Devinder Shory

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Devinder Shory
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Northeast
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Art Hanger
Personal details
Born (1958-08-03) August 3, 1958 (age 55)
Barnala, India
Political party Conservative

Devinder Shory (born August 3, 1958 in Barnala, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician, who represents the electoral district of Calgary Northeast as a federal Member of Parliament.[1] Shory held a consultation in Calgary with industry and business leaders from across Manitoba to discuss a renewal of the government's global commerce strategy.[2]

First elected in the 2008 Canadian federal election, he is a member of the Conservative Party.[1]

Mortgage fraud accusation[edit]

In May 2010, he was named in a lawsuit launched by the Bank of Montreal for an alleged mortgage fraud scheme. Court documents obtained by the CBC allege Shory executed legal transactions misrepresenting the true owner of five separate properties in the Calgary area. The Bank allege its loses from the scheme at $30 million.[3][4]

Shory responded in a statement on his website ""Through media stories, it has come to my attention that I have been named in a civil matter. I want to state that I have not yet been served with a statement of claim. When I am, I will defend myself vigorously against these accusations. I have done nothing wrong. Even the BMO was quoted in the Toronto Star this evening that: 'we do not allege fraud against him.' I want to personally thank the many constituents who have already expressed their support for me and for my family."[5]

Assault accusation[edit]

In November 2010, Calgary broadcaster, Kumar Sharma, accused Shory of ripping his shirt and punching him in the right chest and left jaw on the dance floor of a house party. Shory has denied these allegations and has accused Sharma of assaulting him. Police investigated the altercation and no charges were laid.[6]

Electoral record[edit]


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Devinder Shory 23,556 56.86% +5.33%
Liberal Cam Stewart 11,466 27.68% +7.43%
New Democratic Collette Singh 4,252 10.26% +1.33%
Green Sheila Brown-Eckersley 1,949 4.70% -0.84%
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Blanchard 204 0.49% -0.08%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,427 100.0%


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Devinder Shory 18,917 51.53% -13.33% $74,207
Liberal Sanam Kang 7,435 20.25% -1.81% $88,671
Independent Roger Richard 4,837 13.17% $65,270
New Democratic Vinay Dey 3,279 8.93% +1.09% $10,829
Green Abeed Monty Ahmad 2,035 5.54% +1.16% $25
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Blanchard 211 0.57%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,714 100% $87,091
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP Devinder Shory supports airport tunnel". Calgary Herald, April 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Ottowa Business Journal - Eye on the Hill: Feds funding business accessibility projects". The Ottowa Business Journal. The Ottowa Business Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "CBC News - Calgary - MP Shory accused in giant mortgage fraud". cbc.ca. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Legal Filings - Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - BMO v. Cochrane et al". Ernst & Young. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Devinder Shory - M.P. Calgary Northeast". devindershory.ca. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Calgary MP denies attack". The Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 

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