Donna Kennedy-Glans

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Donna Kennedy-Glans
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary Varsity
In office
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by Harry B. Chase
Succeeded by Stephanie McLean
Personal details
Born (1960-05-05) May 5, 1960 (age 55)
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

Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Varsity
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Donna Kennedy-Glans 8,099 45.90 +9.22
Wildrose Rob Solinger 4,624 26.21 +19.06
Liberal Bruce Payne 3,614 20.48 −26.85
New Democratic Jackie Seidel 817 4.63 +1.00
Alberta Party Alex McBrien 255 1.45
Evergreen Carl Svoboda 234 1.33 −3.87
Total 17,643
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.04

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