Len Webber Biography

MP Len Webber

Len Webber was first elected as a Member of Parliament in October 2015 and re-elected in 2019 for the federal riding of Calgary Confederation.  He sits as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada Caucus and is the elected Chair of the Conservative Alberta Caucus.

He has sat as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health since 2015 and held the position of Vice-Chair in the 42nd Parliament.  He was also a member of the Sub-Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Canada and the special COVID-19 Committee which sat virtually throughout the pandemic.  He currently sits as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.  Len is a member of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association, and has been a member of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group.

Before being elected to the House of Commons, Len had been elected to three terms as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-Foothills. In his time as an MLA, Len served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, Deputy Government Whip, Parliamentary Assistant for Energy, as well as sitting on multiple boards and committees.

Len’s signature initiative as an MLA was the introduction of private member’s Bill 207, Human Tissue and Organ Donation Amendment Act, 2013. Mr. Webber worked on Bill 207 for a year and a half. The bill became a government bill in May 2013, received Royal Assent and came into force on November 7, 2013.  In the 42nd Parliament he tabled Bill C-316 which would have allowed Canadians to indicate their willingness to become an organ donor through their annual tax return.  The Bill passed the House of Commons unanimously at all stages, but failed to pass the Senate before the 2019 election was called.  In December 2019, he was drawn first in the Private Members’ Business ‘lottery’ and has re-introduced his Bill for reconsideration in this Parliament.

Before becoming an MLA, Len was the vice-president and director of Webber Academy, a non-denominational university preparatory private school in Calgary.  The academy provides advanced and challenging curriculum to about 1000 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12.

Len Webber was born in Calgary, raised in the northwest community of Brentwood, and is the son of former Calgary MLA and cabinet minister Dr. Neil Webber. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and his journeyman communications electrician certificate from SAIT.  He owned and operated his own contracting business for 10 years before starting with Webber Academy.

Len has a history of involvement and volunteerism with community groups, including Hospice Calgary, The Calgary Foundation and as a board member of the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), Board of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Calgary Dragonboat Society and WorldSkills.

He is a loyal volunteer in many fundraising events promoting breast cancer awareness, research and development. He is a proud recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the province of Alberta.

Len, with his late wife Heather, have three daughters: Lauren, Jaime and Kelly.

 

October 2020