Edmonton, Alberta , Canada
|| July 24, 1964
Sep 07, 2008 05:44pm
|Info||Brent Rathgeber was elected to his first term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Calder on March 12, 2001. In addition to his role as MLA, he was a member of the Standing Committees on Law and Regulations and Private Bills as well as the Standing Policy Committee on Economic Development and Finance. Brent served on the Alberta Lottery Fund Review Committee and as the Chair of the Select Special Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act Review Committee. He also served as a member of the Labour Code Review Committee and the Rural Electrification Task Force. Recently Brent has been appointed to an MLA Task Force to assess the future of the City Centre Airport. |
Brent Rathgeber was born on July 24, 1964 in Melville, Saskatchewan. Brent graduated from Melville Comprehensive School in 1982. In 1986 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor�s Degree in Public Administration, and in 1990 he obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree, also from the University of Saskatchewan. Between his studies Brent worked as an Executive Assistant to a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Saskatchewan.
Brent began his legal career Articling with Milner and Steer (now Fraser Milner Casgrain) in Calgary. After practicing law in Red Deer for three years, he moved to Edmonton.
In Edmonton, Brent has practiced civil litigation primarily in the area of insurance law and has gained significant trial experience.
Brent has been active in both the Canadian Bar Association and the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association. He has had several articles published in The Barrister magazine and recently had an article published in The Parliamentarian (the journal of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association). On January 31, 2002, Brent was recognized for his public and legal contribution and appointed Queen�s Counsel.
In his spare time, Brent enjoys sports and fitness, music, and reading.
In order to remain in the Edmonton-Calder Constituency, Brent has recently purchased a home in the Calder Community.