MADU, Kelechi

Born 1973/1974

MADU

Kelechi

Kaycee (Kelechi) Madu is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.[2] On 30 April 2019, Madu was appointed to the Executive Council of Alberta as the Minister of Municipal Affairs, and held that role until August 25, 2020 when he was appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. On March 4, 2020, Kaycee Madu was designated as a Queen's Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta via an Order-in-Council. Queen's Counsel is the highest honour awarded to lawyers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of law and society. a Nigerian-born lawyer made history after being appointed the Minister of Justice in Alberta, Canada. He was elevated to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle that saw Calgary-Elbow MLA Doug Schweitzer move from justice to an economic portfolio. With this historic appointment, Madu is now the first Black Justice Minister and Solicitor General in Canada.Madu will bring his legal training and policy experience to implement key democratic reforms including citizen’s initiative and recall legislation, a review of Alberta’s Police Act and the execution of the fair deal panel recommendations endorsed by the government. He studied Law in the University of Lagos and was called to bar in the early 2000s. Madu has been a lawyer for 16 years, practising in both Nigeria and Alberta. In addition to running Tisel Law Office with his wife, Emem. Tisel Law Office, their law firm, was established to “provide high-quality client-focused legal services as we place the client first, and will work with you to find the best solution for your legal issues.” He worked for Legal Aid Alberta and volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and the Lawyer Referral Program of the Law Society of Alberta. Prior to his appointment, Kaycee Madu was a member of the legislative assembly of the province representing the district of Edmonton-South West after winning the 2019 Alberta general election. In 2009, alongside a team he worked within the public service, Madu was awarded the Premier’s Award of Excellence in the bronze medal category. He volunteers with Alberta’s Nigerian and Igbo communities.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Emem
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Profession Lawyer
Working Experience Justice Minister and Solicitor-General of Alberta, Canada!
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