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Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney lands new gig at Calgary law firm

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Former Alberta Premier Jason Kenny will join the Calgary law firm as senior counsel.

The former United Conservative Party leader and 18th prime minister announced the development on Twitter on Wednesday, saying he was “very happy” to join Bennett Jones’ public policy group.

“Bennett Jones has deep roots in Alberta and a significant national presence. wrote.

Kenny said his relationship with Bennett Jones was reviewed by a state ethics board and found to comply with conflict of interest laws.

He said he would not engage in lobbying the Alberta government or its agencies.

Kenny isn’t the first premiere to join Bennett Jones. From 1971 he headed the state until 1985. Peter Loheed became a partner in the company after leaving public office.

Kenny’s time in public office spanned over 20 years, including state and federal politics.

He announced his resignation as prime minister last May after winning a narrow leadership review. Kenny resigned from his MLA with Calgary Lawheed in November.

Before taking the helm of Alberta’s ruling party, Kenny was the last leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, which merged with the Wild Rose Party to form the UCP.

First elected to the House of Representatives as a Reform MP in 1997, Mr. Kenny later became a member of then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.

In a statement, Bennett-Jones noted Kenny’s insight into how Canada’s energy sector can seize new opportunities, build partnerships with indigenous communities and attract investment.

Bennett Jones Chairman and CEO Hugh McKinnon said the former prime minister will bring both leadership and public policy experience to the company and its clients.

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