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Alberta provincial election elects three Muslim MLA’s


Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party has unseated Rachel Notley and the NDP in Alberta’s provincial election. Premier-designate Jason Kenney defeated the first NDP Government in Alberta winning 63 out of the 87 ridings.

Kenney’s win in Alberta is expected to be a major headache for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the former federal cabinet member repeatedly vowed during the campaign to challenge the federal Liberals on everything from the provincial carbon tax to how Ottawa distributes funds to the provinces for government services.

Prime Minister Trudeau has said he looked forward to working with Alberta’s premier-designate to grow the economy and create jobs.
“Together, we will address issues of importance to Albertans and all Canadians, including... taking decisive action on climate change while getting our natural resources to market,” he said in a statement.

Kenney’s UCP had 5 Muslim Candidates while the Liberal Party had 8 Candidates. The Alberta Party had 5 Muslim Candidates and the NDP had 4 Candidates in the election. The 22 Muslim Candidates ran across 18 ridings in the elections while competing against each other in 4 of the 87 ridings.

The final votes results had 3 winning MLA’S two for the UCP and one for the NDP.

Irfan Sabir
Irfan Sabir was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-McCall, on May 5, 2015. On May 24, 2015 he was appointed as Minister of Human Services, which was renamed Community and Social Services on January 19, 2017.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, he practiced in aboriginal law at a national law firm in Calgary beginning in 2012. Previous to this, he worked as a research assistant with the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary (U of C).

He also worked with the Salvation Army for five years and worked as a real estate agent with the Calgary Real Estate Board between 2006 and 2007.

In addition, Mr. Sabir has volunteered with Calgary Legal Guidance and Canadian Red Cross.

In addition to holding a juris doctor degree from the U of C, he has a degree in social work from the U of C and a degree in economics from the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.

Born in Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, he has called Calgary home since 2004.

Muhammad Yaseen
Muhammad is passionate and motivated to get Alberta back on track for us and future generations. He began his career in 1979 as a Field Technologist and after attaining a Master’s in Engineering and MBA, he went on to become a contract advisor in the oil and gas industry. With over 39 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas sector, his utmost priority is to build pipelines to attain market access for our natural resources.

Mickey Amery
Mickey is a proud, lifelong Calgarian and believes that there is no better place for him and his wife to raise their three children. He is a Lebanese Canadian. Mickey has a small law office in East Calgary, where he practices in the areas of family and real estate law. He is the son of Moe Amery who was a Progressive Conservative MLA for Calgary-East.