The Honorable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta, spoke at a meeting of the Alberta Enterprise Group about the importance of striking a balance between free enterprise, individual freedom, and government intervention. She praised the group’s work in helping Alberta recover from economic turmoil and thanked them for their dedication to supporting growth in the province. Premier Smith highlighted the government’s fiscal framework, which includes balanced budget legislation, limits on operational spending, a contingency fund for emergencies, a surplus allocation strategy, and investments in municipalities and infrastructure. She also discussed the People’s Budget, Budget 2023, which focuses on job creation, economic growth, diversification, and investment attraction, as well as record-high investments in health care and education.
Premier Danielle Smith’s Biography
The Honourable Danielle Smith is a proud Albertan. As Leader of the governing United Conservative Party, she was sworn in as the nineteenth Premier of Alberta in October 2022, and represents the riding of Brooks-Medicine Hat in the Legislative Assembly. Premier Smith has had a lifelong interest in Alberta public policy and finding the right balance between free enterprise and individual freedom, and the role of government.
She was previously MLA for Highwood and leader of the Official Opposition. Before re-entering politics, Premier Smith worked extensively in the media and in business, most recently as President of the Alberta Enterprise Group. Before that she was a radio host with Corus Entertainment for 6 years.
Premier Smith holds degrees in both Economics and English from the University of Calgary. She is married to David and proud stepmom to his son. Premier Smith and her husband own and operate a restaurant.
They live in High River with their two dogs.