Rachel Notley

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Rachel Notley

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Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byJason Kenney
17th Premier of Alberta
In office
May 24, 2015 – April 30, 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorDonald Ethell
Lois Mitchell
DeputySarah Hoffman
Preceded byJim Prentice
Succeeded byJason Kenney
Leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party
Assumed office
October 18, 2014
Preceded byBrian Mason
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Strathcona
Assumed office
March 3, 2008
Preceded byRaj Pannu
Personal details
Rachel Anne Notley

(1964-04-17) April 17, 1964 (age 57)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic
Spouse(s)Lou Arab[1]
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
Osgoode Hall Law School

Rachel Anne Notley MLA (born April 17, 1964) is a Canadian politician. She is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Strathcona and is the leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party. From 2015 to 2019, she was the 17th Premier of Alberta.

Notley was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the first time in the 2008 elections. She represented the riding of Edmonton-Strathcona.[2] She was elected to this seat three more times, in 2012, 2015, and 2019. She became the leader of the New Democratic Party in 2014.[2] In the 2015 elections, she became the Premier. This was after the NDPs won a majority government. Because they were elected, the Progressive Conservatives stopped ruling over Alberta for the first time in 44 years.[3] After the 2019 elections, the NDPs lost to the United Conservative Party. Because of this, she became the Leader of the Opposition.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kellogg, Alan (April 14, 2007). "Knocking at the door of the Dome". canada.com. The Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bennett, Dave (October 18, 2014). "Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley started activism in childhood protest marches". CTV News Edmonton. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  3. Maclean, Rachel (May 5, 2015). "Alberta election 2015 results: NDP wave sweeps across province in historic win". CBC News. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. McPhaden, Megan (April 16, 2019). "'An absolute honour': Notley concedes, re-elected in Edmonton-Strathcona". CityNews. Retrieved June 10, 2019.

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