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|
|Born||December 19, 1977|
Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Calgary|
|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. He is currently Minister of Community and Social Services in the Alberta Cabinet.
Sabir was raised in Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, where he obtained an economics degree. He moved to Calgary in 2004, and obtained degrees in social work and law at the University of Calgary. In 2012, he began working at Maurice Law Barristers and Solicitors, where he specialized in Aboriginal law. In the past, he has also worked for a Calgary homeless shelter and volunteered for Calgary Legal Guidance and Red Cross Canada.
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-McCall|
|New Democratic||Irfan Sabir||3,812||29.95||+27.80|
|Progressive Conservative||Jagdeep Sahota||2,317||18.20||-11.09|
|Total valid votes||12,730||98.50|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||194||1.50|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+23.51|
- "Alberta Election 2015 Calgary McCall: The candidates, the issues". Calgary Sun, April 24, 2015.
- "Calgary-McCall: Pakistani-born lawyer looks to bring jobs to riding". Calgary Herald, May 6, 2015.
- "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet". CBC News, May 24, 2015.
- James Wood, "Calgary MLA Irfan Sabir is new Human Services Minister". Calgary Herald, May 24, 2015.
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