Strong and Steady: Staying the course to build a better Alberta for the future11:45am-1:30pm | InterContinental Toronto Centre - 225 Front Street West, Toronto
With a population that’s growing at three times the national rate, Alberta is working to ensure its families and communities continue to have access to the programs, services and public infrastructure they’ll need in the decades to come. Join Minister Doug Horner as he discusses the Alberta government’s plan for the future—including building on a strong fiscal foundation and borrowing for the capital projects so essential to Albertans’ quality of life.
Honourable Doug Horner
President of Treasury Board & Minister of Finance
Government of Alberta
A senior cabinet minister in the province of Alberta, Doug Horner was appointed as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in April 2012, presiding over a $40 billion budget and managing the province’s $16 billion wealth fund.
Mr. Horner is a fourth term member of the legislative assembly and has held such portfolios as Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board, Enterprise Minister, Advanced Education and Technology Minister and Agriculture Minister. He was also the first provincial liaison to the Canadian Forces.
During his tenure, Mr. Horner has been a strong proponent of the commercialization of Alberta’s knowledge-base, research and technology, and has led many trade and investment missions to emerging markets.
Within Alberta, he established the Biofuels Initiative to create new energy sources from agricultural waste and created the Alberta Innovates corporations, focusing several research institutes into commercial ventures. He also established Campus Alberta, a collaborative association of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.
Mr. Horner worked in the banking and agriculture industry prior to his political career. Following the sale of his family’s grain processing business to ConAgra in 1993, he moved to the company’s Nebraska office where he was responsible for the international marketing and sales of specialty grains. Mr. Horner later returned to Canada and established a trading company for agrifoods and agrifeeds for domestic and international markets.