Jason Kenney is a popular political leader from Canada. He is the former leader of United Conservative Party which was started in 2017. Apart from that, he was also the 18th Premier of Alberta in 2019. He has also worked with other parties in the past and been part of the government for many years.
Jason rose to fame after being appointed as the Parliament Secretary to the Canadian Prime Minister in the year 2006. He later became a minister in the cabinet and held different positions in his lengthy career. He is well known for his good following among the youth and has contributed a lot to his party and the country.
In the early 2000s, Jason Kenney was considered as one of the most promising young leaders of Canada by many Magazines. He has his share of controversies with regards to Abortion, LGBT issues due to his honest opinion on such topics. Apart from that, he was also recently criticized for his governance during the Covid pandemic.
Jason Kenney was born on the 30th of May 1968 in Oakville region of Ontario in Canada. Jason Kenney’s current age is 54 years.
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Jason Kenney comes from a middle class family based in Ontario Canada. He did his primary education from a local school in Canada. For his higher studies, he moved to the US and studied Philosophy at University of San Francisco which was a Jesuit University. However, he did not complete his studies and returned to Canada.
Jason was talented to get good positions in taxpayers associations. He worked in that position for many years while being a member of Saskatchewan Liberal Party. After recognizing his talent and hard work, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2006. He served in that position for one year.
He later worked as Minister of Defence and Minister of Employment and Social development for few years. Interestingly, he is known for his hard work and has lot of following among the youth. He also served in the Immigration department and improved ties with different nations during his period. He recently resigned from the leadership of United Conservative Party in 2022.
Jason Kenny belongs to a Christian family based in Canada. His father Robert Martin Kenney was Irish and worked as a Teacher at Appleby College in Canada. His mother Lynne Tunbridge also worked for a private firm. Kenney’s grandfather Mart Kenney was a famous Jass Musician in Canada.
Jason Kenney’s relationship status has been always single. Interestingly, he was never in a relationship earlier and did not get married. He has no children and is usually seen in public life most of the time.
Jason Kenney still looks smart at the age of 54. He has blonde hair and maintains a clean shaven face. He is mostly seen in formal attire due to his nature of work in political parties and other businesses. He stands tall at 5.8 feet and weighs around 75 kgs. He maintains his fitness with regular physical activity.
Jason Kenney came back to Canada from San Francisco without completing his graduation. He started working with the Saskatchewan Liberal Party for a few years. In 1989, he was hired as the first executive director of Alberta Taxpayers Association and worked for one year. After that, he was appointed as the President and CEO of Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Jason worked in that position for a few years alongside managing his political activities. In 2006, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. In 2007, he became the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity. He served in that position for a year.
He later became part of the government and worked as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism in 2008. He worked in that position for about 5 years till 2013. From 2013 till 2015, he worked as Minister of Employment and Social Development. He became the Minister of Defence in 2015.
Jason Kenney later became the leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta and merged it with rival party Wildrose part in 2017. This became the United Conservative Party and he became the leader of that party. In 2019, he was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and became the 18th Premier of Alberta.
The net worth of Jason Kenney is around $10 million. He has held important positions in leading political parties over the years. Apart from that, he also has other businesses to support his income. He owns many luxury cars and villas in Canada.
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Jason Kenney is one of the most promising leaders of Canada and he was listed in the 100 leaders of future by Maclean’s magazine in 2004. He was also given the Best Overall MP in 2009.
In 2012, he was given the Honorable Doctorate from University of Haifa. It is interesting to note that he did not complete his graduation during his younger days from San Francisco University.
Jason Kenney was involved in controversies regarding managing a dark horse campaign against his opponents in 2017. Apart from that, some of his party MLAs toured different countries during the pandemic and faced criticism from public.