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Who is Hoang Mai?

4 October 2015 at 02:06 | 1522 views

Elected in 2011 in Brossard—La Prairie, New Democrat MP Hoang Mai has served as Official Opposition Transport critic since March 2014.

Hoang has led the charge to secure a federal commitment on replacing the Champlain Bridge and has strongly opposed the introduction of bridge tolls. He has also defended people’s interests when it comes to rail safety. As part of Tom Mulcair’s NDP team, Hoang is ready to continue fighting for middle class families in Brossard—Saint-Lambert.

Since his election, he has managed several portfolios as critic for National Revenue, deputy critic for Justice and deputy critic for Transport.

He was an NDP candidate for the first time in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was Treasurer and Vice-President of Communications for the NDP’s Quebec Section. He also established the Section’s Cultural Communities Commission.

Hoang studied economics before completing his Law degree and a Master’s degree in Private International Law at the University of Montreal. He then continued his training in international law in the Netherlands. In 1998, he joined Coudert Brothers, an international law office which took him to Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2001, he returned to Montreal to establish a private practice.

A sports enthusiast, Hoang plays hockey regularly. He has also volunteered as a youth soccer coach in Brossard and taught downhill skiing and scuba diving.

Born in Montreal in 1973 to Vietnamese parents, Hoang grew up and lives in Brossard.