Darshan Kang at a Liberal Party of Canada rally for the 2008 federal election.
|MLA for Calgary-McCall|
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Shiraz Shariff|
|Succeeded by||Irfan Sabir|
|Born||1951 (age 63–64)
|Occupation||Real Estate Agent|
Darshan Singh Kang (born 1951) is a Canadian politician who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-McCall from 2008 to 2015. Prior to his political career he was a welder and a real estate agent.
Kang won his second bid for office in the 2008 Alberta general election. The election was a virtual rematch of 2004 with all candidates being the same. Kang defeated Shariff by 98 votes after returns in the advanced polls showed he had won overwhelming victories. Kang's numbers increased upon the official recount to 118 votes. Shiraz Shariff and the Progressive Conservatives challenged the vote in court claiming that the results of the advanced polling and special ballots was tainted. The challenge was unsuccessful.
In the 2012 provincial election, Kang was initially declared to have been defeated by Wildrose candidate Grant Galpin, but was later declared re-elected after all polling stations, special ballots and advance polls were counted.
In June 2014, Kang was acclaimed as the Liberal Party's candidate for the new Calgary Skyview federal riding in the upcoming 2015 federal election. He remained a provincial MLA until the 2015 provincial election in May 2015.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Calgary Skyview|
|The 2015 general election will be held on October 19.|
|Progressive Canadian||Najeeb Butt||–||–||–||–|
|Democratic Advancement||Stephen Garvey||–||–||–||–|
|Liberal||Darshan Singh Kang||–||–||–||–|
|New Democratic||Sahajvir Singh||–||–||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||–||100.0||$204,745.54|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-McCall|
|Progressive Conservative||Muhammad Rasheed||3,085||29.29|
|New Democratic||Collette Singh||227||2.15|
|Alberta general election, 2008: Calgary-McCall|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||4,161||43.16%||-0.44%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Ina Given||542||5.62%||-2.24%|
|New Democratic||Preet Sihota||275||2.85%||-1.63%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||68|
|Eligible electors / turnout||32,531||31.69%|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||2.69%|
|The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 230–233.|
|Alberta general election, 2004: Calgary-McCall|
|Progressive Conservative||Shiraz Shariff||3,195||43.60%||-26.55%|
|Alberta Alliance||Ina Given||576||7.86%|
|New Democratic||Preet Sihota||328||4.48%||-0.32%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||86|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||21,831||33.96%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-21.87%|
|"Calgary-McCall Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2012.|
- Renata D'Aliesio (March 8, 2008). "It's official: Liberal wins cliffhanger in McCall". Calgary Herald.
- "Defeated Calgary-McCall candidate claims election tainted". CBC News. March 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "Liberal incumbent wins tight race in Calgary-McCall"[dead link]. Calgary Herald, April 24, 2012.
- Wood, James (June 4,2014). "MLA Darshan Kang to Run Federally as Liberal Candidate in Calgary Skyview". Calgary Herald. Retrieved October 5, 2015. Check date values in:
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Calgary Skyview, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
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