Tony Tang (politician)
Tony Tang is a Hong Kong-born Canadian engineer and city councillor. He was elected as part of the Vision Vancouver slate in 2011. 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.
Life and career
A native of Hong Kong, Tang immigrated to Canada in 1969 and worked in the home construction sector for more than 22 years. He holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia, and studied art through the Alberta College of Art. 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. He was the chair of the Vancouver board of variance. 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, of violating the Vancouver Charter by holding meetings in private.
- Hastings Institute Board
- Vancouver City Planning Commission
- Seniors Advisory Committee
- Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee
- Liking the view, Vancouver voted Vision, Globe and Mail, September 6, 2012.
- 2014 civic election results City of Vancouver, retrieved November 18, 2014
- Vancouver city council rookies acknowledge learning curve, Vancouver Courier, November 29, 2011.
- "Tony Tang - City Council". Vision Vancouver. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
- History could be on the side of Vision Vancouver council candidate Tony Tang, Georgia Straight, November 18, 2011.
- Jenny Uechi (November 10, 2011). "Meet Vision Vancouver city council candidate Tony Tang". Vancouver Observer. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
- "Councillor Tony Tang". City of Vancouver. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
- Tony Tang gets some name recognition help, Georgia Straight, November 15, 2011.
- Vancouver city council fires Ray Tomlin from the board of variance, Georgia Straight, September 26, 2009.
- Vancouver board of variance turns on Ray Tomlin, Georgia Straight, September 24, 2009.
- In wake of Ray Tomlin firing, city considers changing board of variance bylaw, Georgia Straight, October 1, 2009.
- Meet Vision Vancouver city council candidate Tony Tang, Vancouver Observer, November 10, 2011.