|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Edgemont|
|Assumed office |
April 16, 2019
|Preceded by||new district|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Foothills|
September 3, 2015 – April 16, 2019
|Preceded by||Jim Prentice|
|Succeeded by||Jason Luan|
|Born||1962/1963 (age 56–57)|
Sangam Jagarlamudi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Political party||United Conservative|
|Wildrose (until 2017)|
Prasad Panda is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in a 2015 by-election, replacing former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, and the 2019 Alberta general elections to represent the electoral district of Calgary-Foothills. He is a member of the United Conservative Party. With his party forming majority government Panda joined the Executive Council of Alberta as the Minister of Infrastructure beginning on April 30, 2019.
In the by-election to the 29th Alberta Legislature, Panda was a member of the Wildrose Party and defeated former Calgary city councillor and Alberta NDP MLA Bob Hawkesworth by 1598 votes, winning 38.3% of all votes cast. In 2017, joined the United Conservative Party and became the party's energy critic. Panda introduced Motion 505, a resolution calling on the federal government to ban the import of oil from countries with a poor human rights or environmental record, and to facilitate pipelines within Canada to ensure better prices for Alberta oil.
|Alberta provincial by-election, September 3, 2015: Calgary-Foothills|
Voiding of general election results due to Jim Prentice disclaiming his seat
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||3,270||25.71||-6.65|
|Progressive Conservative||Blair Houston||2,746||21.59||-18.74|
|Liberal||Ali Bin Zahid||791||6.22||-0.94|
|Alberta Party||Mark Taylor||610||4.80||+4.80|
|Total valid votes||12,717|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots|
|Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+19.49|
|2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-Northern Hills|
|New Democratic||Jamie Kleinsteuber||6,641||38.2|
|Progressive Conservative||Teresa Woo-Paw||5,343||30.7|
|Total valid votes||17,376||100.0|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||160|
|Source: Elections Alberta|
|2012 Alberta general election: Calgary-Northern Hills|
|Progressive Conservative||Teresa Woo-Paw||6,144||49.02%|
|New Democratic||Stephanie Westlund||694||5.54%|
|Alberta Provincial Government of Jason Kenney|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Sandra Jansen||Minister of Infrastructure
April 30, 2019–
- "Wildrose's Panda defeats NDP in Calgary-Foothills byelection battle". Calgary Herald, September 4, 2015.
- "Report on 2015 Calgary-Foothills and 2016 Calgary-Greenway By-elections". Elections Alberta, November 15, 2016.
- Passifiume,Bryan:'Panda beats Hawkesworth as Wildrose wins Calgary provincial byelection' Calgary Sun, September 3, 2015.
- David Thurton,'It takes forever': Another delay hits proposed Fort McMurray oilsands mine'. CBC News, November 9, 2017.
- "Breakenridge: Governments should stand back and let energy economy take its course". Calgary Herald, June 6, 2017.
- "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
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