Honourable Jonathan Denis – MLA for Calgary-Acadia

Dear Lord, we ask You to bless the Honourable Jonathan Denis in the many duties he fulfills.   Give him clarity and the ability to make
good decisions.  Lead him into
opportunities that will benefit his constituents and the people of our
province.   Fill his heart with Your
peace and may he and his family be aware of Your love.  In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

Jonathan Denis, QC, was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta for Calgary-Acadia on April 23, 2012, and currently serves as
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General. In addition, Jonathan serves as
Deputy Government House Leader and is a member of the Treasury Board.

Jonathan moved to Calgary in
2000 from Saskatchewan, where he was born in Regina. Prior to moving to
Alberta, Jonathan obtained degrees in commerce and law. Before serving as a
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Jonathan was a senior associate
with the Calgary office of a national law firm, specializing in litigation and
government relations.

In 2009 Jonathan was appointed
a Queen’s Counsel of Alberta. He was also the president of a communications
firm and a director of the Institute for Public Sector Accountability, a
nonprofit organization founded to promote transparency and accountability in
the public sector.

Jonathan previously served as
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, where he exceeded targets for affordable
housing and reducing homelessness while reducing spending by 39 per cent. He
has also served as Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security and
parliamentary assistant for Energy.

An active part of his
community, Jonathan has been a volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Habitat for Humanity and the Canadian Cancer
Society. Jonathan has also been a health care advocate for patients throughout
Calgary. In 2010, he was recognized by Avenue Magazine as one of Calgary’s Top
40 under 40.

In
his spare time Jonathan enjoys keeping active and spending time with family and
friends. Jonathan is also an avid fan of both of the Calgary Flames and Calgary
Stampeders.