Donna Kennedy-Glans

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Donna Kennedy-Glans
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary Varsity
Assumed office
April 23, 2012
Preceded by Harry B. Chase
Personal details
Born (1960-05-05) May 5, 1960 (age 54)
near Tillsonburg, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative (2012–2014)
Independent (2014)
Progressive Conservative (2014-present)
Alma mater Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Western Ontario
Profession Businesswoman, Philanthropist

Donna Kennedy-Glans (born May 5, 1960) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Varsity.[1] She was elected initially as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus, and chaired the all-party Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. On December 13, 2013, she was sworn into the Cabinet of Alberta to fill the newly created post of Associate Minister – Electricity and Renewable Energy.

Kennedy-Glans announced that she was resigning from cabinet and leaving the PC caucus to sit as an independent on March 17, 2014, in protest against the leadership of Alison Redford.[2] She officially rejoined the PC caucus on September 17, 2014, after Jim Prentice assumed the leadership of the party.[3]

Election results

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Donna Kennedy-Glans 8,099 46% *
     Wildrose Rob Solinger 4,586 26% *
     Liberal Bruce Payne 3,713 21% *
     NDP Jackie Seidel 855 5% *
     Alberta Party Alex McBrien 255 1% *
Evergreen Carl Svoboda 234 1% *
Total 17,742 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal Swing %


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