Jason Kenney

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Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney in 2019.jpg
Kenney in 2019
18th Premier of Alberta
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorLois Mitchell
Preceded byRachel Notley
Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
In office
January 4, 2018 – April 30, 2019
PremierRachel Notley
Preceded byJason Nixon
Succeeded byRachel Notley
Leader of the United Conservative Party
Assumed office
October 28, 2017
DeputyLeela Aheer
Preceded byNathan Cooper (interim)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Lougheed
Assumed office
December 14, 2017
Preceded byDave Rodney
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
In office
March 18, 2017 – July 24, 2017
Preceded byRic McIver (interim)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
41st Minister of National Defence
In office
February 9, 2015 – November 4, 2015
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byRob Nicholson
Succeeded byHarjit Sajjan
7th Minister of Employment and Social Development
In office
July 15, 2013 – February 9, 2015
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byDiane Finley
Succeeded byPierre Poilievre
4th Minister for Multiculturalism
In office
August 16, 2013 – November 4, 2015
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byHimself (as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
17th Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
In office
October 30, 2008 – July 15, 2013
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byDiane Finley
Succeeded byChris Alexander
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Midnapore
In office
October 19, 2015 – September 23, 2016
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byStephanie Kusie
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Southeast
In office
June 2, 1997 – October 19, 2015
Preceded byJan Brown
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Personal details
Born
Jason Thomas Kenney

(1968-05-30) May 30, 1968 (age 51)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Federal:
Reform (1997–2000)
Alliance (2000–03)
Conservative (2003–present)
Provincial:
Liberal (SK) (Before 1997)
Progressive Conservative (2016–17)
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Alma materUniversity of San Francisco (Did not graduate)

Jason Thomas Kenney PC MLA (born May 30, 1968) is a Canadian politician. He is the 18th Premier of Alberta since 30 April 2019, and leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta since 2017.

Kenney was inspired to enter politics after having a short conversation with former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker at an early age.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bennett, Dean (2019-04-17). "Fought to unite Alberta conservatives: Jason Kenney voted Alberta's new premier". CTV News. Retrieved 2019-04-17.