Opposition Critic for Trade and Tourism
Deron Bilous has humbly represented the constituents of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview as their MLA since 2012, and was honoured to be re-elected to a third term in 2019.
Deron served as Alberta’s 15th Minister of Economic Development & Trade from 2015-2019, advocating on behalf of Alberta workers and businesses, and previously served as Minister of Service Alberta and Minister of Municipal Affairs. He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
Born and raised in Edmonton, Deron Bilous grew up in a proudly Ukrainian home, an upbringing that gave him an appreciation for Alberta’s diversity. After attaining a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, Deron got a first-hand look at the challenges facing Alberta’s education system while serving as a teacher and mentor at Edmonton’s Inner City High School. This experience inspired him to run for office so that he could help address those issues.
Before entering politics, Deron also worked in Quebec, Tunisia and China on several projects with Canada World Youth, a volunteer youth program that focuses on international development.
Deron lives in the historic neighbourhood of Beverly.