The Alberta Liberal Senators
The Honourable Grant Mitchell, B.A., M.A. was leader of Alberta’s official opposition and leader of the Alberta Liberal Party from 1994 to 1998. He was the official opposition’s House Leader from 1993 to 1994. He was a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly for the riding of Edmonton McClung and served his constituents with dedication and diligence from 1986 to 1998. Senator Mitchell has successfully completed two Ironman triathlon competitions in Penticton, B.C, and Hawaii and continues to be an active triathlete.
The Honourable Claudette Tardif, E.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. has long been recognized as one of Canada’s foremost advocates and defenders of minority linguistic and cultural rights and for her considerable contribution to both secondary and post-secondary education. In the course of her academic career, her research interest focused on immersion education and the role of francophone schooling in the development of cultural identity in a minority rights environment. Dr. Tardif has numerous publications in the field of immersion education, minority linguistic rights and teacher education. She is an engaged member of Alberta’s francophone community and has spoken at length in defence of minority linguistic and cultural rights. She was appointed Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate in January 2007.