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Jason Kenney

PC MLA
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Kenney in 2019
18th Premier of Alberta
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell
Preceded by Rachel Notley
Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
In office
January 4, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Premier Rachel Notley
Preceded by Jason Nixon
Succeeded by Rachel Notley
Leader of the United Conservative Party
Assumed office
October 28, 2017
Deputy Leela Aheer
Preceded by Nathan Cooper (interim)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Lougheed
Assumed office
December 14, 2017
Preceded by Dave Rodney
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
In office
March 18, 2017 – July 24, 2017
Preceded by Ric McIver (interim)
Succeeded by Position abolished
41st Minister of National Defence
In office
February 9, 2015 – November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Rob Nicholson
Succeeded by Harjit Sajjan
7th Minister of Employment and Social Development
In office
July 15, 2013 – February 9, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Diane Finley
Succeeded by Pierre Poilievre
4th Minister for Multiculturalism
In office
August 16, 2013 – November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Himself (as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism)
Succeeded by Position abolished
17th Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
In office
October 30, 2008 – July 15, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Diane Finley
Succeeded by Chris Alexander
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Midnapore
In office
October 19, 2015 – September 23, 2016
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Stephanie Kusie
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Southeast
In office
June 2, 1997 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Jan Brown
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Personal details
Born
Jason Thomas Kenney

May 30, 1968 (1968-05-30) (age 52)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Political party United Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Federal:
Reform (1997–2000)
Alliance (2000–03)
Conservative (2003–present)
Provincial:
Liberal (SK) (Before 1997)
Progressive Conservative (2016–17)
Residence Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alma mater University 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.


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