Before entering federal politics, newly elected Liberal MP John Aldag spent 31 years working for Parks Canada. During that time Aldag, who was born in Saskatchewan, had the opportunity to live in six provinces and two territories. He also developed a strong passion for ensuring the integrity of Canada’s natural and cultural resources.
His focus during the election was on investment in infrastructure, going so far as to promise the Mayor of Surrey that when elected he would advocate for transit funding for the city. He also spoke out about what he called the Liberal Party’s ‘smart on crime’ approach and protecting the rights and safety of Canadians. He is also a member of the Canada-China Legislative Association on the hill and has expressed interest in food security issues.
Aldag possesses an MBA from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from BC’s Open University, and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from the University of Victoria.
He has worked in his community with many different organizations, including acting as Chair of the Langley Business Improvement Association and Tourism Langley, as Treasurer of the Fort Langley Childcare Society, as well as sitting on the Board of the Vancouver Coast and Mountain Regional Destination Marketing Organization.
Aldag has received recognition for his community involvement, including a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a lifetime achievement award from Tourism Langley.
During his time with Parks Canada Aldag was recognized three times as a recipient of the Chief Executive Officer’s Award of Excellence.
Aldag is married to a physician, Dr. Elaine St. John. Together they have three children.