|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Northeast
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Art Hanger|
|Succeeded by||Riding Abolished|
August 3, 1958 |
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. 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.
First elected in the 2008 Canadian federal election, he is a member of the Conservative Party. 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
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.
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.
Mortgage fraud accusation
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 alleges its losses from the scheme at $30 million.
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."
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. Shory is still a practicing lawyer.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Collette Singh||4,252||10.26%||+1.33%|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,427||100.0%||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Vinay Dey||3,279||8.93%||+1.09%||$10,829|
|Green||Abeed Monty Ahmad||2,035||5.54%||+1.16%||$25|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||36,714||100%||$87,091|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
- "MP Devinder Shory supports airport tunnel". Calgary Herald, April 1, 2011.
- "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.
- https://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
- "Law Society of Alberta v. Elander, 2011 ABLS 8 (CanLII)".
- "CBC News - Calgary - MP Shory accused in giant mortgage fraud". cbc.ca. May 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Legal Filings - Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta - BMO v. Cochrane et al" (PDF). Ernst & Young. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Devinder Shory - M.P. Calgary Northeast". devindershory.ca. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- "BMO settles with most in Alberta mortgage fraud lawsuit". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
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