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The new UCP government will act on farmers’ wishes when it replaces existing workplace safety legislation and sets research priorities, says Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen.

New provincial government will ‘stick up’ for farmers, says ag minister

Defending modern agriculture, workplace safety, and research funding are top priorities, says Devin Dreeshen

Alberta’s new agriculture minister is ready for a fight. “Standing up for modern Canadian agriculture is something that was a theme during the campaign,” said Devin Dreeshen. “There are elements out there that attack Alberta’s energy sector, modern agriculture, and the forestry industry, and I think it’s something we heard loud and clear during the […] Read more


Devin Dreeshen became Alberta’s new agriculture minister on April 30.

Alberta’s new agriculture minister praised as smart, grounded, and ‘a stand-up guy’

Although just 31, Devin Dreeshen has extensive experience in politics and on the farm

Premier Jason Kenney has chosen one of his youngest MLAs to be the province’s new agriculture minister. But although he’s just 31 and has only been an MLA for 10 months, Devin Dreeshen comes to the job with a robust resumé. The Innisfail-Sylvan Lake rep is the son of veteran Tory Red Deer-Mountain View MP […] Read more

Alberta UCP’s trade critic named ag minister

Alberta’s new premier has tapped a not-quite-rookie MLA with experience in farming, farm policy and U.S. politics as his new minister of agriculture and forestry. Jason Kenney, sworn in Tuesday as premier, named Devin Dreeshen, the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake since last July, to handle the ag and forestry file. Dreeshen came to the UCP’s […] Read more