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Albertan minister guest for annual BYU Palmer lecture April 2

Brigham Young University’s annual Palmer Distinguished Lecture on Canadian Studies will feature Greg Melchin, Minister of Seniors and Community Supports in Alberta, Canada, Monday, April 2, at 10 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Melchin plans to speak about “The Outlook for Energy in Canada and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities.”

A BYU alumnus, Melchin has served Alberta as the Minister of Energy and Minister of Revenue, as chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance and Intergovernmental Relations and as vice chair of the Energy and Sustainable Development Standing Policy Committee and the Standing Policy Committee on Economic Development and Finance. In his current ministry service, he focuses on providing support and services to senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Professionally, Melchin has worked in financial and business administration, recently earning a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation.

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Writer: Lee Simons


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