KEYNOTE SPEAKER – 5:00 PM
The Honourable Jason Kenney | Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta
Jason Kenney, MLA PC, Representing the people of Calgary-Lougheed, Leader of the Official Opposition. Voted the “best overall,” “hardest working,” and “most knowledgeable” MP by his colleagues. Jason was called “perhaps Canada’s best immigration minister ever” by the National Post, and also led Canada’s two largest ministries: Employment and Social Development, and National Defence. At Employment and Social Development, Jason successfully negotiated the new Canada Job Grant program with the provinces. Jason is now working to unite Albertans and restore the Alberta Advantage.
Jason committed himself to public life in the early 1990s as President of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, where he fought hard for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility. As Multiculturalism Minister, he helped to double the Conservative Party’s support amongst new Canadians. In March of 2017, Jason was elected leader of PC Alberta. He successfully negotiated a unity agreement between PC Alberta and the Wildrose Party, which was supported by 95% of members in both parties.
On December 14, 2017, Jason was elected to represent the people of Calgary-Lougheed and became Leader of the Official Opposition.