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Jason Kenney (born May 30, 1968 in Oakville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Calgary Southeast since 1997. Kenney is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Avancez (from French meaning Advance). Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Calgary Southeast is the name of a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ...


Kenney was born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan. He graduated from the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a Catholic residential college located in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He did undergraduate studies in philosophy at the St. Ignatius Institue of the University of San Francisco, a private Roman Catholic university founded by the Society of Jesus. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1,076,395... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu/Jesu (S.J.) in Latin) is a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church in direct service to the Pope. ...


In 1988 and 1989 Kenney served as an executive assistant to the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party. In 1988 the leader was Ralph Goodale, and in 1989 it was Lynda Haverstock. Kenney's prior experience also includes a term as the president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a taxpayer advocacy organization. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saskatchewan Liberal Party is a political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Ralph Edward Goodale , PC , BA , LL.B The Honourable Ralph Edward Goodale, PC , BA , LL.B (born October 5, 1949, in Regina, Saskatchewan) is Canadas current Minister of Finance. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Lynda Maureen Haverstock (born September 16, 1948) is the former leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party and has been the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan since 2000. ... The Canadian Taxpayers Federation or CTF, is a Canadian non-governmental organization that offers critiques and monitors the spending by the Government of Canada and the various governments of the provinces. ...


He was originally a member of the Reform Party of Canada (1997-2000), and then the Canadian Alliance (2000-2003). He served as the national chairman for Stockwell Day's leadership campaign. Kenney has also served as the official opposition deputy house leader and has formerly been the critic for Canada-United States relations, national revenue, and finance. The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right-of-centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Hon. ...


He has also served as a volunteer director for several non-profit organizations. These include the Catholic Civil Rights League and the National Foundation for Family Research.


Kenney has been named one of Canada’s "100 Leaders of the Future" by Maclean's magazine, "one of Canada’s leading conservative activists" by the Globe and Mail, and "one of 21 Canadians to watch in the 21st century" by the Financial Post magazine. Macleans is Canadas leading weekly news magazine. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... The National Post is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...


Kenney was one of the leading supporters in the Canadian House of Commons of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


In 2005, during parliamentary debate on same-sex marriage in Canada, Kenney cited fellow MPs Libby Davies and Svend Robinson, both of whom had opposite sex relationships before coming out, as proof that marriage law doesn't discriminate against LGBT individuals since they can still marry members of the opposite sex. Kenney was widely criticized for his comments. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... Libby Davies (born February 27, 1953) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Vancouver East in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Svend Robinson Svend Johannes Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian politician and prominent activist for gay rights. ... Coming out of the closet (very often shortened to coming out in winking reference to the public introduction of debutantes) describes the voluntary public announcement of ones sexual orientation, sexual attractions, gender identity, or (less commonly) paraphilia. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an abreviation used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ...


In a later debate, Don Boudria noted that a Christian group had registered a web domain in his name, using it to attack his position on same-sex marriage, and Kenney criticized Boudria for being too "ignorant" to register his own web domain. In a spoof of Kenney's remarks, comedian Rick Mercer created www.jasonkenney.org. Mercer made the domain redirect to the website of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, and subsequently changed it to Egale Canada. The Honourable Donald Don Boudria, PC (born August 30, 1949, in Hull, Quebec) is a former Canadian politician. ... Rick Mercer Richard Vincent Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Egale Canada was founded in 1986 to advance equality for Canadian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and their families, across Canada. ...


In January 2005 during a government trade mission in China, Kenney visited the home of recently deceased Zhao Ziyang, the deposed Communist party chief. Zhao was a reformist purged for sympathizing with pro-democracy protesters before they were crushed by the military in 1989. Zhao Ziyang (Simplified: 赵紫阳; Traditional: 趙紫陽; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chao Tzu-yang) (October 17, 1919–January 17, 2005) was a politician in the Peoples Republic of China. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Prime Minister Paul Martin, who also attended the Chinese trade mission was critical of him for this visit which made Kenney the first and only western politician to pay respect to late pro-democracy leader. Paul Martin (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and is the outgoing leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ...


On February 6, 2006 he was appointed to be Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ...


External links

  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
Preceded by:
Jan Brown, Reform
Members of Parliament from Calgary Southeast Succeeded by:
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