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The Honourable Donna H. Cansfield, MPP is politician in Ontario, Canada, who has represented the riding of Etobicoke Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2003. Cansfield is a member of the Ontario Liberal Party and is currently a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty. from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario site File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... 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... Etobicoke Centre is a federal and provincial electoral district now part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


Before entering provincial politics, she was a school trustee, and served as trustee of the Etobicoke Board of Education and Chair of the Toronto District School Board. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, and as a Director of Beatrice House, a homeless shelter. Cansfield was first elected to the Etobicoke board in 1988, and became a Chair of the TDSB in 2002. In the 2000 trustee's election, she successfully fought off a challenge Ihsam El-Sayed, who was part of a group that opposed Cansfield's endorsement of the school board's gay-inclusive policies. Toronto District School Board is the English language public school board for Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In our modern society, gay is a word which can be used as either a noun or adjective. ...


Cansfield's political identity has been the source of some controversy in recent years. Until recently, she was a member of the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Notwithstanding her commitment to social liberalism, she was generally regarded as being on the conservative wing of the Etobicoke Board of Education, and was also regarded by some as ambivalent in her opinion of Paul Christie (who was appointed by the provincial government of Mike Harris to oversee and reduce expenditures in the Toronto District School Board, and whose tenure in office was reviled by most left-leaning trustees). The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Paul Christie (March 1952—) is a politician and administrator in Ontario, Canada. ... 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. ...


Notwithstanding this, her involvement in the education community led her to oppose the policies of the Mike Harris and Ernie Eves governments, and to run for the Ontario Liberal Party in the provincial election of 2003. She was initially seen as a long-shot candidate against high-profile Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Chris Stockwell. Following Stockwell's retirement amid scandal in mid-2003, however, she emerged as the frontrunner and eventually defeated replacement PC candidate Rose Andrachuk by about 4500 votes. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Energy Minister Dwight Duncan on October 23, 2003. 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. ... 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. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Hon. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cansfield was herself appointed as Minister of Energy on October 11, 2005, after the former minister Dwight Duncan was named as Minister of Finance. The Ministry of Energy in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for managing and improving the provincial energy utilities, Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Dwight Duncan Minister of Energy
(2005–)
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Donna Cansfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
Cansfield is a member of the Ontario Liberal Party and is currently a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty.
Cansfield was first elected to the Etobicoke board in 1988, and became a Chair of the TDSB in 2002.
Cansfield was herself appointed as Minister of Energy on October 11, 2005, after the former minister Dwight Duncan was named as Minister of Finance.
Economic Club Of Toronto - Speakers - The Honourable Donna Cansfield (269 words)
Donna Cansfield was elected as MPP for Etobicoke Centre in 2003 after serving constituents as a school trustee for 15 years.
Donna Cansfield was formerly the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and lead of the Conservation Action Team (CAT).
Donna Cansfield is well known as a tireless contributor to services for communities, families and, in particular, children, as a member and Chair with both the Etobicoke and Toronto District School Boards, President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association, Vice chair of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and in other capacities.
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