Dave Taylor (Canadian politician)

Dave Taylor is a Canadian politician who currently represents the electoral division of Calgary Currie in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Taylor is a member of the Alberta Liberal Party and serves as Deputy Leader and Advanced Education critic in the official opposition. He is the first member of the Alberta Liberal Party to be elected in the riding of Calgary Currie since the riding was founded in 1971. On July 23rd, 2008, Taylor announced that he would be running for the leadership of the Alberta Liberal Party.


Taylor worked in Ontario as a broadcast journalist for many years before accepting the job of News Director at CKIK-FM (now CFGQ-FM) in Calgary in 1985. He later moved to CHQR and hosted a popular daytime talk show until he took a leave of absence to run in the November 22, 2004 provincial election. He has also taught at Mount Royal College and has been involved in community government for many years.

He also has had substantial community involvement including:

  • President, Willow Ridge Community Association, Calgary (1995 to 1997)
  • Member, board of directors, Willow Ridge Community Association (1993 to 2000)
  • Founding chairperson, Southland Natural Park Society, Calgary (1992 to 1994)
  • Member, planning advisory committee, Calgary urban parks program, Calgary (1992 to 1994)
  • Member, broadcast advisory committee, Centre for Communications Studies, Mount Royal College, Calgary (1995 to 2002)
  • Member, McDougall United Church, Calgary
  • Stewardship volunteer, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary

Political Life

Taylor first ran and was elected in the riding of Calgary-Currie in the 2004 election. During his first term Taylor served as Deputy Leader to leader Kevin Taft and also sat on these government committees:

  • Deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Managing Growth Pressures
  • Members’ Services Committee.

He was re-elected in the 2008 Alberta general election although the Liberals lost seven seats. In the new legislature, he serves on the following committees;

  • Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing Committee
  • Special Standing Committee on Members Services
  • Deputy chair of the Standing Committee on the Economy

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