Jason Kenney

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Person.png Jason Kenney  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Jason Kenney 2014.jpg
BornJason Thomas Kenney
May 30, 1968
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of San Francisco
PartyUnited Conservative
Attended the 2014 Bilderberg as Canada/Minister of National Defence

Employment.png Premier of Alberta

In office
April 30, 2019 - October 11, 2022
Succeeded byDanielle Smith

Employment.png Leader of the United Conservative Party

In office
October 28, 2017 - October 6, 2022

Employment.png Canada/Minister of National Defence

In office
February 9, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Appointed byStephen Harper

Employment.png Canada/Minister of Employment and Social Development

In office
July 15, 2013 - February 9, 2015
Appointed byStephen Harper

Employment.png Canada/Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship

In office
August 16, 2013 - November 4, 2015
Appointed byStephen Harper

Employment.png Canada/Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

In office
October 30, 2008 - July 15, 2013
Appointed byStephen Harper

Employment.png Parliamentary secretary to the prime minister

In office
February 6, 2006 - January, 2007
EmployerStephen Harper

Jason Thomas Kenney is a Canadian former politician who was premier of Alberta from 2019 until 2022, when he was ousted by his own party, who were angry at his COVID policies, including his implementation of lockdowns and vaccine passports. He attended two Bilderberg meetings, in 2007 and 2014.

Federal career

Kenney was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1997, at the age of 29. He was elected as a member of the Reform Party of Canada, which later became the Canadian Alliance. Kenney supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq and suggested that the Chrétien government's refusal to support the war would damage Canada's relationship with the United States.[1]

On February 6, 2006, Kenney and Sylvie Boucher were appointed as parliamentary secretaries to the prime minister, Stephen Harper. That August, when two opposition MPs suggested removing Hezbollah from Canada's list of terrorist organizations, Kenney came under fire for comparing the organization to the Nazi Party.[2] Later, he rebuked Prime Minister of Lebanon Fuad Saniora for his criticisms of Canada, invoking the $25 million that the country received from Canada in reconstructive assistance during the 2006 Lebanon War.[3]

On January 4, 2007, Kenney was sworn in as the secretary of state for multiculturalism and Canadian identity and as a Privy Councillor. In this capacity, Kenney was the Harper government's representative to ethnic communities in Canada, and made frequent appearances at ethnic community events across the country.[4]

In early 2008, Kenney posted an announcement on his website, declaring that the Canadian government recognized the flag of the Republic of Vietnam as the symbol of the Vietnamese-Canadian community. Further, he declared that "attempts to disparage [the flag] are a deeply troubling attack on one of Canada's ethnic communities and on the principles of multiculturalism."[5] In May 2008, he made a speech at an veteran Army of the Republic of Vietnam rally, lending support to the program.[6]

In 2008, Kenney became Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet shuffle of October 30, while retaining responsibility for multiculturalism, which he had been given in 2007.

While speaking in Jerusalem in December 2009 about Canadian government funding of human rights organizations, Kenney said, "We have de-funded organizations, most recently, like KAIROS who are taking a leadership role in the boycott [of Israel]. We're receiving a lot of criticism for these decisions ... but we believe we have done these things for the right reasons, and we stand by these decisions." He later added in a letter to the Toronto Star that, "While I disagree with the nature of KAIROS's militant stance toward the Jewish homeland, that is not the reason their request for taxpayer funding was denied."[7]

Kenney was a member of the Canada Tibet Committee and hosted the Dalai Lama in 2010.[8]


In 2022, he was ousted by his own party, who were angry at his COVID policies, including his implementation of lockdowns and vaccine passports.[9] He was replaced by Danielle Smith.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
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The 62nd Bilderberg, with 136 guests, held in Copenhagen
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