Ted Morton

Vice President, Fairness Alberta

Ted Morton is currently an Executive Fellow at The School of Public Policy and a professor emeritus in Political Science at the University of Calgary, where he taught from 1981 to 2017. In 2013-2017 he was Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment, at the Manning Foundation. Ted was the MLA for Foothills-Rocky View from 2004-2012. During this time, he served as Minister of Energy (2011-2012); Minister of Finance (2010); and Minister of Sustainable Resources Development (2006-2009). In 1998, he was one of two Albertans elected as an Alberta-Senator-in waiting. In 2001, he was the Director of Policy and Research for the Office of the Official Opposition (Reform Alliance Party) in the Canadian House of Commons.

He has written and edited five books, two of which have won book prizes (Alberta Writers’ Guild and Donner Foundation). In 1995 Ted was awarded the Bora Laskin Fellowship in Human Rights. In 2001 Ted was recognized in MacLean’s Guide to Canadian Universities as one of 20 most popular professors at University of  Calgary. In 2018 he received the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation Tax-Fighter Award.