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Dr. F. L. Ted Morton (born 1949, Los Angeles, California) is a Canadian politician and currently sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He moved to Wyoming in 1952, where his father worked in the oil and gas exploration business. For 22 years beginning in 1981 he was a professor in the political science department of the University of Calgary.
Ted was an early supporter of the Triple E Senate Committee and a public critic of the Meech Lake (1987) and Charlottetown (1992) Accords. He won the Reform Party nomination as a Senate candidate in 1998 and subsequently was one of two Senators-in-Waiting chosen by Albertans in a province-wide election. In 2001, he served as the parliamentary Director of Policy and Research for the Canadian Alliance Party. That same year, he was one of a group of concerned Albertans who authored the “Alberta Agenda “, a manifesto that calls on Alberta to use all of its constitutional powers to reduce the influence of the Federal government on the lives and pocketbooks of Albertans.
Morton has published five books, one of which won the 1992 Alberta Writers' Guild award , and over fifty scholarly articles.
- Biography for Dr. Ted Morton on the website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
- Ted Morton Official Website
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