Jason Luan

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Jason Luan
MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood
Assumed office
Preceded by first member
Personal details
Born (1963-04-23) April 23, 1963 (age 51)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Calgary, Alberta
Alma mater University of Calgary

Jason Luan (born April 23, 1963)[1] is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Hawkwood.[2] He was appointed Chair of Social Care Facility Review Committee, Government Liaison of the Alberta Research and Innovate Authority; member of the Legislative Policy Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future; member of the Standing Committee of the Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. He also served as Deputy Chair, and later Chair of the Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee; member of the Standing Committee of Private Bills and member of the Standing Committee on Family and Community Services in.

Mr. Luan holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Calgary and has dedicated his career to public service for over 20 years, promoting healthy families and strong communities. He is passionate about community development, collaboration, cultural diversity and social inclusion. He is also a strong bridge for business, community and cultural exchanges between Alberta and China. Prior to being elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Luan served as a social worker for the former Alberta Family and Social Services, and then as a social planner for the City of Calgary, managing funding for nonprofit social service agencies. Mr. Luan is proud to have made a difference in many lives through his distinguished professional service and volunteer contributions serving his community. He was the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. [3]

During the fall 2013 sitting of the Alberta Legislature, MLA Luan brought forward Motion 513 on Heritage Language Schools. The purpose of the Motion was to assist and promote in the establishment of heritage language schools across Alberta. On October 28th, 2013, Motion 513 was passed in the House with unanimous support by all parties. [4]

MLA Luan also introduced Bill 211, the Education (International Language Programs) Amendment Act, 2013, in the Alberta Legislature for First Reading on December 2nd, 2013. This Bill also dealt with the topic of Heritage Language Schools and international language programs. Bill 211 outlined what is encompassed in the term “international languages program,” and mandated that school boards provide classroom space provided a minimum number of students were enrolled in an international language program. The Bill did not proceed to Second Reading as the fall sitting of the legislature adjourned on December 4th. In early 2014, a new session of the Legislature was declared, which meant that legislation from the fall 2013 sitting would not be carried over. [5]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Jason Luan 9,050 % %
     Wildrose David Yager 7,046 % %
     Liberal Maria Davis 1,629 % % *
     NDP Collin Anderson 893 % % *
     Alberta Party Kevin Woron 241 % % *
Evergreen Janet Keeping 198 % % *
     Social Credit Len Skowronski 105 % % *
     Independent Ed Torrance 99 % % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %