Leela Aheer was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Chestermere-Rocky View on May 5, 2015. She was re-elected on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for the newly formed riding of Chestermere-Strathmore.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Chestermere, where she is raising her family, Aheer is a proud wife and mother of two boys. Prior to entering politics, Aheer was a professional vocal coach and music teacher, who instructed singing in seven languages, owned and operated businesses as an entrepreneur, and was heavily involved in the arts, volunteerism, and community service.
Aheer is a passionate advocate for inclusivity and equal rights. She is dedicated to creating an Alberta that is strong and free for future generations regardless of who you are, who you love, where you come from, or to whom you pray.
Aheer served as Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women from April 30, 2019, to July 8, 2021.
Aheer currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.
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