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 2012.[1]

Life and career[edit]

A native of Hong Kong, Tang immigrated to Canada in 1969[2] and worked in the home construction sector for more than 22 years.[3] He holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of British Columbia,[4] 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.[5][6] He was the chair of the Vancouver board of variance.[7] 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,[8] of violating the Vancouver Charter by holding meetings in private.[9][10][11]

Tang lives with his wife and their chocolate lab in the Quilchena neighbourhood of Vancouver, where he has resided for over 18 years.[6]

Board memberships[edit]

  • Hastings Institute Board[6]
  • Vancouver City Planning Commission[6]
  • Seniors Advisory Committee[6]
  • Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee[6]