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Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board Doug Horner look to the visitor stands during the Speech from the Throne at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board Doug Horner look to the visitor stands during the Speech from the Throne at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012.
(JASON FRANSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Everything you need to know about the man behind Alberta’s budget

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The life of Doug Horner is one lived in many shadows.

There’s that of his father, Hugh Horner, a physician, former MP, MLA and cabinet minister ally of Alberta’s revered former premier, Peter Lougheed. There’s his grandfather, Ralph Horner, once a senator. His uncles, Jack and Norval, were both Members of Parliament. There are his mentors, former premiers Ed Stelmach and Don Getty.