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Oberg, Hon. Dr. Lyle - Progressive Conservative MLA

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 10:57 p.m.

Oberg, Hon. Dr. Lyle
Progressive Conservative MLA

Dr. Oberg was born in Forestburg, Alberta where he completed High School, then entered Red Deer College taking pre-med. In the fall of 1979 he was accepted into the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta graduating four years later as a Medical Doctor. His post-graduate training was taken at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton from 1983 to 1985 where he tailor-made a program that enabled him to practice medicine in a rural setting.

In 1985 Lyle Oberg started his medical practice in Cold Lake, Alberta and moved to Brooks in 1986 where he practiced until recently. As a medical doctor he has taken an active interest in health care reforms.

His volunteer pursuits include raising public awareness about child abuse. In 1992 Dr. Oberg organized an extremely successful child abuse awareness seminar.

On March 27, 1993 he was nominated for the constituency of Bow Valley and subsequently elected to the Legislative Assembly on June 15, 1993. Since becoming elected, Dr. Oberg has co-chaired the public roundtable discussions on health care, and the Health Plan Coordination Project Steering Committee established to provide recommendations to the Minister of Health on restructuring the health care system. He co-authored Starting Points - Recommendations for Creating a More Accountable and Affordable Health System.

Dr. Oberg served as Chair of the Premier's Council in Support of Alberta Families and was a member of the Standing Policy Committee on Community Services from 1993 to 1995. In October 1995, Dr. Oberg was appointed Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Health Restructuring. In March 1997 he was re-elected in the constituency of Strathmore-Brooks and on March 26, 1997 he was appointed as Minister of Family and Social Services.

Lyle Oberg is married to Louella and has two children, Jillian and Scott.

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