#12: Jason Kenney
Member of Parliament, Calgary Midnapore
Why he matters: Rallying the opposition in Parliament
@jkenney 48,800 followers
During the Conservatives’ decade-long reign, Jason Kenney held almost every key cabinet position, including minister of employment. With the Liberals now in power—and with heavyweights like former Finance Minister Joe Oliver defeated in the recent election—Kenney will take a prominent spot the opposition bench. He’s a likely candidate to replace Stephen Harper. Even if he doesn’t, he’ll be a loud advocate for fiscal prudence as the government pursues its plan for deficit spending.