May 22, 2014 1:23 pm

Who is Thomas Lukaszuk?

(Watch above: Jennifer Crosby interviews PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk on the Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 edition of the Morning News)

EDMONTON – On May 22, Thomas Lukaszuk joined Jim Prentice and Ric McIver in the Alberta PC leadership race.

READ MORE: Lukaszuk leaps in to Alberta PC leadership race

Here’s a look at his background:

  • Born in Poland and raised in Edmonton.
  • Worked as a social studies teacher with the Edmonton Catholic School District.
  • Won the Edmonton-Castle Downs constituency in 2001 after the retirement of MLA Pamela Paul.
  • Appointed to his first cabinet post in 2010 as minister of employment and immigration.
  • Served as education minister and minister of enterprise and advanced education.
  • Appointed deputy premier in 2012 before being replaced by Dave Hancock in a cabinet shuffle.
  • Most recently minister of jobs, skills, training and labour, a post he resigned from to run in the Alberta PC leadership race.
  • Married, with two daughters.
  • You can follow Lukaszuk on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • You can visit is website here.

Watch: Gord Steinke speaks with Lukaszuk on the Thursday, June 19, 2014 edition of the Early News

Here’s a look at the chatter on Twitter surrounding the PC leadership race:

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