Devinder Shory

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Devinder Shory
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Northeast
In office
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Art Hanger
Succeeded by Riding Abolished
Personal details
Born (1958-08-03) August 3, 1958 (age 57)
Barnala, India
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Neetu Shory
Profession Lawyer

Devinder Shory (born August 3, 1958, in Barnala, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Calgary Northeast as a federal Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2015.[1] Shory held a consultation in Calgary with industry and business leaders from across Manitoba to discuss a renewal of the government's global commerce strategy.[2]

First elected in the 2008 Canadian federal election, he is a member of the Conservative Party.[1] After redistricting, he sought reelection in the 2015 election in the riding of Calgary Skyview, where he was defeated by Liberal candidate Darshan Kang.

Early life and career[edit]

Devinder Shory was born in Barnala, Punjab, India as the second-youngest of eight children. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. Before immigrating to Canada he practiced law in Punjab.[3]

In 1997, Devinder was given the chance to upgrade his foreign law credentials through the University of Alberta. In 1998, he was called to the Alberta Bar and subsequently set up his own law practice in Northeast Calgary.[4]

Mortgage fraud accusation[edit]

In May 2010, he was named in a lawsuit launched by the Bank of Montreal for an alleged mortgage fraud scheme. Court documents obtained by the CBC allege Shory executed legal transactions misrepresenting the true owner of five separate properties in the Calgary area. The Bank allege its losses from the scheme at $30 million.[5][6]

Shory responded in a statement on his website "Through media stories, it has come to my attention that I have been named in a civil matter. I want to state that I have not yet been served with a statement of claim. When I am, I will defend myself vigorously against these accusations. I have done nothing wrong...I want to personally thank the many constituents who have already expressed their support for me and for my family."[7]

When the Alberta Law Society settled the case with Bank of Montreal on behalf of the 17 lawyers named in the court documents, only four lawyers were sanctioned and Shory was not one of them.[8] Shory is still a practicing lawyer.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Devinder Shory 23,556 56.86% +5.33%
Liberal Cam Stewart 11,466 27.68% +7.43%
New Democratic Collette Singh 4,252 10.26% +1.33%
Green Sheila Brown-Eckersley 1,949 4.70% -0.84%
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Blanchard 204 0.49% -0.08%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,427 100.0%


Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Devinder Shory 18,917 51.53% -13.33% $74,207
Liberal Sanam Kang 7,435 20.25% -1.81% $88,671
Independent Roger Richard 4,837 13.17% $65,270
New Democratic Vinay Dey 3,279 8.93% +1.09% $10,829
Green Abeed Monty Ahmad 2,035 5.54% +1.16% $25
Marxist–Leninist Daniel Blanchard 211 0.57%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,714 100% $87,091
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP Devinder Shory supports airport tunnel". Calgary Herald, April 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Ottawa Business Journal - Eye on the Hill: Feds funding business accessibility projects". The Ottawa Business Journal. The Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  3. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20140906094718/http://devindershory.ca/?page_id=2. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Law Society of Alberta v. Elander, 2011 ABLS 8 (CanLII)". 
  5. ^ "CBC News - Calgary - MP Shory accused in giant mortgage fraud". cbc.ca. May 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Legal Filings - Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - BMO v. Cochrane et al" (PDF). Ernst & Young. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Devinder Shory - M.P. Calgary Northeast". devindershory.ca. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  8. ^ "BMO settles with most in Alberta mortgage fraud lawsuit". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 

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