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Encyclopedia > Carolyn Parrish
Mark Critch (left), Carolyn Parrish (right) and a Bush doll, in a skit that led to her dismissal from the Liberal caucus.
Mark Critch (left), Carolyn Parrish (right) and a Bush doll, in a skit that led to her dismissal from the Liberal caucus.

Carolyn Parrish, BA , B.Ed (born October 3, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, former member of the Canadian House of Commons and former teacher. Caroline Parrish on This Hour This work is copyrighted. ... Caroline Parrish on This Hour This work is copyrighted. ... Mark Critch on This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mark Critch, a Canadian comedian, was born in Newfoundland and Labrador. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... 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. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... 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. ... A teachers room in a Japanese middle school, 2005. ...


Parrish studied at the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, graduating in 1969, and became a high school teacher. She served as a Trustee in the Region of Peel from 1985 to 1990, and was chairperson from 1988 to 1990. She was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in the 1993 election and was re-elected in the three subsequent general elections of 1997, 2000 and 2004. She ended her federal career representing the Mississauga, Ontario riding of Mississauga—Erindale as an independent Member of Parliament. Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... On the campus of the University of St. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Motto: Working for you Area: 1,241. ... 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. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories PC leader Kim Campbell. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000. ... 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. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Pride in our past, Faith in our future City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Mississauga—Erindale in relation to the other Toronto area ridings Mississauga—Erindale is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ...


She was largely unknown nationally until the eve of the U.S.-led Invasion of Iraq in 2003. On her way out of a meeting, Parrish was overheard on a boom mike saying "Damn Americans, I hate the bastards." She later told the media that her comments were directed towards George W. Bush and his administration and not the American people as a whole. Members of the opposition Canadian Alliance party called for her to be punished by then Liberal leader and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, but no punishment occurred. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Inside a condenser microphone. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The Canadian Alliance (in full, the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance) was a Canadian right-of-centre conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LL.L, LL.D (born January 11, 1934) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ...


After the widespread media attention on this incident, she remained popular in her home riding. After electoral redistribution leading up to the 2004 election, she faced fellow Liberal MP Steve Mahoney in a nomination battle and narrowly won. She was re-elected with 54% of the vote in the general election, against 32% for her Conservative opponent. The process known as redistricting in the United States and redistribution in many Commonwealth countries is the changing of political borders (in many countries, specifically the electoral district/constituency boundaries) usually in response to periodic census results. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Steven W. Mahoney (born July 18, 1947) is a Canadian politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...


In August, 2004, Parrish again created controversy by referring to those supporting the North American missile defence proposal as "a coalition of the idiots", mocking the phrase "coalition of the willing" used by Bush describing the American-led alliance in the invasion of Iraq. Paul Martin, who had succeeded Chrétien as Prime Minister, asked her to use more tact and discretion when sharing her opinions about such subjects but stopped short of asking her to apologize. A payload launch vehicle carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched from Meck Island at the Kwajalein Missile Range on Dec. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with multinational force in Iraq. ... Paul Martin (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and is the outgoing leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ...


Following the November U.S. election, she expressed shock at the re-election of George W. Bush. She said that "America is completely out of touch with the rest of the free world" and blamed this on collective "extreme psychological damage" due to the Terror Attacks of September 11, 2001. When Conservative Party of Canada members called on her to apologize for these remarks she said that such comments "are in the best traditions of free speech and independence of thought." These comments came just hours after Paul Martin warned his MPs in a private caucus meeting not to make incendiary comments in the wake of the U.S. election. Parrish explained that she wasn't at the meeting, but that even if she had been, it wouldn't have stopped her from speaking her mind. Presidential election results map. ... The attack on the North Tower, which was seen on live television by many people across the world. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Paul Martin (born August 28, 1938, in Windsor, Ontario) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and is the outgoing leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ...


On November 17, 2004 clips of a skit for the CBC television comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in which she stomped on a Bush doll and performed voodoo on its head, where, she said, "it would do the least damage," were released (the full version was to air on Friday, November 19). This again caused intense outrage from Conservative members and prompted Martin to ask for a meeting with her. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Cipher-block chaining ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a Canadian television comedy. ... A large sequined Voodoo dwapo or flag by the artist George Valris The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based spiritist-animist religious tradition. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


On November 18, a Canadian Press story quoted her as saying Martin, and those around him, could "go to hell" if they wanted her to stop making similar comments. She went on to say that she had no loyalty towards the Liberal Party and that if it were defeated in the next election she "would not shed a tear," as she had felt betrayed by Martin's lack of help for her during her nomination and election campaigns. In response to these comments, Martin, with the support of National Liberal Caucus Chair Andy Savoy, expelled her from caucus. November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 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. ... A caucus chair is a person who chairs the meetings of a caucus. ... Andy Savoy (born July 12, 1963) is a Canadian politician and engineer. ...


On November 19, Parrish spoke to the press about her expulsion from caucus. She said that had she been in Martin's place, she would have expelled herself. She went on to say, however, that the party under Martin had fallen into disarray and that Martin and his inner circle ran the party using guerrilla warfare tactics. She said she would still vote with the Liberals on the vast majority of legislation, but would now be free to express her views without fear of reprisal. November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Guerrilla War redirects here. ...


Though excluded from caucus, Parrish initially still sat as a Liberal in the House of Commons but became an independent on November 21 so that the speaker would give her time in member's statements and question period without the notice of the Liberal whip. A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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. ... The Chief Whip is a political office in some legislatures assigned to an elected member whose task is to administer the whipping system that ensures that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


On November 30, 2004, Parrish appeared on CNN in an interview with Wolf Blitzer and Tucker Carlson, defending her position against Bush and her recent actions that led to ousting from the Liberal party. She also defended the overall Canadian stance regarding the Iraq War and the National Missile Defence program. Several days later Martin appeared on Late Edition, with Blitzer hosting. Blitzer talked about several MP's attacking Bush and Martin replied that only Parrish had made attacks and that they had been condemned throughout Parliament. November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ... Wolf Blitzer Wolf Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist and author. ... Tucker Carlson Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is a libertarian-leaning conservative pundit best known as a former co-host for CNNs Crossfire, representing the right. ... Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer is a United States weekly influential television Sunday morning political show hosted by Wolf Blitzer on CNN. This shows slogan is The last word in Sunday talk and will make each Mondays news headlines. ...


In December 2004, Parrish announced that she would oppose the Martin government's legislation to legally establish same-sex marriage in Canada. Parrish personally supports changing the definition of marriage, but claims that her constituents are generally opposed to it. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...


On May 19, 2005, Paul Martin's Liberal government faced to two votes of confidence on its 2005-06 budget legislation. In the days leading up to the vote, Parrish said that she would support the government despite her difficulties with Martin's administration. Her support was critical to the government's survival, given the even division in the house. On the morning of the vote, Parrish informed a media representative that she was suffering from severe pain due to a medical ailment (there was speculation at the time that this was appendicitis or an ovarian cyst, though informed sources now indicate that it likely was kidney stones). Some media sources speculated that she could be forced to miss the vote, but Parrish denied this, claiming, May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Motion of Confidence is a motion of support proposed by a government in a parliament to give members of parliament a chance to register their confidence for a government by means of a parliamentary vote. ... Appendicitis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the appendix. ... An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid within the ovary. ... Kidney stones are solid accretions (crystals) of dissolved minerals in urine found inside the kidneys or ureters. ...

Come hell or high water, there's no frigging way I'm going to let one ovary bring the government down.[1]

She attended the vote, and helped the government to survive.


In July 2005, Parrish castigated Chief of Defense Staff General Rick Hillier as being "dangerous" and a "testosterone-filled general" after he made comments stating that a soldier's purpose was "to be able to kill people" such as terrorists whom he described as "murderers and scumbags." The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) is the senior member of the Canadian Forces and reports directly to the Minister of National Defence. ... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... General Rick Hillier, CMM, CD, B.Sc. ... Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. ...


Although Parrish has indicated that she was considering returning to the Liberal Caucus and remains to date a card-carrying member of the Liberal Party, an aide to the Prime Minister stated on July 29, 2005 that "He's not even entertaining the thought of welcoming Carolyn Parrish back to caucus". July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 13, 2005, Parrish's spokeswoman announced that the MP had sent a letter to her constituents stating that she would not stand for re-election. Published reports suggest she may run to succeed Hazel McCallion as Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario in the November 2006 municipal election. Parrish was the only one of four Independent MPs in the House to vote with the government against the successful November 28, 2005 motion of non-confidence that brought down the Liberal government. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mayor McCallion grants Jazz legend Oscar Peterson, a long time Mississauga resident, a civic honour. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Pride in our past, Faith in our future City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... ...


In the Canadian federal election, 2006, Parrish's most noted contribution will likely be as a Friday guest host representing the centrist political position on The Current. The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Current is a current affairs radio show hosted by investigative reporter Anna Maria Tremonti on the CBC. It airs weekdays starting at 8:37 a. ...

Preceded by:
Bob Horner
Member of Parliament for Mississauga West
1993–1997
Succeeded by:
Steve Mahoney
Preceded by:
formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre
1997–2004
Succeeded by:
abolition of electoral district
Preceded by:
formation of electoral district
Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erindale
2004–2005
Succeeded by:
Omar Alghabra

Mississauga West was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Steven W. Mahoney (born July 18, 1947) is a Canadian politician. ... Mississauga Centre was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Mississauga—Erindale in relation to the other Toronto area ridings Mississauga—Erindale is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... Omar Alghabra (born 1969) is the former president of the Canadian Arab Federation (2004-2005) and the Liberal Party of Canadas candidate in the riding of Mississauga—Erindale for the 2006 federal election. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Transcript of CNN interview
  • Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament

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Carolyn Parrish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1262 words)
Carolyn Parrish, BA, B.Ed (born October 3, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, former member of the Canadian House of Commons and former teacher.
On the morning of the vote, Parrish informed a media representative that she was suffering from severe pain due to a medical ailment (there was speculation at the time that this was appendicitis or an ovarian cyst, though informed sources now indicate that it likely was kidney stones).
Although Parrish has indicated that she was considering returning to the Liberal Caucus and remains to date a card-carrying member of the Liberal Party, an aide to the Prime Minister stated on July 29, 2005 that "He's not even entertaining the thought of welcoming Carolyn Parrish back to caucus".
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