MLA David Swann, Calgary-Mountain View

Dear Lord, thank you for MLA David
Swann and the position he holds. Keep giving him the wisdom and knowledge he
needs and help him make good decisions for our province. Give him the time to
enjoy the sports he loves. Let him know how much you care for him and we pray
you will keep him safe. 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 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