Hancock,Q.C., Hon. David
Progressive Conservative MLA, Edmonton-Whitemud
Dave Hancock was elected to his first term as a Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly on March 11, 1997 and was appointed Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy House Leader on March 26, 1997. On November 5, 1997, the ministry was renamed Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs.
Dave also serves as Chairman of the Legislative Review Committee. He is a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee, the Standing Policy Committee on Financial Planning and Human Resources, and the Standing Policy Committee on Education and Training.
Prior to his election to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Hancock was a Partner with Matheson and Company, Barristers and Solicitors. He received his law degree from the University of Alberta.
Dave Hancock has played an active role in a variety of community and professional organizations including: the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation, the University of Alberta Hospitals Board, the Phi Gamma Delta Education Foundation of Canada, the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, the South Edmonton Business Association, the Student Finance Board, the Easter Seal Ability Council, the Yellowbird East Community League, and the YMCA Capital Campaign. He has served with the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta as President (1990-92); Chair, Provincial Leadership Selection Process (1993); and Northern Vice President and Regional Director. He was president of the Young Alberta Conservatives from 1974-1978.
Dave was born in Fort Resolution, N.W.T., on August 10, 1955. He lived in the northern Alberta communities of Fort Vermilion and La Crete before moving to Edmonton in 1972. He and his wife Janet have three children: Ian, Janis and Janine.