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Hon. Belinda Caroline Stronach
Belinda Stronach

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Member of Parliament
for Newmarket-Aurora
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2004 election
Preceded by first member

Born May 2, 1966 (1966-05-02) (age 41)
Newmarket, Ontario
Political party Conservative (2004-2005)
Liberal (2005-)
Spouse (Twice divorced) Donald J. Walker and Johann Olav Koss
Profession CEO, Magna International

Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businessperson, philanthropist, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. From May 17, 2005 to February 6, 2006, she was the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal. According to Canadian protocol, as a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, she is styled The Honourable Belinda Stronach. Newmarket—Aurora is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, containing the cities of Newmarket and Aurora. ... Open seat redirects here. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. ... Magna International Inc. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A businessperson is a generic term for someone who is employed at a profit-oriented enterprise, or more specifically, someone who is involved in the management (at any level) of a company. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal is a portfolio in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the...

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Background

Stronach is the daughter of Magna International founder Frank Stronach, and is the former president and chief executive officer of the company. She graduated from Newmarket High School and attended York University in 1985, where she studied business and economics, but dropped out after one year to work at Magna. She speaks English and German fluently. Magna International Inc. ... Frank Stronach, CM (born September 6, 1932 as Franz Strohsack) is an Austrian and Canadian businessman. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Newmarket High School is an Ontario secondary school located at 505 Pickering Crescent, off Mulock Drive in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. ... York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music...


Business and public life

Stronach was a member of the board of directors of Magna from 1988 until 2004. She became a vice-president of the company in 1995 and executive vice-president in 1999, until her appointment as president and chief executive officer. She has chaired the boards of Decoma International Inc., Tesma International Inc., and Intier Automotive Inc., all in the auto parts sector. She was a founding member of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council and served on the Ontario Task Force on Productivity, Competitiveness and Economic Progress. She is a director of the Yves Landry Foundation, which furthers technological education and skills training in the manufacturing sector. Chairman of the Board redirects here. ...


In February 2001, she was appointed chief executive officer of Magna, succeeding her ex-husband Donald J. Walker (who became CEO of Magna spinoff Intier Automotive Inc.), and in January 2002, she also became its president. While CEO, the company added 3,000 jobs in Canada, 1,000 of them being in the Newmarket-Aurora area she now represents in Parliament. In addition, under her leadership Magna had record sales and profits each year. Some attributed her success to her father's continued control of the company despite holding no formal operational role; during her reign at Magna, Frank Stronach remained as Chairman of the Board.


As a CEO, Stronach was more conciliatory to organized labour than her father, who was noted for his strong opposition to unions at Magna. While head of Magna, she ceased fighting the United Auto Workers in a dispute before the National Labor Relations Board, and the union organized numerous Magna workers in the United States. The labor movement (or labour movement) is a broad term for the development of a collective organization of working people, to campaign in their own interest for better treatment from their employers and political governments. ... The United Auto Workers (UAW), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, The UAW has approximately 540,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada... The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent agency of the United States Government charged with conducting elections for union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor practices. ...


Philanthropy and honours

In 2001, the National Post named Stronach as the most powerful businesswoman in Canada; and, in the same year, the World Economic Forum named her a "Global Leader of Tomorrow". Fortune Magazine ranked her #2 in its list of the world's most powerful women in business in 2002. She was also named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40". In April 2004, Time Magazine ranked her as one of the world's 100 most influential people. The National Post is a Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Toronto. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Stronach is honorary chair of the Southlake Regional Health Centre fundraising campaign and a former honorary chair of the Howdown fundraising campaign. In 2003, she received one of Canada's oldest and most distinguished awards, the Beth Shalom Humanitarian Award, presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in humanitarian service. She is a close friend of former U.S. President Bill Clinton,[1] former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and former Ontario Premier Mike Harris. Southlake Regional Health Centre (formerly York County Hospital) is a hospital located in Newmarket, Ontario. ... Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. ... Humanitarianism is the view that all people should be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve as human beings, and that advancing the well-being of humanity is a noble goal. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (predominantly known as Brian Mulroney) (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ...


On November 9, 2006 she co-chaired the Millennium Promise Convention in Montreal with Canadian Television personality Rick Mercer. This event was a national campaign to enlist Canadians to help protect children in Africa from the ravages of malaria.[2] is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Vincent Rick Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ...


Personal life

Stronach is twice divorced; her first husband was current Magna CEO Donald J. Walker and her second was Norwegian speed skating legend Johann Olav Koss. She has two children from her first marriage, Frank and Nikki. Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. ...


In a Toronto Star interview published January 8, 2005, Stronach confirmed that she was dating deputy Conservative leader Peter MacKay. After she left the Conservative Party, the Canadian Press reported that she and MacKay were taking "a break from their relationship". The National Post reported that MacKay was "gobsmacked" by her decision to join the Liberals. In October 2006, there was further fallout from this relationship, when backbench MP Mark Holland said that a Liberal colleague, David McGuinty asked MacKay about the impact of pollution on humans and animals by asking, "What about your dog?", in a joking manner (MacKay had been featured allegedly "posing" with his dog in the National Post newspaper after Stronach's defection). That is when Holland claims that MacKay made reference to Stronach's empty chair (as she was absent that day) and said "You already have her". Holland lodged a complaint with the Commons Speaker and demanded an apology be made by MacKay. In an interview with the press the following day, Stronach said that the comment is disrespectful not only to her, but to women and Canadians. She demanded an apology herself, which she would accept if given. MacKay has denied directly referring to Stronach as a "dog".[3] The alleged comment was not heard by Speaker of the House Peter Milliken and it was not recorded in the official Hansard. Afterwards, Milliken and his staff said that he could not hear the remarks on the tape recording.[4]. The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ... The Canadian Press (CP) is a Canadian news agency established in 1917 as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day to exchange their news and information. ... Mark Holland (born October 16, 1974) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Ajax-Pickering. ... David J. McGuinty (born February 25, 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and the brother of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. ... Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP, BA , MA , LL.B (born November 12, 1946) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ...


On September 21, 2006, the Globe and Mail reported that Stronach has a relationship with former Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player Tie Domi.[5] On September 26, 2006, these allegations were also made by Tie Domi's ex-partner, who is seeking to recover in the civil courts.[6] Though Stronach has refused to comment on the issue, along with other alleged romantic partners, she has stated "Let's face it. I don't sit at home and knit on Friday nights."A decade before Belinda Stronach met Tie Domi, she had an affair with another ex-NHL player, Jerome Dupont; his ex-wife says. "It's obviously a pattern for her," said Caroline Dupont, who has two children, aged 15 and 17, with the former Leaf and Chicago Blackhawk.[7] In September of 2007, newspapers reported that Stronach and Domi were no longer dating. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Tahir Tie Domi (born November 1, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


In January, 2004, Larry Zolf of CBC news reported that Stronach admitted that she used marijuana.[8] CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


Cancer diagnosis

On June 23, 2007, the Toronto Star reported that Stronach had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a form of breast cancer, in April 2007, and had undergone a mastectomy on June 19 in an undisclosed Toronto hospital. [9] is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... In medicine, mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to a September 14, 2007 article from CTV News, Stronach travelled to the United States for breast cancer surgery in June of 2007. According to the article, Stronach's spokesperson Greg MacEachern said that the United States was the best place to have this type of surgery done. The article also says that Stronach paid for the surgery out of her own pocket. [10] CTV National News is a newscast on CTV, which airs at 11pm local time on the main network across Canada. ...


Political career

Early political career

In the 2000 Canadian Alliance leadership election, she supported Preston Manning. In his memoir Think Big, Manning recalls Stronach at his second-ballot campaign launch in Toronto delivering "a substantive introduction in which she clearly explained why she wanted the Alliance and my candidacy to succeed", and he later thanked her for "unflagging support" in that campaign. The 1987 founding convention of the Reform Party of Canada elected Preston Manning as party leader by acclamation. ... Ernest Preston Manning (born June 10, 1942, in Edmonton, Alberta), is a right-wing populist Canadian politician. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ...


Conservative leadership bid

Throughout the summer and into the fall of 2003, talks were undertaken by officials of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance with respect to a merger of those parties. Vote-splitting between the two right-wing parties had enabled the Liberals to dominate Canadian politics for a decade. Meetings between the parties were overseen by a facilitator, who was later revealed to have been Stronach. She was among many who had called for PC leader Peter MacKay and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper to undertake the merger talks in the first place. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


In 2004, Stronach contested the leadership of the newly formed Conservative Party. As a candidate for leadership of the new party, she drew a great deal of publicity to the race. However, many in the media saw her first foray into politics as sophomoric, flubbing obviously-practiced lines, and approaching the podium well before the teleprompter was ready. In one of her first appearances, Stronach stood before the microphone mute for several minutes before the prompter began. The 2004 Conservative Party of Canada leadership election took place on March 20, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, and resulted in the election of Stephen Harper as the first leader of the new Canadian Conservative Party. ... Schematic representation: A teleprompter (also known as an autocue) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. ...


Critics also accused her of being a "manufactured candidate", dependent on a high-priced network of professional campaign staff and Magna associates. Insinuations about her paid membership organizers in the province of Quebec hit particularly hard, recalling to some Tom Long's controversial 2000 Canadian Alliance leadership campaign. This article is about the Canadian province. ... Tom Long (born 1958) is a Canadian political strategist. ... The 1987 founding convention of the Reform Party of Canada elected Preston Manning as party leader by acclamation. ...


Some of the media reaction to Stronach's candidacy was criticized. Casting Stronach as an "heiress" with a "coddled career" — to the point of joking comparisons to Paris Hilton — and the attention paid to her physical appearance and personal life, was described by a commentator as patronizing and sexist. [11] The Canadian media, though generally considered to exercise much greater reserve and discretion about the private lives of public figures than the media of other countries, paid considerable attention to rumours and innuendo about Stronach's personal life, particularly her relationship with Bill Clinton - a story that has received the attention of the New York Times following a dinner at B.L.T. Steak in Midtown Manhattan at which Clinton and Stronach attended. Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


Supporters touted her youth and style, corporate experience, private life as a "soccer mom", and her potential to win new and swing voters, especially moderate, socially progressive voters in the province of Ontario. In North American social, cultural and political discourse, soccer mom (and less used soccer dad for the male equivalent) refers broadly to a demographic group of middle- or upper-middle class women with school-age children. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Swing vote is a multi-genre band with Jack, Marc, Ryan and Alex hailing from New Jersey. ...


On February 11, 2004, she declined to participate in a debate between the Conservative party candidates, leaving Tony Clement and Stephen Harper to debate each other on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast. She later also skipped a March 14 debate on the Global Television Network. She argued that she ought only to participate in party-sponsored debates, rather than picking and choosing among those organized by outside sponsors. Critics saw this as her way of avoiding a debate with the other two candidates. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ...


In her major speech at the leadership convention on March 19, 2004, she promised to serve only two terms if she became Prime Minister, and to draw no salary. She made a major gesture of "throwing away the script", but then undercut this when she was seen referring to cue cards. On March 20, 2004, she finished second to Harper with 35% of the vote. is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 2004 federal election, she was narrowly elected as the MP for Newmarket—Aurora by a margin of 689 votes over Liberal Martha Hall Findlay. She was appointed the International Trade critic in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Newmarket—Aurora is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... Martha Hall Findlay Martha Hall Findlay (born August 17, 1959) is a Canadian lawyer, businesswoman and politician. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... The outgoing Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is listed below. ...


Political positions as an MP

Before crossing the floor of the House of Commons, Stronach represented the socially liberal face of the Conservative Party. Along with Peter MacKay, she was seen as giving the Conservatives a more progressive image. Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


Stronach was generally to the left of her Conservative caucus colleagues, supporting abortion rights, gun control and same-sex marriage. During her Conservative leadership campaign, she called for a free vote in parliament, with votes cast individually and not along party lines, on same-sex marriage. She spoke and voted in favour of same-sex marriage when the issue came to the House of Commons in 2005; a position she re-affirmed as a Liberal in 2006. Social conservative elements in Canada were critical of Stronach, calling her a "Red Tory". During Stronach's leadership campaign, REAL Women of Canada said: "If Ms. Stronach is elected as leader of the Conservative Party, social conservatives will no longer have a voice in Canada." [5] Stronach, for her part, promised after the leadership race that she would do her best to keep the party from moving too far to the right.[12] She cited discomfort with Stephen Harper and the Conservatives policies as one of her reasons for crossing the floor. Left wing redirects here. ... Gun politics in Canada is controversial, though less contentious than it is in the United States. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are each expected to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party. ... Social conservatism is a belief in traditional morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... The Red Tory Tradition: Ancient Roots-New Routes, by Ron Dart Red Tory is a term given to a political philosophy, tradition, and disposition in Canada. ... REAL Women of Canada is a socially conservative lobby group in Canada. ... “Right wing” redirects here. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Stronach supports trade with the United States but would like to re-examine and review parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to ensure, in her view, that Canadians can stand on a more equal footing with U.S. competitors. She has not offered any specific details on this plan. During her leadership campaign she said the country needed to consider changes to the Medicare system that would respect the principles of the Canada Health Act "as our standard, not our straitjacket".[13] NAFTA redirects here. ... The term medicare (in lowercase) (French: assurance maladie) is the unofficial name for Canadas universal public health insurance system. ... The Canada Health Act is a piece of Canadian federal legislation, adopted in 1984, that lists the conditions and criteria to which the provinces and territories must conform in order to receive the full amount of negotiated transfer payments relating to health care. ...


Crossing the floor

In May 2005, Stronach suggested publicly that forcing an early election, especially before passing that year's federal budget, was risky and could backfire on the Tories.[14] Harper wanted to force an early election in the wake of testimony at the Gomery Commission damaging to the Liberals. The Tories planned to bring down the government by voting against an amendment to the budget that the Liberals had made to gain New Democratic Party (NDP) support. Since this would be a loss of supply, it would have brought down the government. canada is the best but those fucking americans can die fuck sakes they should leave my country and stop bombing my people by a minority government in Canada since the budget presented by the minority government led by Joe Clark in 1979. ... The Gomery Commission, formally the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, is a federal Canadian commission headed by the retired Justice John Gomery for the purpose of investigating the sponsorship scandal, which involves allegations of corruption within the Canadian government. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Loss of Supply occurs where a government in a parliamentary democracy is denied a supply of treasury or exchequer funds, by whichever house or houses of parliament or head of state is constitutionally entitled to grant and deny supply. ...


However, on May 17, 2005, two days before the crucial vote, Stronach announced that she was crossing the floor and joining the Liberal Party. Her decision to join the Liberals was facilitated by former Ontario Liberal Premier David Peterson. Stronach immediately joined the cabinet as minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and minister responsible for Democratic Renewal. In the latter portfolio, she was charged with overseeing the implementation of the Gomery Inquiry recommendations, upon their release. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines, especially where this is considered unusual or controversial. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centre-left provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC , LL.B , BA (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... Hon. ... The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal is a portfolio in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. ... The Gomery Commission, formally the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, is a federal Canadian commission headed by the retired Justice John Gomery for the purpose of investigating the sponsorship scandal, which involves allegations of corruption within the Canadian government. ...


Her decision to leave the Conservative Party came after an uneasy relationship with Stephen Harper. In a press conference after leaving the party, she said that Harper was not sensitive to the needs of all parts of the country, and was jeopardizing national unity by allying himself with the Bloc Québécois to bring down the government.[15] She also stated that the party was too focused on Western Canada and "Western alienation" instead of having broader focus. Her disdain for Harper was obvious in her press conference with Martin; she never once referred to him by name, only as "the leader of the Conservative Party." The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... Western Canada, defined politically Political map of Canada Western Alienation refers to the concept in Canadian politics of the Western provinces, namely British Columbia (B.C.), Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, being alienated, and in extreme cases excluded, from mainstream political affairs within the greater Canadian system, in favour of especially...


Stronach's move shifted the balance of power in Parliament and allowed Martin's Liberal minority government to survive. On May 19, 2005, two crucial confidence motions were voted on in the House of Commons. The first vote, on Bill C-43, the original budget proposal approved by all parties, was passed as expected, with 250 for and 54 against. The second vote was on a new budget amendment (Bill C-48) that included C$4.6 billion in additional spending the Liberals negotiated with NDP leader Jack Layton, to secure the support of NDP MPs. It was on this amendment that the Conservative/Bloc alliance planned to bring down the government. However, the initial vote resulted in a 152-152 tie. It then fell to the Speaker, Peter Milliken, to cast the deciding vote, which he cast in favour of continuing debate, resulting in the survival of the government. The vote carried with a final count of 153 for and 152 against. For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 Canadian budget was the budget of the Government of Canada for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. ... The 2005 Canadian budget was the budget of the Government of Canada for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. ... John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950) is a social democratic Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party (since 2003). ... Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP, BA , MA , LL.B (born November 12, 1946) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ...


The Liberals used Stronach's defection to paint the Conservative Party as being too extreme for moderate voters in Ontario. The Liberals enjoyed a modest upswing in the polls after earlier being damaged by the early testimony from Gomery Commission. Some political pundits suggested that shortly after Stronach's defection would have been the ideal time for the Liberals to call the election, as Stephen Harper had lost some of his momentum after narrowly failing to bring down the government. Instead, the Liberals were forced into an election when they were brought down by a vote of non-confidence later that year, after revelations from the Gomery Inquiry damaged their popularity. Columnist Andrew Coyne suggested that while her defection helped the Liberals in the short-run to stay in power, it also made Martin appear as a "grasping conniver willing to do and say anything to hang onto power".[16] The Gomery Commission, formally the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, is a federal Canadian commission headed by the retired Justice John Gomery for the purpose of investigating the sponsorship scandal, which involves allegations of corruption within the Canadian government. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Andrew Coyne, MA , BA is a Canadian journalist and columnist. ...


Reaction to Stronach's move

Stronach's party switch mere days before the confidence vote made her the target of considerable criticism both within the Conservative Party and in the media in general. Many were cynical about her reasons for leaving and believed that her move to the Liberals was motived more by ambition than by moral or political principles. In a press conference following the announcement, Harper speculated that Stronach had left the party simply to further her own career. Some likewise accused her of being an opportunist who had never been a true conservative, but had been willing to use the party as a vehicle to achieve political prominence. During the confidence vote the Conservative caucus openly booed Stronach as she stood to show her vote of support for the Liberal government.


Considerable media attention was paid to Peter MacKay, MP, and the deputy leader of the Conservative Party, with whom Stronach had a relationship of several months. Interviewed the day after Stronach's departure from his party, he stated that he had learnt of her intention to cross the floor mere hours before the public announcement. In an interview conducted at his father's farm, MacKay showed discernible emotion.[17] Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


There was additional criticism of Stronach's attendance at a Conservative election strategy planning workshop on the weekend immediately prior to her switch of allegiance, prompting allegations of unethical behaviour from John Reynolds, the Conservative campaign co-chair. Some even accused Stronach of being a Liberal mole. John Douglas Reynolds (born January 19, 1942) is a Conservative Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


The day after Stronach crossed the floor, the reaction in Newmarket—Aurora was mixed. Some of her constituents were upset and expressed a sense of betrayal. Protesters picketed her riding office for several days, demanding a by-election. However some of her constituents supported her move because they did not want an election and supported the budget. A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


Stronach's move to the Liberal Party and the speed with which she was given a senior-level cabinet position renewed calls from both parliamentarians and the general public for legislation to prevent such "party-hopping." One month after Stronach crossed the floor, a private member's bill was tabled that would require a by-election to be held within thirty-five days of a member of parliament quitting a party. According to this proposed legislation, the MP would have to sit as an independent until the by-election. A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a backbench member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


NDP MP Pat Martin requested an investigation of Stronach, speculating that she had been promised a senior cabinet post in return for her defection. The Ethics Commissioner of Canada, Dr. Bernard Shapiro, refused to investigate her floor-crossing, citing that it was a constitutional right of a Prime Minister to appoint opposition members to Cabinet. Patrick Pat Martin (born December 13, 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... The Office of the Ethics Commissioner of Canada is a Canadian government agency of Industry Canada. ... Bernard J. Shapiro (born June 8, 1935) is a Canadian academic, civil servant, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1994 to 2002, and the first Ethics Commissioner of Canada in May, 2004. ...


The Conservatives targeted Stronach for defeat in the 2006 election as part of their larger goal of a breakthrough in Ontario, especially in the Toronto suburbs (popularly known as the 905s). However, while the Conservatives won a minority government, Stronach defeated her Conservative challenger, Lois Brown, by an eight-point margin. Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Cobourg, Ontario Area code 905 (1-905) (with overlay Area code 289) is a telephone dialling area for southcentral Ontario. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Chuck Strahl, commenting on his party's election victory, called it "poetic justice" that Stronach and Scott Brison would be going to the opposition benches. Strahl was referring to both politicians being rewarded handsomely following their defection from the Conservative Party, and he joked that they were "like fish out of water" when their party was defeated not long afterwards. Charles Strahl, PC, MP (born February 25, 1957 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967), Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ...


Characterization in the media

Some of the criticism of Stronach's party switching also came under fire. Political scientist Linda Trimble has argued that the reaction to Stronach's defection to the Liberals was "offensive and sexist", referring to the comments of two provincial legislature members PC MPP Bob Runciman and Alberta PC Tony Abbott. Runciman told the Toronto radio station CFRB that, "She sort of defined herself as something of a dipstick, an attractive one, but still a dipstick."[18] He apologized for his comments and later elaborated, saying that Stronach failed to adequately express her reasons for defecting from the Conservative Party. Abbott said that Stronach had "whored herself out for power."[19] He apologized for the statement the next day saying that the term "whoring" had been misunderstood from context, and noting that it could be equally used for men and women. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Robert W. Runciman (born in Brockville, Ontario) is a veteran Canadian politician. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... The Alberta Progressive Conservative Association is a provincial right-of-centre party in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Clarke Anthony (Tony) Abbott is a Canadian politician, who currently represents the electoral district of Drayton Valley-Calmar in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ... CFRB, or CFRB 1010 as it is often referred to, is an AM radio station in Toronto, Canada, broadcasting on 1010 kHz, with a shortwave radio simulcast by CFRX on 6070 kHz. ...


Women's groups argued that the media also unfairly characterized the transition. The National Post used the front page headline "Blonde Bombshell", and political cartoonists made reference to Stronach prostituting herself to the Liberal party. The National Post is a Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Toronto. ... This early political cartoon by Ben Franklin was originally written for the French and Indian War, but was later recycled during the Revolutionary War An editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is an illustration or comic strip containing a political or social message. ...


Stronach's critics downplayed the sexism of their remarks and they accused the Liberals of politicizing the issue in order to "legitimize" her crossing the floor. Stronach herself had stepped over several other women in her political career trajectory. She had defeated Lois Brown in the Conservative nomination election and barely won her seat in an extremely tight race against Martha Hall Findlay. Stronach's switch to the Liberals meant that Hall Findlay had to forfeit contesting the nomination process, while Lucienne Robillard lost one of her portfolios to Stronach.[20] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Martha Hall Findlay Martha Hall Findlay (born August 17, 1959) is a Canadian lawyer, businesswoman and politician. ... The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, PC, MP (born June 16, 1945) is a Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ...


Since she started her career in politics, Stronach has made several television appearances poking fun at herself. This includes appearances on the CBC television comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes and a skate on the Rideau Canal with Rick Mercer for his series Rick Mercer Report. She also played a political reporter in the television mini-series H2O:The Last Prime Minister. In November 2005 she appeared on an episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. At one point in the show, she remarked "You know, I recommended to Stephen [Harper] once that to rise in his polls he should take a little Viagra but the pill got stuck in his throat and all he got was a stiff neck."[21] Radio-Canada redirects here. ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. ... The Locks in Summer The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario on Lake Ontario. ... Richard Vincent Rick Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... Rick Mercer Report (or The Mercer Report; formerly known as Rick Mercers Monday Report or Monday Report) is a Canadian television comedy series which airs on CBC Television and the Comedy Network. ... DVD cover H2O was a Canadian political drama two-part miniseries that first aired on the CBC October 31, 2004. ...


As a Liberal MP

Although the Liberals lost the 2006 federal election, Stronach won re-election as a Liberal candidate by a greater margin than she had in the 2004 election as a Conservative. Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ...


Following the Liberal's defeat in the 2006 election, Paul Martin announced that he would be stepping down as party leader. It was widely speculated that Stronach would seek the Liberal leadership at the 2006 leadership convention, having been endorsed by such Liberals as Reg Alcock and Brigitte Legault, who heads the Quebec party's youth wing. Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... Reginald B. Alcock, PC, BA, MPA (born April 16, 1948) is a Canadian politician. ...


However, on April 6, 2006, she announced that she would not seek the leadership, citing her objections to the delegate-based selection process. "I could have raised the money, I was working on my French, but I realized that I was not going to be free to speak my mind on party renewal", said Stronach. She said that renewal would involve giving all party members a direct vote on its direction and leadership, among other things. "If there was a one-member, one-vote system, I would run."[22] However, a report by CTV reporter Robert Fife suggested that her candidacy was hampered by her weak grasp of French, one of Canada's two official languages, and the fact that she believed the Liberals would be defeated in the next election. Several Liberal Party officials had also warned that they would enforce the new rules, which placed limits on donations and spendings by contenders, which would have nullified Stronach's largest advantage over other potential rivals. is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... Robert Fife is a Canadian journalist and author who has been the CTV News Ottawa bureau chief since February 2005. ... Bilingual (English/French) stop sign on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ...


Not seeking re-election

On April 11, 2007, Stronach announced that she would not seek re-election, and will instead return to Magna International as Executive Vice Chairperson. This decision came at a time when Magna was in the midst of teaming up with Onex Corporation to consider a bid to buy Chrysler.[23] Stronach further cited the want to spend more time with her growing children, and the creation a personal foundation to end poverty and disease in Africa.[24] She has indicated she will remain in Parliament until the next election. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Onex Corporation is a Toronto based investment firm. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


References

  1. ^ Tony Allen-Mills. Bewitching blonde casts spell on Bill. Times Online. May 28, 2006. [1]
  2. ^ Belinda Co-Chairs Montreal Millennium Promise Conference. Belinda Stronach website (2006-11-09). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  3. ^ "MacKay denies comments", Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-10-19. Retrieved on 2006-10-20. 
  4. ^ Galloway, Gloria (2006-10-21). MacKay denies calling Stronach a dog. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  5. ^ Domi dating Stronach. The Globe and Mail (2006-09-21). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  6. ^ Stronach unfazed by adultery accusation. The Globe and Mail (2006-09-25). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  7. ^ Pazzano, Sam. Belinda had second Leaf. CANOE Inc.. Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  8. ^ Larry Zolf. Stronach makes it a race. CBC News. January 21, 2004. [2]
  9. ^ Susan Delacourt. MP Stronach is battling breast cancer. The Toronto Star. June 23, 2007. [3]
  10. ^ Stronach went to U.S. for cancer treatment: report. CTV.ca. September 14, 2007. [4]
  11. ^ Trimble, Linda (2004-02-14). Memo to Belinda Stronach: You're being framed. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  12. ^ Defeated Conservatives call for party unity. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2004-03-21). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  13. ^ Stephen Harper Promises To Privatize Canadian Healthcare
  14. ^ Push for quick election risky, Stronach says. CTV News (2005-05-03).
  15. ^ Conservative Stronach joins Liberals. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2005-05-18). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  16. ^ Stronach heading back to big business
  17. ^ 'My heart's a little banged up': MacKay. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2005-05-18). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  18. ^ Surprise defection triggers Conservative anger. CTV News (2005-05-18). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  19. ^ Sexism cited in reaction to Stronach move. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2005-05-18]). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  20. ^ Stronach heading back to big business
  21. ^ Stronach aims Viagra remark at Harper. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2005-11-10). Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  22. ^ Stronach will sit out Liberal race. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2006-04-06). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  23. ^ Globe and Mail 11 April 2007
  24. ^ Newmarket-Aurora Federal Liberal Association 11 April 2007

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