Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre
Randy Boissonnault was first elected as Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre in 2015.
Shortly thereafter, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. He led the creation of the Energy & Environment Caucus within the national Liberal caucus, where MPs meet to share policy and promote the importance of Canada’s energy sector.
As Chair of the Alberta Caucus and Vice-Chair of Prairie & Northern Caucus, Randy played a key role in developing annual increases to Western Economic Diversification and a further increase of $100M over three years to the department to support Alberta and Western Canadian businesses. As a proud member of Indigenous Caucus, he and other Caucus champions are working tirelessly to complete an effective Urban Indigenous Strategy that will provide funding and initiatives to increase the economic participation of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
In April of 2016, Randy and his team dreamed big, defied the naysayers, and staged the first raising of the Pride Flag by any Prime Minister on Parliament Hill. In 2016, he was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a new role as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues.
As Special Advisor, Randy recently announced a new $30M funding program for Canadian LGBTI civil-society organizations working to advance sexual orientation, gender expression, and identity rights in developing countries around the world. To further support the Government of Canada’s mission to improve the lives of LGBTQ2 people in Canada, Budget 2019 includes an unprecedented $20M investment over the next two years for LGBTQ2 community service organizations to build their capacity and to help ensure effective service delivery on-the-ground within Canadian communities.
Randy is also a member of the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights, and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, where he has worked diligently on studies including human trafficking, the mental health of jurors, and the support of remuneration to Canadian artists.
Randy loves Edmonton, our risk-taking spirit, our focus on results, and our determination to make our city and country more inclusive for all.
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