Hoang Mai (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brossard—La Prairie
|Preceded by||Alexandra Mendès|
June 14, 1973 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Hoang Mai (born June 14, 1973) is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Brossard—La Prairie in the 2011 Canadian federal election. Born in Montreal to Vietnamese immigrant parents, he and caucus colleague Anne Minh-Thu Quach were the second and third people of Vietnamese descent, following Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac, ever elected to the Canadian House of Commons.
Shortly after the election Mai was named to the official opposition shadow cabinet as critic for National Revenue. He was also the first Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) in the House of Commons. In January 2013, he was named Deputy Critic for Justice and began to sit on the Justice and Human rights committee. Since March 2014, he is the Official Opposition Transport critic, replacing Olivia Chow, who resigned and campaigned to become Mayor of Toronto.
He is member of the Canada-Vietnam and Canada-China parliamentary associations.
Mai ran in Brossard—La Prairie in the 2008 federal election, but lost.
He studied pure science and economics before completing his Bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s degree in international private law with a notary option from the Université de Montréal in 1996. He then trained in international law in The Hague. In 1998 he joined an international law office which took him to work in Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Montreal in 2001. Since 2002, Hoang has been a notary in private practice.
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Brossard—La Prairie|
|New Democratic Party||Hoang Mai||25,512||41.02||+28.31|
|Liberal||Alexandra Mendès (incumbent)||16,976||27.30||−5.29|
|Bloc Québécois||Marcel Lussier||10,890||17.51||−14.96|
|Total valid votes||62,194||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||569|
|Source: Official Results, Elections Canada.|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Brossard—La Prairie|
|Bloc Québécois||Marcel Lussier||19,034||32.47||−4.70||$55,711|
|New Democratic Party||Hoang Mai||7,452||12.71||+5.25||$5,453|
|Marxist-Leninist||Normand Chouinard||157||0.27||+0.08||none listed|
|Total valid votes||58,624||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||563|
|Electors on the lists||91,662|
|'Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada. Italicized expenditures refer to totals submitted by the candidate and are presented when the reviewed totals are not available.|
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