|Preceded by Hector Goudreau|
Name Marg McCuaig-Boyd
|Portfolio Minister of Energy|
Residence Fairview, Canada
|Born September 14, 1952 (age 63)
Calgary, Alberta (1952-09-14) |
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Alberta (BA) San Diego State University (MA)
Party Alberta New Democratic Party
Education University of Alberta, San Diego State University
Margaret Ellen McCuaig-Boyd (born September 14, 1952) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. She is currently Minister of Energy in the Alberta Cabinet.
Life before Politics
Born in Calgary, McCuaig-Boyd holds a master's degree in Education Administration and Leadership, and served as Vice-President of the Fairview Campus of Grande Prairie Regional College from 2009 to 2013.
Prior to running in the 2015 election, McCuaig-Boyd was semi-retired and ran a consulting company.
Ms. McCuaig-Boyd holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in administration and leadership from San Diego State University.
In 2005, Ms. McCuaig-Boyd was the recipient of the Robert H. Routledge Award from the Alberta Schools Athletic Association for outstanding service to Alberta students and for the promotion and operation of an athletic program.
She is an active member of the community serving as a member and president of the Fairview Rotary Club and as a board member of the Fairview Chamber of Commerce.
During the campaign, she advocated for a progressive tax and less reliance in the province on oil and gas money. She had no prior energy industry experience and the main reason for her appointment to the Energy portfolio may be her background in northern Alberta, where it is a vital industry.