Earl was most recently elected in 2015 as the first ever Member of Parliament for the riding of Red Deer – Mountain View. Previously, Earl served two terms as the Member of Parliament for Red Deer following his successes in the elections of 2008 and 2011.
Currently serving as the Deputy Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, Earl has prior experience as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and as a Member of the Standing Committees on International Trade, Health, Public Accounts, Ethics, and Aboriginal Affairs.
Earl is also experienced in Parliamentary Diplomacy and has served as a Canadian delegate for ParlAmericas, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, as well as the Parliamentary Association for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
In 2014, Earl was one of a small number of MPs who have been able to successfully change the criminal code through a Private Members Bill with Bill C-444 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer)
Earl holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and taught Mathematics and Science at the Innisfail High School for 34 years, retiring in June 2008.
Earl and his wife Judy are proud to be fourth-generation farmers and life-long residents Central Alberta. Together they have two grown children, Megan and Devin, along with three grandchildren, and own and operate a family farm near Pine Lake, Alberta.