Jason Kenney

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

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

List of premiers of Alberta

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Jason Thomas Kenney PC MLA (born May 30, 1968) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as the 18th Premier of Alberta, serving since 2019, and leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta since 2017. The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell forming the 30th Alberta Legislature and becoming the 18th Premier of Alberta.
The current Premier of Alberta is Jason Kenney.

United Conservative Party

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Jason Thomas Kenney PC MLA (born May 30, 1968) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as the 18th Premier of Alberta, serving since 2019, and leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta since 2017.
The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when Jason Kenney and his first cabinet were sworn in by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell.

2019 Alberta general election

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On April 16, 2019, Kenney successfully led the United Conservative Party to majority government in the 2019 Alberta general election, defeating the previous government led by Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party with 63 seats and 54.88% of the popular vote and securing only the fifth change of government in Alberta's political history. An emergency injunction was sought to halt the probe into the financing of Callaway's UCP leadership campaign for the duration of the 2019 Alberta general election, but was denied by Court of Queen's Bench Justice Anne Kirker who ruled it was in the public interest for the investigation to continue.
In its first general election contest, the Jason Kenney-led United Conservative Party (UCP) won 54.88% of the popular vote and 63 seats, reducing Premier Rachel Notley's governing Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) to Official Opposition with 24 seats.

2017 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election

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On July 6, 2016, he announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta in that party's 2017 leadership election.
It chose Jason Kenney as the successor to

Premiership of Jason Kenney

The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell forming the 30th Alberta Legislature and becoming the 18th Premier of Alberta.
The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when Jason Kenney and his first cabinet were sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell.

30th Alberta Legislature

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The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell forming the 30th Alberta Legislature and becoming the 18th Premier of Alberta. During the 1st Session of the 30th Alberta Legislature the Kenney government passed about dozens of pieces of legislation, including the Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax, the Alberta Corporate Tax Amendment, and the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act, Premier Kenney established a one-year $2.5 million Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns and a Calgary-based $30 million 'war room' to "fight misinformation related to oil and gas".
The United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, won a majority of seats and formed the government.

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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Jason Thomas Kenney PC MLA (born May 30, 1968) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as the 18th Premier of Alberta, serving since 2019, and leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta since 2017.
The United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, won a majority of seats and formed the government.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Canadian Taxpayer's Federation
In 1990, Kenney was named president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a national organisation that scrutinises governmental expenditures.
Politicians with roots in the federation include United Conservative Party (UCF) leader Jason Kenney, who was the federation's CEO in the 1990s.

Wildrose Party

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He was the last leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, before the party's merger with the Wildrose Party and subsequent dissolution later that year.
Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney became Progressive Conservative leader after winning that party's leadership election in early 2017.

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

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He went to high school in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a private Catholic high school, known for its ice hockey team, the Notre Dame Hounds.He graduated near the middle of his class from Notre Dame in 1986.

Ralph Goodale

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He was "very involved in the young Liberals" as a young man, and in 1988 served as executive assistant to Ralph Goodale, who at the time was leader of the party.
Beginning earlier that year and prior to his resignation, Goodale's executive assistant was Jason Kenney.

Wilcox, Saskatchewan

WilcoxWilcox, SK
He went to high school in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a private Catholic high school, known for its ice hockey team, the Notre Dame Hounds.He graduated near the middle of his class from Notre Dame in 1986. He was raised in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.

Minister of National Defence (Canada)

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On February 9, 2015, he was named Minister of National Defence.

Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act

Bill C-31introduced reforms to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
"Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act", or Bill C-31, "An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other acts", was introduced on February 16, 2012, and received Royal Assent on June 28, 2012.
Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, or Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, is an act of the 41st Canadian Parliament, sponsored by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney.

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Kenney held the post of Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism from October 30, 2008, to July 15, 2013, when he became Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism.

Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship

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Kenney held the post of Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism from October 30, 2008, to July 15, 2013, when he became Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism.

Rachel Notley

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On April 16, 2019, Kenney successfully led the United Conservative Party to majority government in the 2019 Alberta general election, defeating the previous government led by Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party with 63 seats and 54.88% of the popular vote and securing only the fifth change of government in Alberta's political history.
Jansen withdrew her membership and party leadership candidacy which she took to challenge the candidacy of Jason Kenney.

Kimberly Rivera

He believed that Kimberly Rivera, an American soldier seeking refuge was not a legitimate refugee.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney described Rivera and other U.S. military deserters as "bogus claimants" for refugee status, calling them "people who volunteer to serve in the armed forces of a democratic country and simply change their mind to desert. And that's fine, that's the decision they have made, but they are not refugees."

Mart Kenney

Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen
He is the grandson of jazz musician and big band leader Mart Kenney.
Jason Kenney, Calgary Southeast Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2016, cabinet minister under Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2006 to 2015, and Premier of Alberta since 2019, is Mart Kenney's grandson.

Lois Mitchell

Lois Elizabeth Mitchell
The premiership of Jason Kenney began on April 30, 2019 when was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Mitchell forming the 30th Alberta Legislature and becoming the 18th Premier of Alberta.

2017 Conservative Party of Canada leadership election

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Kenney was considered a potential party leader following the defeat of the Conservative government in October 2015 and resignation of Stephen Harper as leader.

2017 United Conservative Party leadership election

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An emergency injunction was sought to halt the probe into the financing of Callaway's UCP leadership campaign for the duration of the 2019 Alberta general election, but was denied by Court of Queen's Bench Justice Anne Kirker who ruled it was in the public interest for the investigation to continue.
Both Jason Kenney, leader of the PC Party, and Wildrose leader Brian Jean were expected to stand for leader of the new party, with Jean saying at the press conference that announced the merger agreement: "Clearly we're both running for the leadership of this new party."

Zunera Ishaq

a Muslim woman
In his appeal on behalf of Department of Citizenship and Immigration in Citizenship and Immigration v Ishaq, 2015 FCA 194, the three justices ruled in favour of Zunera Ishaq and her right to wear the niqab confirming that the federal requirement was unlawful.
Madam Justice Johanne Trudel was one of three judges who denied the appeal by Jason Kenney on behalf of Department of Citizenship and Immigration of a Federal Court ruling in Ishaq’s favour.

Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act

During the 1st Session of the 30th Alberta Legislature the Kenney government passed about dozens of pieces of legislation, including the Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax, the Alberta Corporate Tax Amendment, and the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act, Premier Kenney established a one-year $2.5 million Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns and a Calgary-based $30 million 'war room' to "fight misinformation related to oil and gas".
Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (Bill 9) is a bill, informally known as the "bargaining rights bill", introduced by the Province of Alberta's United Conservative Party (UCP) government under Premier Jason Kenney, during the 30th Alberta Legislature, constituted after the general election on April 16, 2019.