Irfan Sabir

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The Honourable
Irfan Sabir
MLA
Irfan Sabir 2015.jpg
Sabir in May 2015
Alberta Minister of Community and Social Services
Assumed office
May 24, 2015
Preceded by Heather Klimchuk
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-McCall
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Darshan Kang
Personal details
Born (1977-12-19) December 19, 1977 (age 40)
Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Residence Calgary, Alberta
Alma mater University of Calgary
Occupation lawyer
Portfolio Minister of Human Services

Irfan Sabir (born December 19, 1977) is a Canadian lawyer and politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-McCall.[1][2] He is currently Minister of Human Services in the Alberta Cabinet.[3]

Background[edit]

Sabir was raised in Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, where he obtained an economics degree.[4] He moved to Calgary in 2004, and obtained degrees in social work and law at the University of Calgary.[4] In 2012, he began working at Maurice Law Barristers and Solicitors, where he specialized in Aboriginal law.[4] In the past, he has also worked for a Calgary homeless shelter and volunteered for Calgary Legal Guidance and Red Cross Canada.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-McCall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Irfan Sabir 3,812 29.95 +27.80
Wildrose Happy Mann 3,367 26.45 -3.79
Progressive Conservative Jagdeep Sahota 2,317 18.20 -11.09
Liberal Avinash Khangura 2,224 17.47 -19.22
Independent Burhan Khan 1,010 7.81
Total valid votes 12,730 98.50
Rejected, spoiled and declined 194 1.50
Turnout 12,924 42.90 -1.91
Eligible voters 30,125
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +23.51
Source(s)
"2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 

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