Laila Goodridge and her husband Niall live in Fort McMurray, where they are preparing to start a family. Laila has served as the MLA for the region for the last three years and has called it home for her entire life.
She is passionate about serving the people of her riding, fighting for the issues important to northern Alberta and for families right across the province and country. Goodridge is a particularly strong advocate for the energy sector, having spent several years working in Alberta’s oil sands. She believes strongly in defending and diversifying Alberta’s energy sector and the good jobs it provides.
Laila spent over a decade dedicating her life to public service before being elected, working in several capacities including in Ottawa for the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and for the Minister the Environment. She also played an important role in provincial disaster recovery following the Fort McMurray wild fire, ensuring people were treated fairly and got back home safely.
In addition to serving as MLA, Goodridge served as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Francophonie, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Members’ Services and a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Select Special Democratic Accountability Committee.
Goodridge believes strongly in servant leadership, making life better for families and fighting for the issues that are important to her community and northern Alberta.
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