Ricardo is known in his community and across the province as a passionate advocate of inclusion and diversity.
Ricardo has successfully fought for $20 million towards 120 new seniors housing units in northeast Calgary, $2 million for anti-racism grants and 60 new care spaces in the Peter Lougheed Maternity Ward.
As an immigrant, Ricardo is incredibly proud to represent Alberta’s new Canadians and understands their unique needs and the challenges they face. Named Minister of Culture and Tourism in 2016, Ricardo is Alberta’s first openly gay cabinet minister and has used his position to not only advocate for inclusion but also to celebrate Alberta’s diversity.
Before being elected, Ricardo was a flight attendant for 15 years and worked as a servicing representative, member organizer, and research representative with the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Alberta.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary. He is multilingual and fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and English.
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