Biography | Randy Boissonnault | Federal Liberal Candidate for Edmonton Centre

Biography

Randy is a community leader and entrepreneur with a proven track record of delivering for Edmonton. A graduate of University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean and of Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, Randy spent fifteen years building his consulting company to help other small and medium businesses grow. After serving as Chair of the Centre for Family Literacy, Randy founded Literacy Without Borders, an NGO that helps people in developing countries learn to read. During this time, he completed the Ironman Triathlon in memory of his sister, Lisa.

Elected to Parliament in 2015, Randy championed Canadian arts and culture as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and fought for a more inclusive Canada as the first Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues. While he was representing the people of Edmonton Centre in Parliament, Randy delivered real progress for Edmontonians, helping to secure over $1.2B for the Valley Line West and Yellowhead redevelopment project, in addition to funding for the expansion of the Winspear, the Telus World of Science, and the Roxy Theatre. During his time in office, thanks to the Canada Child Benefit introduced by the Liberal Government, child poverty in Edmonton was cut in half and thousands of families now have more help to pay their bills. He secured $20 million in Budget 2019 for organizations to improve the lives of LGBTQ2 people in Canada. Randy worked tirelessly to secure $125 million for Western Diversification to help local businesses grow and advocated for TMX expansion to create thousands of jobs.

Since 2019, Randy has grown his consulting firm, built a medical device import company, and worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. He continues to fight for a more inclusive society for all as a Co-Founder of the Global Equality Caucus. Randy lives in Inglewood with his partner, David.

Randy has delivered for Edmontonians, and will be a strong voice once again for the people of Edmonton Centre.