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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)

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It’s time for the Premier to give British Columbians the certainty they deserve

Very unsurprisingly, the Liberals in British Columbia are attempting to deny the political will of the electorate by playing games around the appointment of a Speaker for the legislature. - Team ... See more

Over the last few weeks there have been many political pundits, reporters and commentators speculating as to what will transpire when the BC Legislature sits on June 22. Some have questioned how a ... See more

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Adam Olsen, MLA - Saanich North and the Islands

You can go home again after all! British Columbia Green Party MLA-Elect Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) attends the Saanich Elementary track meet. - Team Janet. www.greenpartyofalberta.ca

Saanich Elementary Sports annual track meet. We have a bright future! Thank you to all the teachers and volunteers who have made this event possible over the decades since I ran it in the early ... See more

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Federation of Young European Greens - FYEG

A national general election rages on in the United Kingdom. Green Party of England and Wales Health Critic, Larry Sanders, spoke about the need to protect the National Health Service. - Team Janet. ... See more

We met Larry Sanders - Health Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales to ask how does one reclaim the control over social services, specifically healthcare, in the times of wild ... See more

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International agency predicts 24 million renewable energy jobs by 2030

Renewable energy is now mainstream. But we need politicians to work harder on global warming. ... See more

An annual International Renewable Energy Agency report tallied 9.8 million clean energy sector jobs globally in 2015-2016, including 3.1 million jobs in the solar PV sector.

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Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Congratulations to our colleagues with the British Columbia Green Party who, a week ago this evening, became the first Green Party in North America to gain an elected caucus as three candidates won ... See more

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The town in Yorkshire that worked with nature to avoid the floods

I like this idea, and would also strengthen land use planning to prevent building on flood plains and, where possible, to remove vulnerable buildings from them. ... See more

While the sodden, submerged North of Britain was, literally, wringing out the old year last week, one notorious Yorkshire flood blackspot was celebrating staying dry – despite having been refused a ... See more

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Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Election Day in British Columbia is May 9, 2017, just days from now. Our Pacific colleagues with the British Columbia Green Party offer innovation in healthcare. - Team Janet. ... See more

www.bcgreens.ca/health

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Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study - BBC News

Cycling to work is preventative medicine. -Team Janet. www.greenpartyofalberta.ca

Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.

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Vihreät - De Gröna

2017 is a municipal election year in Alberta. Our colleagues in Finland achieved a major breakthrough in local government elections, garnering 12.4% of the popular vote, a thoroughly impressive ... See more

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Jennifer Holmes nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Abbotsford-Mission

The latest British Columbia Green Party Candidate is Jennifer Holmes. She will be running in the riding of Abbotsford - Mission. Election Day is May 9, 2017. - Team Janet. www.greenpartyofalberta.ca

ABBOTSFORD B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Abbotsford-Mission, Jennifer Holmes. Holmes has been a resident of the Fraser Valley for 15 years ... See more

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