Former Alberta premiere Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

Former Alberta premiere Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

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Kenney announced last May he was stepping down as premier following a lukewarm 51 per cent vote of support in a United Conservative Party leadership review. Kenney was instrumental in creating the UCP in a merger with his Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose Party, but he fell out of favor with many in the combined party over COVID-19 restrictions and what was seen as a top-down management style.It was a not an amicable departure. Kenney publicly clashed with his eventual successor, Premier Danielle Smith, over her plan to introduce sovereignty legislation to challenge what she considers federal intrusions into provincial areas of constitutional authority. Kenney challenged the legality and economic effect of such a bill, and resigned as a legislature member on the day Smith's sovereignty act was introduced last…
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Jason Kenney lands senior advisor role at Bennett Jones

Jason Kenney lands senior advisor role at Bennett Jones

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A second key player of Alberta's last government revealed their landing spot on Wednesday: former premier Jason Kenney is joining Bennett Jones' Calgary office. The 25-year-politician and one-term premier will work with the Canadian law firm's public policy group as a senior advisor. "I'm thrilled to be joining this iconic firm, which has both deep Alberta roots and a major national presence," Kenney was quoted as saying in an announcement on the company's website. "Bennett Jones' Public Policy group has the greatest policy depth of any Canadian law firm, and I look forward to working with several former colleagues from both senior elected and public service roles." The firm's chairman and CEO Hugh MacKinnon added, "We are delighted that Jason has joined Bennett Jones. He brings…
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