Kathleen Ganley

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Kathleen Ganley

Kathleen Ganley 2015.jpg
Ganley in May 2015
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta
Assumed office
May 24, 2015
Preceded byJonathan Denis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Buffalo
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byKent Hehr
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
In office
May 24, 2015 – February 2, 2016
Preceded byJim Prentice
Succeeded byRichard Feehan
Personal details
Born1976/1977 (age 41–42)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Calgary
PortfolioMinister 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.[1] On May 24, 2015 she was sworn in as the Minister of Justice and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for the province of Alberta.[2] 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.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Ganley was born in Edmonton and moved to Calgary before she turned two.[4] 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.[4] She also worked as a clerk in a provincial court.[5] Ganley gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Wren, in November, 2017. [6] [3]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Buffalo
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Kathleen Ganley 4,671 35.11 +30.15 $3,118
Progressive Conservative Terry Rock 3,738 28.09 −2.52 $92,068
Liberal David Khan 3,282 24.67 −17.35 $54,749
Wildrose Leah Wamboldt 1,351 10.15 −10.16 $2,900
Green Sabrina Levac 263 1.98 $500
Total valid votes 13,305 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 193
Turnout 13,498 41.0
Eligible voters 32,950
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +16.34
Source: Elections Alberta[7][8]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Calgary-Mountain View
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Thana Boonlert
United Conservative Caylan Ford
Independent Monica Friesz
New Democratic Kathleen Ganley
Liberal David Khan
Alberta Party Angela Kokott
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Registered electors / Turnout


  1. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/calgary-buffalo
  2. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet," CBC News, May 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "[1]," Alberta Cabinet press release, February 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Rachel Notley government features 3 Calgary MLAs in slimmed-down cabinet," CBC News. May 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Darcy Henton, "Kathleen Ganley is the new Justice Minister, Solicitor-General," Calgary Herald, May 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "[2].
  7. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  8. ^ "2015-2016 Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2018-05-02.