About Brian Mason
From fighting for affordable housing, pushing for the fair treatment of seniors and students, to advocating against deregulation, speaking up for our environment and against cuts in education and protecting public health care, Brian Mason is known amongst many Albertans as a strong and effective voice for the people in the Alberta Legislature.
Brian Mason became active in Alberta politics early on when he served as the Executive Director of the Alberta Federation of Students from 1977-1979 following his Political Science studies at the University of Alberta. For the next several years, Mason was employed by Edmonton Transit Services as a popular city bus driver; making headlines in 1989 when he appealed the provincial law that required municipal employees to resign their positions to run as municipal candidates.
In October of 1989, Brian was elected City Councillor for Ward 3 where he remained for the next 11 years; winning 3 additional civic elections and gaining a reputation as a tough and effective voice for his constituents.
Winning a provincial by-election in Edmonton-Highlands in 2000, and re-elected in the provincial general election in March of 2001, and again on November 22, 2004, Brian Mason has become an effective MLA for the area of Edmonton Highlands-Norwood; and is known as a fierce critic of the Alberta government; with heavy emphasis on the issues that matter to you and your family. On July 13, 2004 Brian Mason became the Leader of Alberta's New Democrat Opposition. Brian Mason was proudly re-elected in the provincial elections in 2008 and 2012. Brian continues to serve Edmonton Highlands-Norwood in the Alberta Legislature with distinction.