Dr. David Swann – MLA for Calgary-Mountain View

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for
Dr. David Swann and his role in our legislature and in the city of Calgary in
the constituency of Mountain View.   We
ask that You would help him to act upon those things that are vital and of real
importance.  May his thoughts and plans
be guided by You and may he receive the strength that he needs today.  Bless him and his family with peace and
well-being.   In Your Name,  Amen.

David Swann was elected to his third term as a Member of the Legislative
Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-Mountain View on April 23,
2012. From December 15, 2008 to September 12, 2011, Dr. Swann served as leader
of the Alberta Liberal caucus, Her Majesty’s Official Opposition.

Dr. Swann currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on
Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.

He previously served as critic for Health and Wellness and Executive
Council. Additionally, Dr. Swann served as a member of the following Standing
  • Public
    Health and Safety
  • Private
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
During his first term Dr. Swann was environment critic and also served
as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment and as a
member of the Private Bills Committee and the Standing Committee on Health.

Dr. Swann graduated from the University of Alberta with his B.MSc. in
1971, his MD in 1973 and from the University of Calgary with his FRCP(C) in
1988. He practised as a family physician from 1975 to 1984 and then as a public
health consultant from 1988 to 2004.

Dr. Swann is active within his community and was responsible for
initiating the Healthy City Project in Calgary in 1987. He was also a part of
developing the first pesticide-free park in Calgary in 1998 and has been
involved in a number of anti-sanctions, anti-war movements from 1995 to 2004,
which included three trips to Iraq.

was involved in the publication of Finding My Voice for Peace (from
Canada and the New American Empire, ed. George Melnyk). Dr. Swann was also
honoured with the Gold Star Teaching Award in both 1999 and 2003 from the
Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Swann has been actively involved in raising issues of human security
and human rights both locally (farm-workers) and internationally (Darfur).

Dr. Swann and his wife,
Laureen, have three children. During his free time he enjoys peace and justice
work, music and singing, jogging, woodworking and writing.