|Leader of the Green Party of Alberta|
|Preceded by||Larry Ashmore (interim)|
|Succeeded by||Romy Tittel|
|Political party||Green Party|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Calgary|
Janet Keeping was the Leader of the Green Party of Alberta, serving in this capacity from September 2012 to November 2017. Keeping was born in Montreal and has lived in Calgary since 1973.
She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a B.S. in architecture in 1971, and then studied environmental design. Keeping moved from Boston to Calgary in 1973 and earned a master's degree in philosophy prior to being admitted to the law school at the University of Calgary, where she graduated with a first law degree in 1981.
Keeping co-founded the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre where she was its first Executive Director and was, from 1984 to 2006, a Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL), housed at The Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. While at CIRL Janet Keeping was Director of Russian Programs and led several studies funded by the Canadian International Development Agency in which she visited Russia and collaborated with Russian lawyers and scholars. Additionally, she was President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership at the Centre for Constitutional Studies from 2006 to 2012.
Janet Keeping has lectured at The Faculty of Law, University of Calgary and was named honorary professor at the Faculty of Law, Tyumen State University during her time there as CIRL's Director of Russian Programs. In recognition of her legal work and scholarship, Keeping was awarded the Medal of Service by the Academic Council of Tomsk State University.
In September 2015, she was a by-election candidate in the district of Calgary-Foothills, but finished sixth with 3% of the vote. Keeping was endorsed as Leader of the Green Party of Alberta by Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Janet Keeping lives in Calgary's Hillhurst community where she raised three children with her husband.
|Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Foothills|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Prentice||7,163||40.3||-17.92|
|New Democratic||Anne Wilson||5,748||32.4||+28.71|
|Liberal||Ali Bin Zahid||1,271||7.2||+3.00|
|Total valid votes||17,761|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||93|
|Because Jim Prentice disclaimed his right to become an MLA before the end of the appeal period for the official results, this riding's election was declared void.|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
|Alberta provincial by-election, September 3, 2015: Calgary-Foothills|
Voiding of general election results due to Jim Prentice disclaiming his seat
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||3,270||25.71||-6.65|
|Progressive Conservative||Blair Houston||2,746||21.59||-18.74|
|Liberal||Ali Bin Zahid||791||6.22||-0.94|
|Alberta Party||Mark Taylor||610||4.80||+4.80|
|Total valid votes||12,717|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots|
|Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+19.49|
- "Leader Green Party of Alberta". Calgary, Alberta. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Green Party Leader to run in Calgary-Foothills". Calgary, Alberta: Green Party of Alberta. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Wildrose's Panda defeats NDP in Calgary-Foothills byelection battle". Calgary Herald. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- s 139, Election Act, Act No. E-1 of RSA 2000. Retrieved on 2015-05-13.
- "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
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