Jonathan Denis, Q.C.
I have spent my career in service to others in both the public and private sector. I look on each matter as if I were the client and how I’d feel in that situation.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan as the son of a Canadian soldier and a teacher, Jonathan graduated with degrees in business (finance/marketing) and law at age 24. Jonathan moved to Calgary after graduation and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001 and quickly became a key member of one of Canada’s top ten national law firms.
Jonathan was elected MLA for Calgary-Acadia (formerly Calgary-Egmont) in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. In addition to his duties as a legislator, Jonathan served in several senior cabinet roles, including Parliamentary Assistant for Energy, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Solicitor General & Minister of Public Security, Provincial Secretary, Minister of Justice & Attorney General, and Government House Leader.
Some of Jonathan’s accomplishments while in the provincial government include:
Introducing a new set of Rules of Court;
Funding new police positions to Alberta cities;
Reducing department spending by 39% while still achieving ministry goals;
Passing civil forfeiture legislation for seizure of proceeds of crime;
Improving access to justice by raising the limit at Provincial Court (Civil Division) to $50,000.00;
Amending election statutes to require better public disclosure of contributions; and
Passing legislation to crack down on impaired drivers.