Jason Nixon

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Jason Nixon
MLA
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Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
In office
October 30, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Preceded by Nathan Cooper
Succeeded by Jason Kenney
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Joe Anglin
Personal details
Born (1980-05-26) May 26, 1980 (age 38)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party United Conservative
(2017-present)[1]
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose Party (until 2017), Conservative Party of Canada[2]
Spouse(s) Tiffany Nixon[1]
Children 3
Residence Sundre, Alberta[3]
Alma mater Athabasca University[2]
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology[2]
Alberta Construction Safety Association[2]
Profession Non-Profit Agency Executive [2]
Chief Financial Officer [2]
Construction Safety Officer[2]
Portfolio Chief Opposition Whip[4]
Awards Initiated in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (March, 2012)[2]
Website www.jasonjnixon.ca[1]

Jason John Nixon (born May 26, 1980) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.[2][3]

He was first elected as a member of the Wildrose Party in 2015, and then he served on the negotiation team that created a framework for unity between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.[5] The agreement was ratified and approved by the members of both parties in July 2017, establishing the United Conservative Party (UCP).[6]

After the merger, Nixon endorsed Jason Kenney in the United Conservative Party leadership election, 2017.[7] After Kenney was elected as the leader, Nixon served as Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta until Kenney was able to win a seat in the Alberta legislature in a by-election.[8]

Nixon currently serves as the Opposition House Leader in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.[9] He has previously served as the Wildrose opposition critic for Human Services and was a participant on the government's Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention, which was formed after the case of Serenity, a four-year-old girl who died while in government care, was uncovered.[10]

Nixon served for years as the Executive Director at The Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization.[11] Nixon is an alumnus of Athabasca University and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major),[2] Post Secondary Diploma in Business Administration (Management Major)[2] and National Construction Safety Officer.[2]

Prior to public office, Nixon owned and operated Nixon Safety Consulting Inc.[12] On December 30, 2008, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal found Nixon Safety Consulting had terminated their employee, Kori Harrison, at the urging of Navigator Development Corp after she had complained of sexual harassment from the on-site manager for Navigator, a sub-contractor of Con-Forte Contracting Ltd.[13] The Tribunal ordered Navigator and Con-Forte to pay Harrison lost wages, $14,144, an additional $15,000 compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings and self-respect, and $3,000 for improper conduct during the hearing.[14]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Jason Nixon 6,670 40.1%
Progressive Conservative Tammy Cote 5,296 31.9%
New Democratic Hannah Schlamp 2,789 16.8%
Independent Joe Anglin 1,871 11.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sign Up | LinkedIn". linkedin.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b "The average undergrad getting an online degree is older - The Globe and Mail". theglobeandmail.com. November 18, 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Wildrose caucus meets for first time; names senior shadow cabinet | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Progressive Conservative, Wildrose discussion teams set to take first steps toward unity". Edmonton Journal. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Alberta Wildrose, PC members overwhelmingly vote to merge". Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  7. ^ "Former Wildrose and PC caucus members endorse Jason Kenney, take shots at Brian Jean | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Nixon appointed opposition house leader - Mountain View Gazette". Mountain View Gazette. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Jason Nixon". UCP Caucus. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  10. ^ "Alberta government drags heels on child intervention panel". Edmonton Journal. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Jason Nixon". UCP Caucus. Retrieved 2018-08-02. 
  12. ^ "Harrison v. Nixon Safety Consulting and others (No. 3), 2008 BCHRT 462" (PDF). B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. p. 3. 
  13. ^ "Harrison v. Nixon Safety Consulting and others (No. 3), 2008 BCHRT 462" (PDF). B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. 
  14. ^ "Harrison v. Nixon Safety Consulting and others (No. 3), 2008 BCHRT 462" (PDF). B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. pp. 68, 71, 74.