Tony Tang (politician)

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Tony Tang is a Hong Kong-born Canadian engineer and city councillor. He was elected as part of the Vision Vancouver slate in 2011.[1] He was defeated in his bid for re-election in the November 15, 2014 civic election, placing 16th in the race for 10 council positions with 49,414 votes.[2]

Life and career[edit]

A native of Hong Kong, Tang immigrated to Canada in 1969[3] and worked in the home construction sector for more than 22 years.[4] He holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia,[5] and studied art through the Alberta College of Art.[citation needed] An engineer by profession, he is able to speak Cantonese and Mandarin fluently and was a board member of the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association for five years between 2001 and 2006.[6][7] He was the chair of the Vancouver board of variance.[8] In September 2009 he was accused by Ray Tomlin, a member of the Vancouver Board of Variance who subsequently fired after the making the allegation,[9] of violating the Vancouver Charter by holding meetings in private.[10][11][12]

Board memberships[edit]

  • Hastings Institute Board[7]
  • Vancouver City Planning Commission[7]
  • Seniors Advisory Committee[7]
  • Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee[7]

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