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Bas Balkissoon
Bas Balkissoon

Bas Balkissoon (born ca. 1952) is a politician in Toronto, Canada. Formerly the Toronto city councillor representing Ward 41 in northeast area of Scarborough, Balkissoon won election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on November 24, 2005 as the Liberal MPP for Scarborough—Rouge River. Image File history File links B_balkissoon. ... Image File history File links B_balkissoon. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength City of Toronto, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Scarborough (Dissolved), Ontario, Canada location. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Scarborough—Rouge River is a Canadian electoral district. ...


Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Balkissoon rose to prominence as the head of Scarborough Homeowners Alliance For Fair Taxes, an organization that challenged the province's property assessment system. In 1988, he ran for Scarborough city council in what was then Ward 13. With the formation of the new amalgamated city of Toronto, he was elected to Toronto City Council in 1997. As chair of the city's Audit Committee he was credited with uncovering a dubious computer leasing deal between the City and MFP Financial, which eventually lead to the formation of the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry. Balkissoon also served for a period on the Police Services Board on which he was critical of then-Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino as well as the Toronto Police Association and its leader at the time, Craig Bromell. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Scarborough (Dissolved), Ontario, Canada location. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry is a judicial inquiry into allegations of conflict of interest, bribery and misappropriation of funds around computer leasing contracts entered into by Toronto, Ontarios municipal government in 1998 and 1999. ... The Toronto Police Service (TPS), also known colloqually as T.O.P.D., formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the local police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Julian Fantino Julian Fantino O.Ont. ... Craig Bromell is a Canadian radio personality, who was notable as the controversial head of Toronto, Ontarios police association prior to his career in broadcasting. ...


On November 24th, 2005 Balkissoon was elected as the Member of Povincial Parliamnet in the riding of Scarborough Rouge River, replacing Alvin Curling who was appointed as the Canadian ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Balkissoon, as the Liberal Party candidate, won with 58% of the vote. Conservative candiate Cynthia Lai received 24% of the vote and the NDP's Sheila White finished third with 15%. Sheila White (born October 18, 1950) is an actress. ...


External links

  • Balkissoon's Provincial Page
  • Home Page
Preceded by:
Alvin Curling
M.P.P. for
Scarborough-Rouge River

2005–
Succeeded by:
incumbent

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Premier of Ontario - Biography of Bas Balkissoon (322 words)
After a distinguished career in municipal politics, Bas Balkissoon became MPP for Scarborough-Rouge River in a November 2005 by-election.
Bas was first elected as a Scarborough City Councillor in 1987 - pre-Toronto amalgamation.
Bas has served on numerous committees and boards including Toronto's Budget Committee, where he secured funding for 73 more front-line police officers, 64 more paramedics, 675 more hostel beds for the homeless and new programs for youth and children.
City of Toronto: Toronto history, Former City Councillor Bas Balkissoon - 2004-2006 (229 words)
Bas Balkissoon served as the City Councillor for Scarborough Rouge River - Ward 41 in the City of Toronto.
Bas was first elected in 1988 as a Councillor with the former City of Scarborough, and served in this capacity for three straight terms of office.
Bas was elected to the new City of Toronto Council 1997 and was overwhelmingly re-elected again in 2000.
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