Diversifying Alberta's Economy7:45am-9:00am | The Fairmont Palliser - 133-9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Thomas Lukaszuk is running for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. As a former provincial minister, he has been involved in many of the issues facing Albertans. Join us as he talks about economic opportunities in the province and announces his policy on economic diversification. Thomas will also take your questions on any topic you care about.
Leadership Candidate for PC Party
PC Party of Alberta
Born in Poland, Thomas has been a proud Albertan since the mid-1980s. He arrived in Canada not speaking a word of English, and arrived in Alberta in the back of his parents’ car.
He grew up in north Edmonton, and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and the University of Alberta.
He paid his way through school as a restaurant server. After graduation, he was a teacher. After that, he started and ran a small business which helped injured workers.
After volunteering on community and government projects, he ran for office and became the MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs in 2001. In government, he has worked on education, workforce, economic development, social services, and municipal affairs issues.
Thomas has been an active member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party since the 1990s, and has worked with Ralph Klein and every premier since.
He is married and has two daughters.