It has been an eventful past 12 months for the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. Devin Dreeshen was tabbed as the United Conservative Party candidate for his constituency in May of 2018. Dreeshen became the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA by winning a by-election last July and then he was re-elected during the 2019 Alberta general election. On Tuesday, April 30th he was sworn-in as the province's new Minister of Agriculture & Forestry.
MLA Devin Dreeshen Named Alberta's Minister of Agriculture & Forestry
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