Kathleen Ganley was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Buffalo on May 5, 2015. She was elected to her second term on April 16, 2019, representing the constituency of Calgary-Mountain View.
She serves as Official Opposition Deputy House Leader.
Ms. Ganley currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities, the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
During her first term she served as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and as Deputy Government House Leader.
Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Ganley worked with a private law firm as an associate, specializing in labour, employment and human rights law. Previous to this, she articled with the Provincial Court of Alberta from June 2011 to March 2012.
Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Ganley spent a summer as a caseworker with student legal assistance and as a research assistant with RESOLVE Alberta, a research network focused on ending violence against women.
An avid volunteer, over the years she has donated her time to participating in a variety of community activities, including providing student legal assistance, delivering patient care at the Foothills hospital, coaching swimming, counselling children’s day camp and assisting with community theatre.
In addition to receiving a number of scholarships and bursaries, Ms. Ganley was awarded the department of philosophy silver medallion and the University of Calgary undergraduate merit award.
Along with a juris doctor degree from the University of Calgary, she also holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a bachelor of science in psychology.
Ms. Ganley was the 846th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
February 27, 2020