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RISA’s Three Part Political Series Welcomes UCP Leader Jason Kenney
November 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
RISA is elated to announce the kick off to our three part political series. Our Primary focus is to promote and faciliate interaction, education and business opportunities between primary natural resource manufacturers/producers and the supply and service industry. We believe that interactive discussion about the challenges these sectors face in a solutions-focused manner could lead to positive action for our members, the industry and the Alberta Public.
We have invited Albertas political parties to discuss their provincial policy direction, government contract procurement, external trade opportunities and over all support of these economically vital industries in alberta specific to the Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry and Bioindustry sectors.
Please join us for lunch while we welcome UCP Leader Jason Kenney for an interactive discussion about the current economic state of Alberta, as well as what the United Conservative Government intends to focus on.
Jason committed himself to public life in the early 1990s as President of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, where he fought hard for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility.
In 1997, Calgary voters elected him to Parliament where he worked to unite conservatives nationally. Since then, he’s been voted the “best overall,” “hardest working,” and “most knowledgeable” MP by his colleagues. Jason was called “perhaps Canada’s best immigration minister by the National Post, and also led Canada’s two largest ministries: Employment and Social Development, and National Defence.
As Multiculturalism Minister, he helped to double the Conservative Party’s support amongst new Canadians. In March of 2017, Jason was elected leader of PC Alberta. He successfully negotiated a unity agreement between PC Alberta and the Wildrose Party, which was supported by 95% of members in both parties.
On December 14, 2017, Jason was elected to represent the people of Calgary-Lougheed and became Leader of the Official Opposition.