Janet Keeping – Leader of the Green Party of Alberta

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)

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MEDIA RELEASE: Question of the week for GPA leadership candidates — On improvements to Alberta’s healthcare system

Healthcare is of prime importance to Albertans and the candidates seeking the leadership of the Green Party of Alberta took the time to articulate their views below. - Team Janet.

Question and answers of the week: On improvements to healthcare October 2, 2017 The Green Party of Alberta will be voting for a new leader in Red Deer on November 4th. To give party members and t…

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Janet Keeping Green Party of Alberta's cover photo

Banner of the Green Party of Alberta.

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3 weeks ago
greenpartyofalberta.ca

The field is now set as members ready themselves to elect Janet's successor as Leader of the Green Party of Alberta. Below is information on the last entrant into the race, Brian Deheer of Lac La ... See more

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Scotland to heat water using the Earth's deep geothermal power for the first time ever

Once again, Greens want to know what Alberta is doing about this opportunity. ... See more

Scotland’s first deep geothermal heating system – which will use the warmth emanating from the Earth’s magma-filled mantle – is to go ahead after the Scottish Government awarded a £1.8m ... See more

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Political Interference: What do Kenney’s Fiscal Plans Mean? | Vue Weekly

Our tax system is broken and it is obvious that the NDP, UCP, Liberals and the Alberta Party are basing future planning on wishing thinking about future oil prices. - Team Janet. ... See more

FrontPolitical Interference: What do Kenney’s Fiscal Plans Mean?September 14, 2017by Ricardo AcuñaAdd Comment Alberta’s broken tax system needs work before the economy can truly get back on ... See more

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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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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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2 months 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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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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