ABOUT THE BOOK
"MADE IN ALBERTA" is the unique story of Ray Martin, a rural athlete, educator, and the most successful leader of the Alberta NDP until 2015. He has been a fixture in Alberta politics for 40 years.
Ray left his burgeoning teaching career to organize for the Alberta New Democratic Party. He led his party to a then-record 16 seats in 1986. This was a result that stunned Albertans and garnered attention across Canada.
In "Made in Alberta", Ray describes his roller-coaster political career. This includes his three runs for Premier and 15 election campaigns. He also describes his rural upbringing, fraternity life at the University of Alberta, and his accomplished career in teaching and coaching.
"Made in Alberta" is an indispensable book for those seeking to understand life in mid-20th Century Alberta and the politics of the time. It's also an inspiring story for young Albertans looking to make an impact on their province.