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Janet2Janet Keeping is leader of the Green Party of Alberta. Active engagement in politics is the natural extension of Janet’s long-term commitment to human-friendly and healthy environments, social justice and true democracy.

Janet ran as the Green Party of Alberta’s candidate in Calgary-Foothills in the 2015 General Election and again in the 2015 By-election.

Follow her on Twitter @leader_janet

Bio:

Born in Montreal, as a child Janet lived in Quebec, southern Ontario and the Boston area. She obtained a B. Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971. In 1973 she moved to Calgary, where she took her Master’s in philosophy and then a law degree at the University of Calgary. After articling with the law firm Bennett Jones, Janet co-founded and became the first Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.

From 1984 to 2006, Ms. Keeping did legal research and public legal education for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law at the University of Calgary. In that position she worked on human rights, environmental protection and accommodation of Aboriginal interests in the context of oil and gas development. She was the Institute’s Director of Russian programs from 1994 to 2006, travelling widely in Russia to organize professional development seminars on energy regulation and policy. During that time, she was named Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia, and awarded the Medal of Service by the Academic Council of Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia.

From 2006-2012 Janet served as President of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership.

Janet ran in the 2012 provincial election for the EverGreens which has been re-named the Green Party of Alberta. In September 2012, she was elected leader of the Party.

Janet lives in the Hillhurst community of Calgary where she and her husband raised three children.

(Revised March 3, 2015)

1 week ago
Coerced tubal ligations: Did this happen to Indigenous women in Alberta too?

Janet Keeping writes the Premier seeking truth and reconciliation for Indigenous peoples in Alberta. - Team Janet.

I have today sent this letter to Premier Notley as well as Ministers Hoffman, Ganley and Feehan: August 21, 2017 To: Rachel Notley, Premier; Sarah Hoffman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health; K…

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2 weeks ago
Green Party of Ontario

One of the wonderful aspects of joining the Green Party is that you'll make friendships that last a lifetime. - Team Janet. www.greenpartyofalberta.ca

The #GPO team goes kayaking! Enjoying the last days of summer ☀️🌿💦

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1 month ago
Peter Bevan-Baker District 17, Kellys Cross - Cumberland

A great photo of our colleague, Peter Bevan-Baker, Leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island and MLA for Kellys Cross - Cumberland, who is the choice of his fellow PEI residents to be the ... See more

Happy Easter and Passover, and here's to a successful daffodil campaign for the CCS

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Stephen Gordon: Conservatives are dismantling their credibility in economics by campaigning against carbon pricing

Let's hope that Messrs. Kenney and Jean read the National Post. ... See more

Tories seem intent on using their time in opposition to weaken their advantage on free market economics

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1 month ago
Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 Feeding Power Grids in Europe

We've heard of this before. Car manufacturers and utilities, take note. ... See more

Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid.

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Adam Olsen, MLA - Saanich North and the Islands

Photo of our colleague, Adam Olsen, British Columbia Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. - Team Janet. www.greenpartyofalberta.ca

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1 month ago
Facing Facts: Alberta needs a sales tax

Adult analysis shows that certain other parties live in a parallel universe. But Alberta has a revenue problem, not a spending problem. ... See more

By Carl Svoboda, President of the Green Party of Alberta, and Critic for Public Finances August 3, 2017 Brian Jean, former leader of the Wildrose Party and candidate for leadership of the new Unite…

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Opinion: Don't repeat past mistakes in Alberta's best places

Kevin Van Tighem nails it again. http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-dont-repeat-past-mistakes-in-albertas-best-places

The best planning anticipates and prepares for future excellence. The worst simply perpetuates past failures. Recreation planning currently underway for the spectacular public lands of Alberta’s ... See more

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Peter Bevan-Baker District 17, Kellys Cross - Cumberland

Green Party of Prince Edward Island Leader and MLA for Kellys Cross - Cumberland, Peter Bevan-Baker, is proving to be the Obi Wan Kenobi of PEI politics. He is the first choice of his fellow island ... See more

#fanart for #realchange

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1 month ago
Amory Lovins: Nukes Not the Answer

Food for thought. The long-promised magic bullet of safe, cheap nuclear technologies has not yet arrived. https://www.ecowatch.com/nuclear-climate-change-2462663343.html

"Prolonging the operation of uneco­nomic nuclear plants does not help protect the climate."

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