Travis Toews is a former Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board for the Province of Alberta. During his tenure, he brought the province to fiscal balance, with a focus on fiscal anchors, economic competitiveness and sustainable spending. Toews developed and shepherded through the legislature a series of fiscal rules to ensure measured spending and a strong economic framework for future legislators.
He was elected as a Member of the Alberta Legislature in 2019 and served the constituents of Grande Prairie-Wapiti until 2023.
Toews has served on a number of non-profit boards as well as provincial and national industry boards including the Canadian Agri-food Trace Alliance, the APEC Food Security Committee, and as President of the Canadian Cattle Association. He was a member of the Canadian Country of Origin Labelling WTO legal working group whose efforts led to the US congress repealing discriminatory trade legislation.
In 2012, he received the QEll Diamond Jubilee Award presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for contributions to Canadian Agriculture and Trade.
Travis and his wife, Kim, own and manage a corporate cattle ranching operation and an oilfield environmental company. They have 3 children, 11 grandchildren and currently reside on their ranch in Alberta.