Ron Liepert

Calgary Signal Hill

Conservative

Ron Liepert is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Calgary–Signal Hill. He was elected to the House of Commons for the first time in 2015.

Before being elected to the House if Commons, Liepert served as an Alberta MLA for eight years. During that time he served as Minister of Education, Minister of Health, Minister of Energy, and finally Minister of Finance.

As Minister of Education Liepert negotiated a five­-year labour agreement with the Alberta Teachers Association and resolved the longstanding unfunded pension liability issue. As Minister of Energy for the province, he led the competitiveness review of the oil and gas industry which addressed issues with Alberta’s royalty structure. He began the process of streamlining the regulatory process, resulting in the creation of the single regulator for oil and gas.

Liepert moved to Alberta in 1971, and enrolled in the Columbia School of Broadcasting. After graduation he was a radio and television news reporter in Edmonton and area for eight years.

In 1980, Premier Peter Lougheed offered Liepert the position of press secretary and Liepert served in that role until 1985, participating in a number of federal­provincial conferences and supporting the Premier during the Constitutional Accord of 1982 and the energy negotiations of the early 1980s. After Premier Lougheed’s retirement, Liepert accepted the position of Trade Director of Western U.S. Operations in Los Angeles for Alberta Economic Development, from 1986 to 1991.

In 1991 he joined Telus and was involved in completing the purchase of ED TEL and the BC TEL merger. He was also part of the rebranding team from AGT to TELUS. From 2000 to 2004 he ran a public relations/communications consulting business and operated a childcare centre in downtown Calgary.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have lived in Calgary Signal Hill for almost 15 years and have two adult children.


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