Dr. David Swann – MLA for Calgary-Mountain View

Father in Heaven we are grateful for Dr.
David Swann and the expertise and experience he brings to our government here
in Alberta that enables him to make decisions his constituents can be confident
in.  We ask for strength for him today
for all the tasks that are before him and direct his plans we pray.   Be with him and bless him with Your
peace.  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 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.

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.