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MLA David Swann, Calgary-Mountain View

Father God, we bring MLA Dr. David
Swann before you thankful for the place he holds in our Legislature and his
faithful service to Albertans. Bless him today with wisdom for the many
decisions he must make and the strength for the tasks before him. Help him to
take time away from his busy schedule to enjoy time with family and friends.

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 was appointed to the
Standing Committee on Private Bills on May 24, 2012, and the Standing Committee
on Families and Communities on May 28, 2012.

He previously served as critic
for Health and Wellness and Executive Council. Additionally, Dr. Swann served
as a member of the following Standing Committees:
  • Public Health and Safety
  • Private Bills
  • Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and
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

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.

He 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.

June 6, 2012