• Breakfast Event: Provincial Budget Review with Travis Toews, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board

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    Name: Breakfast Event: Provincial Budget Review with Travis Toews, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board
    Date: November 6, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM MST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    Join the Chamber of Commerce for a networking breakfast and 2019 Budget presentation with Travis Toews, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board.

    UPDATE: This event is now a networking breakfast.

    This event will include a presentation from Minister Toews on the 2019 Budget, networking opportunities with the local business community, and a Q&A session with Minister Toews following the budget presentation.

    About Minister Toews
    Minister Toews was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti.

    A lifelong resident of Alberta, Toews and his wife live in the Grande Prairie region and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. He has considerable business experience, and holds a CPA, CMA accounting designation and, prior to pursuing business interests, spent twelve years in a public accounting practice. In the past fifteen years, he and his wife Kim, have invested in, managed and grown a corporate family cattle ranching operation and an oilfield environmental company.

    Toews has served as a Director on a number of local non-profit boards, as well as provincial and national industry boards and committees including the Alberta Beef Producers and the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. He was elected President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in 2010 and served until the term end in 2012. Toews co-chaired the Agri-Innovators Committee for then federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz.

    As a Canadian representative on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation committee on food security and a member of the Country of Origin Labelling Canadian World Trade Organization Legal working group, Toews has worked globally to support Canadian interests in international trade. In 2012, he received the QEll Diamond Jubilee Award presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston for contributions to Canadian Agriculture and Trade.

    Travis Toews was appointed as Alberta’s President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance on April 30, 2019. As the Minister of Finance, Toews will utilize his extensive background to implement key promises, including the Job Creation Tax Cut, and will balance the budget by fiscal year 2022-2023.

    Quality Hotel - Ballroom B
    424 Gregoire Dr.
    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3R2

    Note: Please give yourself extra time to arrive as there is construction along Gregoire Drive, which could cause minor delays.
    Date/Time Information:

    Event update: Now a breakfast event
    Doors Open:
     8 a.m. (Networking session)
    Breakfast begins: 9 a.m.
    Presentation by Minister Toews: 9:30 a.m. (approx)
    Q&A session with Minister Toews: 10 a.m.

    Contact Information:
    Chamber Members $40
    Non- Members $55
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