Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Ted Morton

The Honourable Ted Morton

Minister of Finance and Enterprise

Government of Alberta

Ted Morton was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Foothills-Rocky View on March 3, 2008. Dr. Morton currently serves as Minister of Finance and Enterprise. Previously, he served as Minister of Sustainable Resource Development. He was first elected in November 2004.Dr. Morton obtained his bachelor of arts in political science from Colorado College (1971) and his MA (1975) and PhD (1981) in political economy from the University of Toronto. From 1981 to 2004 he was a professor with the University of Calgary and a visiting professor at institutions in Quebec, France, the United States and Australia.
In 1998 Dr. Morton was elected as a Senator-in-waiting in Alberta�s second-ever Senate election.He served as director of policy and research, office of the Leader of the Official Opposition, Parliament of Canada in 2001.Dr. Morton has received several career awards and distinctions, including Phi Beta Kappa (1971); Best Nonfiction Book of 1992, Alberta Writers Guild; Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights (1995); and the runner-up, Donner book prize for best book on Canadian public policy (2000). In 2001 he was recognized in Macleans Guide to Canadian Universities as one of the 20 most popular professors at the University of Calgary.Dr. Morton has published numerous scholarly articles and six books.He and his wife, Patricia, have three children. In his spare time Dr. Morton enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and skiing.

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