POLITICS

Raj Sherman: Tory junior minister turned Alberta Liberal leader

03/26/2012 12:08 EDT | Updated 05/26/2012 05:12 EDT
A look at Raj Sherman, leader of the Alberta Liberal party:

Age: 45

Born: Sept. 1, 1966, outside Bikaner, India.

Hometown: Edmonton

Education: Medical degree from University of Alberta

Personal: Partner Sharon MacLean. Sherman has children from a previous marriage.

Riding: Edmonton-Meadowlark

Political Background: Elected to legislature in 2008 for the Progressive Conservatives and named junior health minister. Crossed the floor in 2010 after criticizing government health policy. Joined Liberals and was elected party leader in fall 2011.

Before Politics: Emergency room doctor and air ambulance physician.

Quote: "The big issue here is trust. Who do you trust to govern in the next election."