Roots of Revival: Alberta’s Path Forward
Join the C.D. Howe Institute on Friday, May 19 to hear Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, the Honourable Tanya Fir, discuss how the provincial government will support businesses through the pandemic and economic crisis. Minster Fir will also present on the province’s plans to create employment opportunities and bring investment to Alberta.
C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.
The Hon. Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, Government of Alberta
Minister Fir was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Peigan. Like many other first generation Canadians, Fir comes from a home that understands the meaning of hard work. Born in Cranbrook, she moved to Calgary with her family in 1985 where she saw firsthand the promise and opportunity of the Alberta economy. Fir has been active in her community since then, including her volunteer service in support of Calgary Reads. Fir earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Management of Organizations and Human Resources from the University of Calgary. She worked as a Human Resources Advisor in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry for more than 19 years and has a deep knowledge of the industry, those who rely on it for jobs, and the challenges they face right now. Tanya Fir was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism on April 30, 2019. She is focused on fiercely advocating for Alberta, its industry, world renowned natural beauty, and restoring it as a place that once again attracts the investment and opportunity that drew her family to the province.