Tom Kmiec was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in the mid-1980s. He studied at Concordia University in Montreal and obtained a Master’s degree from Regent University in Virginia, USA.
Tom is serving his second term on behalf of the residents of Calgary Shepard. He presently serves as the Conservative National Caucus Chair for Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and has previously served on the Finance and Foreign Affairs committees, the two most high-profile parliamentary committees. In his foreign affairs work, Tom was heavily involved in the passage of the Magnitsky Act that punishes human rights abusers overseas from using Canada’s financial system to hide their ill-gotten goods.
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 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.