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MLA Rachel Notley, Edmonton-Strathcona

Jesus we are thankful that you have allowed Rachel to follow in her father Grant’s footsteps and become of the leader of the NDP party in our province.  As Leader of the Opposition she plays a vital role and has the opportunity of keeping our government in check to help it to function fairly and effectively for all Albertans.  May she carry out her office with integrity and a desire to maintain unity within our legislature.  Bless her, her husband Lou and their two children Ethan and Sophie and keep Your loving arms around them all.  In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Rachel Notley was elected to represent Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008, 2012, 2015 and again in 2019. She was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, a position she held until the 2019 election. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta ND leader Grant Notley. Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia’s Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel’s work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Rachel lives in Edmonton with her husband Lou and their two children.