|Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party|
June 4, 2017 – November 22, 2020
|Preceded by||David Swann (interim)|
|Succeeded by||John Roggeveen (interim)|
|Born||1974/1975 (age 46–47)|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Alma mater||University of British Columbia |
University of Toronto
David Khan (born May 17th 1974) is a Canadian politician, was the leader of the Alberta Liberal Party from 2017-2020. Prior to running for leader, Khan served as the party's executive vice-president. He was elected leader on June 4, 2017.
Khan does not support co-operation with the Alberta Party, but does support forging closer ties with the Liberal Party of Canada. Khan's leadership platform included a basic income pilot project, elimination of the small business tax, proportional representation for the Legislature, more free votes for MLAs, bringing private schools into the public system, and establishing universal pharmacare for those under 24.
Born in Calgary, Khan's father was an immigrant to Canada from Pakistan while his mother is English. Professionally, Khan is a lawyer who practices indigenous law and is fluently bilingual in both English and French. He is the first openly gay leader of a major Alberta political party.
He was previously the party's 2014 by-election candidate in Calgary-West and 2015 provincial election candidate in Calgary-Buffalo, finishing third both times. Khan was also the Liberal candidate in the December 14, 2017 by-election in Calgary-Lougheed. He again placed third, behind United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney and the NDP candidate.
2019 general election
|2019 Alberta general election: Calgary-Mountain View|
|New Democratic||Kathleen Ganley||12,526||47.32%||18.45%|
|United Conservative||Jeremy Wong||9,708||36.68%||2.24%|
|Alberta Party||Angela Kokott||2,345||8.86%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||203||86||7|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||38,316||69.63%||15.24%|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||1.43%|
|Alberta provincial by-election, December 14, 2017: Calgary-Lougheed|
Resignation of Dave Rodney
|United Conservative||Jason Kenney||7,760||71.51||+8.35[a]|
|New Democratic||Phillip van der Merwe||1,822||16.79||−15.24|
|Total valid votes||10,852||98.84|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||127||1.16||−0.30|
|Eligible voters / turnout||31,067||35.34||−16.01|
|United Conservative notional hold||Swing||+11.80|
- Swing is calculated from the sum of Progressive Conservative and Wildrose vote shares.
2015 general election
|2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-Buffalo|
|New Democratic||Kathleen T. Ganley||4,671||35.11%||30.39%||$3,118|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry Rock||3,738||28.09%||-2.58%||$92,068|
|Green||Sabrina Lee Levac||263||1.98%||–||$500|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||162||–||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||32,950||40.87%||-3.39%||–|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||-1.89%|
|Calgary-WestAlberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014: |
Resignation of Ken Hughes on September 26, 2014
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Ellis||4,836||44.29||−5.56|
|New Democratic||Brian Malkinson||337||3.09||+0.08|
|Alberta Party||Troy Millington||264||2.42||+1.45|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||17||7||1|
|Eligible electors / turnout||30,541||35.73||—|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−|
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