|Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta|
May 24, 2015 – April 30, 2019
|Preceded by||Jonathan Denis|
|Succeeded by||Doug Schweitzer|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Mountain View|
|Assumed office |
April 16, 2019
|Preceded by||David Swann|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Buffalo|
May 5, 2015 – April 16, 2019
|Preceded by||Kent Hehr|
|Succeeded by||Joe Ceci|
|Minister of Aboriginal Affairs|
May 24, 2015 – February 2, 2016
|Preceded by||Jim Prentice|
|Succeeded by||Richard Feehan|
|Born||1976/1977 (age 44–45)|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Calgary|
|Portfolio||Minister of Justice and Solicitor General|
Kathleen Teresa Ganley (born 1978) is a Canadian lawyer and politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to represent the electoral district of Calgary-Mountain View in the 30th Alberta Legislature. She was previously elected in 2015 to represent Calgary-Buffalo in the 29th Legislature. She is a member of the New Democratic Party of Alberta. On May 24, 2015 she was sworn in as the Minister of Justice and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for the province of Alberta. On February 2, 2016 six new members were sworn into Alberta's Cabinet, and Kathleen Ganley retained the role of Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the province of Alberta becoming one of the first non-conservatives to be appointed since the early 1960s. The department of Aboriginal Relations was renamed to Indigenous Relations, reflecting the preference of Indigenous communities, with Richard Feehan appointed Minister of Indigenous Relations.
Life and career
Ganley was born in Edmonton and moved to Calgary before she turned two. She has degrees in Psychology and in Philosophy from the University of Calgary. She graduated from the University of Calgary faculty of law in 2012. As a lawyer, she specialized in labour and employment. She also worked as a clerk in a provincial court. Ganley gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Wren, in November, 2017.
2015 general election
|2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-Buffalo|
|New Democratic||Kathleen T. Ganley||4,671||35.11%||30.39%||$3,118|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry Rock||3,738||28.09%||-2.58%||$92,068|
|Green||Sabrina Lee Levac||263||1.98%||–||$500|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||162||–||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||32,950||40.87%||-3.39%||–|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||-1.89%|
2019 general election
|2019 Alberta general election: Calgary-Mountain View|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Ganley||12,526||47.32%||18.45%|
|United Conservative||Jeremy Wong||9,708||36.68%||2.24%|
|Alberta Party||Angela Kokott||2,345||8.86%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||203||86||7|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||38,316||69.63%||15.24%|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||1.43%|
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- Darcy Henton, "Kathleen Ganley is the new Justice Minister, Solicitor-General," Calgary Herald, May 24, 2015.
- James Wood (28 November 2017). "Justice Minister Ganley goes on maternity leave; Marlin Schmidt to take over". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 17 April 2019.