Darshan Singh Kang
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Darshan Kang is a longstanding community and professional leader in Calgary. As a former Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary—McCall, Darshan has extensive experience in public service and a strong track record of community involvement.
Darshan immigrated to Canada from India in 1970, after obtaining a pre-medical degree at the University of Indore. He first worked as a journeyman welder before becoming a commercial realtor; he went on to be named the top realtor in his company and the fifth highest performer in Alberta.
Darshan ran in 2004 but was unsuccessful; in 2008 and 2012, however, Darshan was elected to represent Calgary—McCall in Alberta's Legislative Assembly. He served on a number of standing committees as an MLA, including Public Accounts, and Families and Communities. Along with serving as the whip, Darshan is also the Critic for Transportation, Service Alberta, Infrastructure, Tourism, and Parks and Recreation.
Darshan has a long history of community engagement, and has been a member of the Saddle Ridge, Martindale, Castleridge—Falconridge, and Skyview Community Associations. He has also been an active supporter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and played a key role in raising over $1 million dollars for the Alberta Children's Hospital.
After his election in 2008 he worked hard to secure a provincial government grant for the Genesis Centre. He was also the lone voice who spoke in support of the Airport Trail Tunnel within the Alberta Legislature.