Tom Kmiec was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in the mid-1980s. Tom is serving his third term on behalf of the residents of Calgary Shepard. He is currently the Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

He presently serves as the Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and is the former Shadow Minister of Democratic Reform, Official Opposition deputy house leader, and co-chair of question period planning. He previously served as the elected national conservative caucus chairman. He served previously on the finance and foreign affairs committees, the two most high-profile parliamentary committees. Tom has championed greater awareness for persons with rare disorders as well as tax fairness for persons with disabilities through his private member’s bill that would improve accessibility to the disability tax credit. He has also worked on legislation governing equalization and in 2021 passed his bereavement leave legislative proposal for parents as part of a brokered compromise to pass federal legislation before Christmas.

He earned a bachelor degree at Concordia University in Montreal and obtained a Master’s degree from Regent University in Virginia, USA.

He has served for cabinet ministers both provincially and federally. He is a past policy manager with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the past registrar for the human resources profession in the province of Alberta. He is also a past board member with the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s southern Alberta chapter and a 2-time Kidney Marcher. Tom is a father of three living kids and lost a daughter to a rare condition called Patau Syndrome in 2018.



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