Ganley in May 2015
|Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta|
|Assumed office |
May 24, 2015
|Preceded by||Jonathan Denis|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Buffalo|
|Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Kent Hehr|
|Minister of Aboriginal Affairs|
May 24, 2015 – February 2, 2016
|Preceded by||Jim Prentice|
|Succeeded by||Richard Feehan|
|Born||1976/1977 (age 41–42)|
|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 Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Buffalo. 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. 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
|Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Buffalo|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Ganley||4,671||35.11||+30.15||$3,118|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry Rock||3,738||28.09||−2.52||$92,068|
|Total valid votes||13,305||100.0|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||193|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+16.34|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
2019 general election
|Alberta general election, 2019: Calgary-Mountain View|
|United Conservative||Caylan Ford|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Ganley|
|Alberta Party||Angela Kokott|
|Total valid votes|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined|
|Registered electors / Turnout|
- "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet," CBC News, May 24, 2015.
- "," Alberta Cabinet press release, February 2, 2016.
- "Rachel Notley government features 3 Calgary MLAs in slimmed-down cabinet," CBC News. May 24, 2015.
- Darcy Henton, "Kathleen Ganley is the new Justice Minister, Solicitor-General," Calgary Herald, May 24, 2015.
- "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
- "2015-2016 Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
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