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Hon. Jason Kenney
The Honourable Jason Kenney, 18th Premier of Alberta, was born in Oakville, Ontario on May 30, 1968, raised in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, and attended St. Michaels University School in Victoria, B.C. and the University of San Francisco.
Premier Kenney’s career in public service began in 1989 as the first executive director of the Alberta Taxpayers Association and later president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
He subsequently won election to Ottawa as the Reform Party MP for Calgary Southeast, helped unite and expand the modern Conservative Party of Canada, especially growing its support among new Canadians, and held multiple cabinet posts during its first decade in government.
Returning to Alberta in 2016, he first won the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, then won a referendum creating the new United Conservative Party, then won election as UCP leader, then won a seat in the Legislature as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, and finally, in April 2019, led his party to a majority government with the highest vote tally of any party in provincial history.