MP Calkins named chair of Alberta caucus

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  • Jun. 15, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins is in the new the role of chair of Alberta Conservative caucus.

“I am very pleased to be given this responsibility and hope to fill the shoes of those who have served before me” said Calkins. “I believe strongly in the advancement of Alberta and plan to work together with my federal and provincial colleagues for the betterment of Alberta.”

Calkins was chosen as chair after Lethbridge MP Rick Casson chose not to run in the 2011 federal election.This is the first chair appointment for Calkins, who sat on the Government Operations and Estimates committee, the Fisheries and Oceans committee and the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development over the course of the 40th Parliament.

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