He is also the executive vice-chair of the Alberta
Economic Development Authority and Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian Forces.

Previously
Mr. Lukaszuk served as Minister of Education, Political Minister for Edmonton,
Minister of Employment and Immigration and parliamentary assistant for
Municipal Affairs.

Over the
course of his elected service Mr. Lukaszuk has served on a wide range of
legislative and government committees. The areas of work have ranged from
accountability, access to information and ethics in government to support for
low-income and disabled Albertans, tourism marketing and human rights.

In
particular, he has been a member of:
  • Standing Committee on Law
    and Regulations
  • Standing Committee on
    Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Standing Committee on
    Private Bills
  • Standing Committee on
    Legislative Offices
  • Standing Committee on
    Community Services
  • Select Special Freedom of
    Information and Protection of Privacy Act Review Committee
  • Select Special Chief
    Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select Special Health
    Information Act Review Committee
  • Select Special Ethics
    Commissioner Search Committee
  • Select Special Auditor
    General Search Committee
  • Special Standing Committee
    on Members´ Services
  • Standing Policy Committee on
    Health and Community Living
  • MLA Committee to Review
    Low-income Programs, chair
MLA Stakeholder Consultation Committee on Key
Design Features; Low-income Review Implementation, chair
  • MLA Assured Income for the
    Severely Handicapped (AISH) Review Committee, chair
  • MLA Corrections Review
    Committee
  • Select Special Conflicts of
    Interest Act Review Committee
  • Provincial Offences
    Procedure Review Steering Committee, chair
  • Strategic Tourism Marketing
    Council
  • Alberta Foreign Offices
    Review Committee
  • Human Rights, Citizenship
    and Multiculturalism Education Fund Advisory Committee, chair
  • Northlands Park Board
  • Task Force on the Teachers´
    Unfunded Pension Liability
  • Edmonton Salutes Committee
  • Government of Alberta
    Liaison to Consular Corps
Born
April 5, 1969, in Poland and raised in north Edmonton, Mr. Lukaszuk graduated
with a bachelor´s degree in education from the University of Alberta and taught
in Edmonton schools before starting Injured Workers Advocates Inc. (IWA), a
firm designed to assist injured workers with work-related injury claims. Before
becoming an MLA, he served on the Social Care Facilities Review Committee, the
Citizens´ Appeal Panel (chair), and the Alberta Lotteries Review Committee. He
conducted reviews of Alberta daycares, foster homes, group homes and homeless
shelters.

Mr.
Lukaszuk has a history of involvement with community groups. He coached soccer
through the Edmonton Northwood Community League, has been a Scout leader and is
a strong supporter of ABC Head Start. He is a past president of the Youth
Friendship Society and a Knight of Columbus. He has been decorated with the
Order of St. John investiture, the Queen´s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the
Queen´s Golden Jubilee Medal for his community service and the Alberta
Centennial Medal for his contributions to the province.

In his
free time Mr. Lukaszuk enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with his
young family.

February 25, 2013