|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Cloverdale—Langley City
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Riding established|
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
|Spouse(s)||Elaine St. John|
|Residence||Langley, British Columbia|
|Profession||Public servant, politician|
Early life and career
Aldag was born in rural Saskatchewan. He earned an MBA from Royal Roads University and had a 32-year career with Parks Canada, including postings in Whitehorse, Lake Louise, Yoho, Waterloo and Langley, where he was the administrator of Fort Langley National Historic Site before his entry into politics. Aldag took an unpaid leave from Parks Canada in December 2013 to begin campaigning for election to office, which he ultimately won with nearly 46% of the vote. He resigned his position upon being confirmed as the elected candidate by Elections Canada on October 26, 2015.
Aldag was elected in the 2015 election as a Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City. In the 42nd Canadian Parliament, he was appointed to two parliamentary committees; the Environment and Sustainable Development committee and the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, an issue in which he consulted extensively with his constituents. The issue of Physician-Assisted Dying touched him, causing him to be a proponent of families having conversations about their wishes in these situations. He was later named as well to the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform. Aldag introduced Private Member's Bill C-374 which, if adopted, would provide a seat on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada for First Nations, Inuit and Métis representation.
|2015 Canadian federal election: Cloverdale—Langley City|
|New Democratic||Rebecca Smith||8,463||15.65||-9.03||$12,325.60|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||54,075||100.00||$209,882.99|
|Total rejected ballots||186||0.34||–|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+28.16|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- Election 2015: Aldag claims new riding for Liberals, The Langley Times, October 20, 2015.
- Kersey, Karen (January 9, 2016). "New MP, Doc's daughter spread prairie roots". www.gulllakeadvance.com. Gull Lake Advance. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Aldag puts name forward for Liberals in new federal riding – Langley Times". Langley Times. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- Anderson, Samantha (September 26, 2018). "Cloverdale-Langley City MP elected chair of environment, sustainable development committee". Langley Times, Black Press Group Ltd. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
- Holmes, Tracy (3 March 2016). "Legislators face death head on". Peace Arch News. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
- Anderson, Samantha (October 25, 2017). "Cloverdale-Langley City MP introduces bill to include Indigenous representatives on heritage board". Langley Times, Black Press Group Ltd. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Cloverdale—Langley City, 30 September 2015
- Official Voting Results - Cloverdale—Langley City
- "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.