EDMONTON – A former Tory minister has been named the head of Alberta’s long-awaited environmental monitor.
Lorne Taylor will become the first chairman of the province’s flagship agency to understand the impacts of rapid industrial development throughout the province, especially in the oilsands.
Among other cabinet tasks, Taylor was environment minister from 2001-2004 when Ralph Klein was premier.
He was also a member of a group of fiscal hawks within the Tory caucus.
More recently, he is a consultant with a private company called Water Smart.