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Carl DeFaria is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Ernie Eves. A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1,076,395... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ...


DeFaria has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He worked in criminal and constitutional law before entering political life. DeFaria was also an instructor of the Bar Admission Course for the Law Society of Upper Canada. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ...


He first ran for the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1990, as the Tory candidate in the working-class riding of Cambridge. He finished a distant third, behind prominent New Democrat Mike Farnan and a Liberal candidate. As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ... Cambridge is the name of a federal electoral district and a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Michael Liam Farnan (born January 29, 1941 in Dublin, Ireland) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


DeFaria also ran for the federal Progressive Conservative Party in the federal election of 1993 in Mississauga East, but again placed a distant third, this time behind Liberal Albina Guarnieri (later a cabinet minister under Paul Martin) and a Reform Party candidate. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian federal election of 1993 was held on October 25, 1993. ... Mississauga East was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) currently forms the federal government under Prime Minister Paul Martin. ... Albina Guarnieri The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, PC, MP, MA (born June 23, 1953 in Faeto, Italy) is a Canadian politician. ... The Right Honourable Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


He was elected in Mississauga East by more than 6,000 votes over his Liberal opponent in the provincial election of 1995, amid a Tory sweep of the Mississauga region. A moderate, DeFaria was not promoted to cabinet in the right-wing Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris. The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Pride in our past, Faith in our future City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... 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. ...


DeFaria was re-elected in the provincial election of 1999, defeating his Liberal opponent by more than 4,000 votes. He supported Ernie Eves to succeed Harris as party leader in 2002, and was named Minister of Citizenship with responsibility for Seniors on April 15, 2002. His tenure in office was largely free of controversy. The Ontario general election of 1999 was held in the Canadian province of Ontario in the late spring of 1999. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In late 2002, he was criticized by some for issuing a pamphlet of Christmas songs entitled "Sing Along With Carl". One of the works was a Stephen Foster song from 1851, which referred to blacks as "darkies". DeFaria quickly apologized, claiming that he had not scrutinized the pamphlet carefully enough before its release. Stephen Foster Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 - January 13, 1864) was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of his era. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


In the provincial election of 2003, he lost to Liberal candidate Peter Fonseca (a well-known Olympic athlete) by about 3,000 votes, amid a general regional decline in Tory support. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Peter Fonseca (born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1966) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


His wife, Riina DeFaria, has also run for the Canadian House of Commons on two occasions. The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


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Carl DeFaria: Information from Answers.com (452 words)
Carl DeFaria is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
DeFaria also ran for the federal Progressive Conservative Party in the federal election of 1993 in Mississauga East, but again placed a distant third, this time behind Liberal Albina Guarnieri (later a cabinet minister under Paul Martin) and a Reform Party candidate.
DeFaria was re-elected in the provincial election of 1999, defeating his Liberal opponent by more than 4,000 votes.
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Between 1995 and 2003, Carl DeFaria served as Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, for the electoral district of Mississauga East.
Prior to his election to the Ontario Legislature, Carl DeFaria was a senior partner in a law firm with branches in Southern Ontario, practicing criminal, constitutional and international law.
DeFaria was an instructor and faculty member of the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a member of the Official GuardianÂ’s Panel on child representation.
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