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Hon. Giuseppe Volpe
Incumbent
Riding Eglinton—Lawrence
In office since 1988 election
Preceded by Roland de Corneille
Born September 21, 1947 (1947-09-21) (age 59)
Monteleone di Puglia, Italy
Residence Toronto
Political party

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Profession(s) Educator, school principal, teacher, vice-principal
Religion Roman Catholicism
This article is about the Canadian politician. For information about the opera manager, see Joseph Volpe (opera manager).

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Background

Volpe was born in Monteleone, Puglia, Italy, and moved to Canada with his family in 1955.[1] Several of his relatives were prominent figures in a local citizen's rebellion against Benito Mussolini's fascist government in 1942, the first such rebellion anywhere in Italy.[2] Monteleone di Puglia is a mountain town with a population of about 1,000 inhabitants[1]. The town is located in the province of Foggia, part of the Puglia region of southern Italy. ... Apulia is a region of Italy (called Puglia in Italian), bordering on Molise to the north-west, Campania to the south-west, Basilicata to the south, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) was the prime minister and dictator of Italy from 1922 until 1943, when he was overthrown. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ...


Volpe was raised in a working-class household. He holds Bachelor of Arts (1970), Bachelor of Education (1971) and Master of Education (1980) degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked in private life as a teacher. Volpe taught in Stoney Creek from 1971 to 1974, headed the history department of a secondary school in Etobicoke from 1974 to 1979, and was head of multicultural studies in a college in Weston, Ontario between 1979 and 1982. He worked as a mortgage development officer in 1982-83, and was vice-principal of the J.M. McGuigan Secondary School (which he helped found) between 1983 and 1988.[3] A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... The Master of Education (M.Ed or M.A.E.) is a degree conferred by American institutions for educators moving on in their field. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Stoney Creek was a municipality which is now part of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs Roy Cullen, Michael Ignatieff, Borys Wrzesnewskyj  - MPPs Shafiq Qaadri, Donna Cansfield, Laurel Broten Area  - Disolved city 123. ... Weston is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the north-west end of the city. ...


He is married to Mirella and they have four children: Luciano, Flavio, Letizia and Massimo.


Early political career

Volpe first became involved with the Liberal Party in the 1968 federal election, when he worked on Charles Caccia's campaign in Davenport. He ran for the North York Board of Education in the 1974 municipal election as a separate school representative, but was defeated.[4] He then campaigned for the Ontario legislature in the 1981 provincial election, and narrowly lost to New Democratic Party incumbent Odoardo Di Santo in Downsview. The following year, he supported David Peterson for the Ontario Liberal Party leadership.[5] In the Canadian federal election of June 25, 1968, the Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Pierre Trudeau. ... The Honourable Charles L. Caccia, PC (born April 28, 1930 in Milan, Italy) is a Canadian politician. ... Davenport is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The 1974 Toronto municipal election was held on December 2, 1974 in Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... William Daviss Progressive Conservatives finally won a majority government after winning only minorities in the 1975 and 1977 elections. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Odoardo Di Santo (born June 25, 1934) is a politician and administrator in Ontario, Canada. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Volpe increased his public profile during the mid-1980s as a result of his success in recruiting new Liberals from members of Toronto's Italian community. He helped influence several party nomination contests, including John Nunziata's 1984 victory over Paul Hellyer in York South—Weston.[6] Some questioned Volpe's recruiting methods and suggested that he was manipulating the system by signing up "instant party members", a charge that he denied. He endorsed John Roberts in the 1984 federal Liberal leadership convention, and threw his support to Jean Chrétien on the second ballot after Roberts withdrew from the contest.[7] John Nunziata (born January 4, 1955) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Paul Theodore Hellyer, PC (born August 6, 1923 in Waterford, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and commentator who has had a long and varied career. ... York South—Weston is a federal and Ontario riding or electoral district in the west-end of Toronto, Canada. ... John Glover Roberts Jr. ... A Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was called for June 16, 1984, to replace retiring Liberal leader and sitting Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ...


Volpe unsuccessfully campaigned for the presidency of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1985 and 1986, against media speculation that leading figures in the party opposed his candidacy.[8] Sometimes described as an opponent of federal leader John Turner, because of his support for rival Chrétien in 1984, Volpe nevertheless organized a pro-Turner slate for the Liberal Party's 1986 leadership review.[9] He emerged the following year as a prominent opponent of the Meech Lake Accord, which was supported by the Liberal leadership.[10] John Turner, PC, CC, QC, MA, BCL, LLD (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the provincial premiers, including Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec. ...


Member of Parliament

Nomination challenge

Volpe successfully challenged sitting Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Rev. Roland de Corneille to win the party's nomination for Eglinton—Lawrence in the 1988 election. The contest was extremely divisive, with de Corneille alleging that Volpe was "trying to organize a group for his personal advantage" in recruiting new members from the riding's Italian community.[11] A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Reverend Roland de Corneille (born May 19, 1927) is a Canadian Anglican clergyman, human rights activist and former politician. ... Eglinton—Lawrence is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


After losing the nomination, de Corneille endorsed Progressive Conservative candidate Tony Abbott, who was himself a former Liberal cabinet minister.[12] Volpe defended his right to seek the nomination, observing that Toronto's Italian residents were seeking to play a more active role in government.[13] He also sought a reconciliation with de Corneille's supporters, many of whom were from the riding's Jewish community; both de Corneille and Volpe are vocal supporters of Israel.[14] Despite the divisions engendered by his nomination, Volpe won a convincing victory on election day.[15] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Honourable Anthony Chisholm Tony Abbott, PC (born November 26, 1930) is a former Canadian politician. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


Opposition member, 1988-1993

The Progressive Conservatives were re-elected with a majority government in the 1988 election and Volpe sat as a member of the official opposition for the next five years, serving as his party's revenue critic for part of this time.[16] During the constitutional debates of the early 1990s, he suggested that the Parliament of Canada (as opposed to the executive branch of government) should assume responsibility for reformulating the terms of Canadian Confederation. He argued that parliament represented a strong cross-section of Canada's population, adding that parliamentary initiative on constitutional reform could save millions of dollars on "needless commissions".[17] The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... The Minister of National Revenue is the member of the Canadian Cabinet responsible for the Canada Revenue Agency and the administration of taxation law and collection. ... The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


Volpe supported Paul Martin in the 1990 federal Liberal leadership convention, which was won by Jean Chrétien.[18] He subsequently opposed some of Chrétien's reforms to the Liberal Party constitution, including a change that allowed the leader to appoint candidates in selected ridings. Some Chrétien supporters argued that this change was necessary to prevent "instant party members" from taking over the party nomination process; many believe the change was directed against both Volpe and the Liberals For Life group affiliated with MP Tom Wappel.[19] Paul Edgar Philippe Martin (born August 28, 1938) was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and a former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... The 1990 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was held on 23 June 1990 in Calgary, Alberta. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... Liberals for Life was an anti-abortion pressure group that worked within the Liberal Party of Canada during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Thomas William Wappel, MP (born February 9, 1950) is a Canadian Member of Parliament. ...


Volpe remained one of Martin's most prominent Toronto-area supporters after 1990. Many political observers believe this association kept him out of cabinet during Chrétien's tenure as prime minister, from 1993 to 2003. The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ...


Government backbencher

The Liberals won a majority government in the 1993 election, and Volpe sat as a government backbencher in the parliament that followed.[20] He was elected chair of the Ontario Liberal caucus following the election, but unexpectedly lost the position to a challenge from Sue Barnes in 1995.[21] On 23 February 1996, he was appointed parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. The ministry was renamed on 12 July 1996, and Volpe's position was restyled as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Health, a position he held until 15 July 1998. A backbencher is a Member of Parliament or a legislature who does not hold governmental office and is not a Front Bench spokesperson in the Opposition. ... The Honourable Susan Barnes, PC, MP, BA, LLB (born September 8, 1952 in Rabat, Malta) is a Canadian politician. ... 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. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments health department (Health Canada) and enforcing the Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. ...


Volpe was re-elected to parliament in the 1997 election with a convincing victory over Progressive Conservative candidate David Rotenberg, a former minister in the provincial government of Frank Miller. He later endorsed Mel Lastman's bid to become Mayor of Toronto in 1997 municipal election.[22] 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... David Rotenberg (born July 24, 1930) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the Canadian politician. ... Melvin Douglas (Mel) Lastman (born March 9, 1933) is a former businessman and politician. ... This is a list of mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The 1997 Toronto municipal election was the first under the new Megacity. ...


Volpe served as chair of the all-party Commons Health Committee after the 1997 election. He brought forward a report in late 1998 encouraging the sale of herbal medicines in Canada, and advocating their regulation in a category separate from foods and drugs. The following year, his committee produced a series of recommendations for improving Canada's organ donation system.[23] Organ donation is the removal of specific tissues of the human body from a person who has recently died, or from a living donor, for the purpose of transplanting or grafting them into other persons. ...


Volpe was also given responsibility for overseeing Canada's investigation of a controversial vitamin-hormone cancer treatment run by Dr. Luigi di Bella in Italy. Some of Di Bella's supporters believed that his treatments actually cured cancer, and requested that their government investigate the possibility of assisting his research. Volpe led a delegation of Canadian doctors to Italy, arguing that they would either expose Di Bella as a fraud or establish the terms for assistance: they concluded there was no evidence to support the validity of his work. Volpe initially recommended that further research be conducted, arguing the doctor's treatment could lead to an improved quality of life for cancer patients even if it did not actually cure the disease.[24] Luigi di Bella (July 17, 1912—July 1, 2003) was an Italian medical doctor and physiology professor. ...


Volpe described an immigration reform bill introduced by the Chrétien government in 1999 as too restrictive and arbitrary, and argued that it could result in reduced immigration to Canada. He was particularly critical of a section of the bill which allowed cabinet ministers to override the judicial system in rejecting applications from immigrants.[25] He voted against the bill on its final reading in May 2000.[26]


Volpe was not promoted to cabinet in the August 1999 cabinet shuffle.[27] He served as chair of the Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources in 2000, and developed a report for improving Canada's national highway system.[28] He also collaborated with Toronto-area MPs Derek Lee and John McKay to create a job placement and training program for at-risk youth in Toronto, called Workplace Connections.[29] He described as "unfortunate" Canada's decision to support an United Nations resolution critical of Israel in October 2000, and later argued that Canada should have abstained.[30] During the 2000 campaign, Volpe advocated tax breaks for parents who send their children to private religious schools and was re-elected without difficulty.[31] Derek Vincent Lee, LL.B., B.A., (born October 2, 1948) is a lawyer and politician in Canada. ... John McKay, PC, MP (born March 21, 1948) is a lawyer and a Liberal Canadian politician. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ...


Volpe sought re-appointment as chair of the Natural Resources committee in 2001, but did not receive the position.[32] He became increasingly critical of the Chrétien government during the next two years, and made no secret of his support for Paul Martin to replace Chrétien as party leader. Volpe criticized the Chrétien government for moving too slowly to replace Canada's aging Sea King helicopters, and encouraged the government to purchase the EH-101 Cormorant helicopters recommended by the previous Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney.[33] In November 2002, he called for the government to provide compensation for all victims of Hepatitis C who were infected through the national blood supply system, and criticized the Chrétien government's more restrictive settlement.[34] He also expressed skepticism about the Chrétien government's plans to decriminalize cannabis, saying "I believe it's a gateway drug. [...] It's going to be a pretty convincing argument to get me to vote for it."[35] He was an opponent of the government's plans to legalize same-sex marriage during this period, and voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage in 2003.[36] This is a disambiguation page. ... {{Infobox Prime Minister | name=The Rt. ... Hepatitis C is a blood-borne, infectious, viral disease that is caused by a hepatotropic virus called Hepatitis C virus (HCV). ... Look up Cannabis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...


Volpe worked openly on Paul Martin's bid to replace Chrétien as Liberal Party leader after June 2002, when Martin left Chrétien's cabinet under disputed circumstances. In June 2002, Volpe became one of the first sixteen Liberal MPs to publicly call for Chrétien to resign as prime minister.[37]


Cabinet Minister

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development

Paul Martin won an overwhelming victory in the 2003 federal Liberal leadership convention, and became Prime Minister of Canada on December 12, 2003. He appointed Volpe to cabinet as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, with responsibility for labour, homelessness, training, community economic development and federal student loans. He was also named as political minister for Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, and was appointed to Martin's priorities and planning committee, known as the inner cabinet.[38] Soon after his appointment, Volpe announced that he would revamp the federal job skills and training programs to better meet the needs of employers.[39] He argued that Canada needed significant skill upgrading reforms in order to retain its long-term employment prospects.[40] The 2003 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention ended on November 14, 2003, electing Paul Martin as the partys new leader. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Volpe announced a new "Compassionate Care" benefit in January 2004, providing paid leave for Canadians who were forced to leave work to care for seriously ill family members.[41] In May of the same year, he introduced reforms to Canada's Employment Insurance laws making it easier for seasonal workers to apply for benefits.[42] Volpe promised a number of spending initiatives during the 2004 federal election, including $1 billion over five years for research, development and innovation in the automotive industry.[43] Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ... 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. ...


The Liberals were reduced to a minority government in this election, although Volpe was re-elected by a comfortable margin in Eglinton—Lawrence. He was retained as Human Resources and Skills Development minister after the election. This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In late 2004, Canadian Auditor General Sheila Fraser accused the federal government of violating the spirit of its laws by running a large surplus of Employment Insurance funds, arguing that the government was using money earmarked for the unemployed to fund separate programs. Volpe acknowledged there were problems with the EI system, but noted that rates were falling and would likely continue to fall in the future.[44] Categories: Canadian people stubs | 1950 births ... Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ...


During the same period, federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Judy Sgro was criticized for granting a temporary residency permit to Romanian exotic dancer who had worked on her election campaign. Sgro denied she had done anything wrong, and argued that she granted the permit on compassionate grounds. In the aftermath of the controversy, the Martin government eliminated a federal program that allowed foreign-born exotic dancers to enter the country. Volpe was given credit for the decision and was quoted as saying, "I didn't feel in the slightest bit comfortable with the program and I didn't think there was any justification for it".[45] Hon. ... The Honourable Judy Sgro, PC MP (born December 16, 1944, Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician. ...


Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Sgro announced her resignation from cabinet on 14 January, following allegations that she had offered to intervene in the immigration hearing of Harjit Singh. These allegations were later retracted and Sgro was cleared of wrongdoing. Volpe was named as her successor, and formally resigned as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development two days later. Following Sgro's resignation, the Globe and Mail newspaper published a report indicating that she believed Volpe wanted her cabinet position. The report suggested that Volpe and Sgro had a cool relationship, and speculated that her downfall was politically motivated.[46] Volpe denied that he had anything to do with Sgro's resignation and cast doubt on the veracity of the Globe and Mail report, saying that Sgro had told him directly that she did not make the statement which was attributed to her.[47] Harjit Singh (born circa 1956) is an Indian man from Brampton, Ontario who has been involved in the Judy Sgro immigration scandal. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...


Two days after his appointment, Volpe pledged to tighten Canada's refugee system and to accelerate the processing time for individual claimants.[48] He also promised to give illegal immigrant workers the means and opportunity to attain legal status in Canada, although rejecting the option of a blanket amnesty, and pledged to promote regional immigration outside of Canada's major cities.[49] In mid-February 2005, he announced that spouses and common-law partners living in Canada without legal status would be eligible to apply under the family class sponsorship program.[50] In the same period, Volpe asked his department to work on building cases to revoke the citizenship of five suspected Nazi war criminals living in Canada.[51] National Socialism redirects here. ...


In April 2005, Volpe announced that the Martin government would fast-track the admission of 110,000 wage earning immigrants into Canada. He also announced that Canada would try to cut the waiting time for citizenship applications from 18 to 12 months, and that the Martin government would triple the number of parents and grandparents eligible to enter Canada.[52]


In late 2005, Volpe announced that his government would seek a 35% increase in immigration over five years. He noted that there was a pressing need for more skilled immigrants throughout all parts of the country, and suggested that trade skills be emphasized over university education in determining the success of individual applications.[53] Some within the Liberal Party criticized his proposal, arguing that it would be more appropriate to fix current backlogs in the immigration system.[54] Volpe also proposed legislation to make foreign-born adopted children automatic citizens of Canada.[55] After a serious earthquake struck Pakistan in October 2005, Volpe announced that the Canadian government would take steps to expedite the reunification of families affected by the tragedy.[56]


In November 2005, Volpe released a strategic plan for a national immigration policy following consultation with provincial and territorial leaders. The plan included improved recognition of immigrants with professional skills, such as doctors.[57]


Also in November, the House of Commons Immigration Committee voted 6-5 along party lines to block $168 million in new money for immigration programs. Volpe criticized the opposition committee members for voting down the funding, arguing that their decision would jeopardize several previously-announced reforms. Some opposition members argued that Volpe had not adequately justified his department's spending.[58]


One of Volpe's last major acts as Immigration Minister was to announce a $920 million immigration settlement deal with the Government of Ontario on 21 November 2005. Under the terms of the deal, the money was to be earmarked to help immigrants settle, integrate, and become proficient in the English language.[59] In the same week, Volpe also announced the creation of an "in-Canada" economic class of immigrants, making it easier for people on temporary work permits to apply for citizenship. Volpe's department argued that the change would match immigrants with skill shortages, which addressing backlogs in the immigration system.[60]


Minister responsible for Ontario and for the Greater Toronto Area

In March 2004, Volpe announced the addition of nearly $8 million for existing crime prevention programs in Ontario.[61] In May of the same year, he announced that the federal government would provide $1 billion in funding for GO Transit.[62] GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ...


Also in May 2004, Volpe wrote an official letter to Toronto Mayor David Miller, promising that the federal government would not order the construction of a bridge to the Toronto City Centre Airport against the wishes of Toronto City Council. Miller had been elected in the 2003 municipal election on a promise to cancel the bridge, and had previously expressed concern that the federal Toronto Port Authority might authorize its construction even after the city withdrew support.[63] Volpe later expressed concerns about the continued viability of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corp., and emerged as a prominent critic of Miller's plans for waterfront management.[64] This is a list of mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... David Raymond Miller (born December 26, 1958) is a Canadian politician. ... Toronto/City Centre Airport, (IATA: YTZ, ICAO: CYTZ), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a regional airport located on the Toronto Islands. ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on November 10, 2003. ... Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is a Port Authority responsible for all activities in the Port of Toronto, including the Toronto City Centre Airport. ...


In May 2005, Volpe announced that the federal government would pay $35 million to the Toronto Port Authority to in compensation for the cancellation of the Toronto Island Airport Bridge.[65] In September of the same year, he announced that a 1.4 acre piece of waterfront property at Yonge St. and Queen's Quay would remain in public hands. Many regard this property as essential for any future strategy involving comprehensive waterfront renewal.[66]


Volpe remained active with issues of interest to the Italian community in Toronto, and was a prominent supporter of RAI International's bid to receive a television licence in Canada.[67] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Criticisms and controversies

Volpe reconsidered his position on same-sex marriage in 2004, and voted with the rest of cabinet to grant legal status to same-sex marriages in 2005. Critics accused him of opportunism for changing his position. Volpe responded by arguing that he had played a contributory role in creating balanced legislation that protects the rights of both minority groups and religious institutions.[68]


In May 2005, two Conservative MPs were photographed posing with a poster from the Western Standard with the title "The Liberano$", comparing the Liberal Party to the mafia television show The Sopranos. The poster was a response to reports in 2004-05 of some Liberals' involvement in the federal sponsorship scandal. Volpe argued that the poster was offensive to Canadians of Italian heritage, and commented "These are the same Conservatives who think that every immigrant is a potential terrorist and criminal and everything else", and "Notwithstanding that they don't have their cowl and their cape, the Klan looks like they're still very much alive." The Conservative Party demanded an apology from Volpe, who acknowledged that his words "might have been a little intemperate" because of what he interpreted as a "racial slur".[69] The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Western Standard bills itself as Western Canadas only national news magazine and is printed 24 times a year. ... This article is about the TV series. ... The sponsorship scandal, AdScam, or Sponsorgate, is an ongoing scandal that came as a result of a Canadian federal government sponsorship program in the province of Quebec and involving the Liberal Party of Canada (mostly its Quebec branch), which was in power since 1993 up to 2005. ...


In September 2005, it was reported that Volpe had claimed $10,891.15 in meal and transportation expenses over an eleven-month period. [70] Opposition MPs argued that this figure was excessive, and noted that Volpe's meal expenses were more than three times higher than his predecessor as Immigration Minister, Judy Sgro, during the same period a year earlier. Volpe argued that his schedule was extremely busy, and that he had to meet with "many stakeholders" in the course of his ministerial duties. There was at least one instance of Volpe charging for two separate meals on the same night. His staff argued that he had made arrangements to meet with two groups of people on the same night, and could not cancel either meeting.[71] In March 2006, the conservative Canadian Taxpayers Federation awarded Volpe with its 8th annual "Teddy" award as the previous year's worst offender in federal government overspending. [72] The Canadian Taxpayers Federation or CTF, is a Canadian non-governmental organization that offers critiques and monitors the spending by the Government of Canada and the various governments of the provinces. ...


Opposition member, 2006-

The three opposition parties united to bring down the Liberal government in late 2005, and a new election was called for January 2006. During the campaign, Volpe and Paul Martin announced that, if re-elected, their government would waive the $975 landing fee charged to immigrants.[73] The Liberals were defeated, however, and the Conservative Party came to office with a minority government. Volpe was again re-elected without difficulty in his own riding. Following the election, he was named as official opposition critic to the President of the Treasury Board.[74] Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... The outgoing Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is listed below. ... The position of President of the Treasury Board was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a fully-fledged department. ...


In early September 2006, Volpe announced that he would break with his party's official position and support a softwood lumber deal negotiated by the Conservative government with the United States of America.[75] In November of the same year, Volpe was one of fifteen Liberal MPs who voted against a resolution from Prime Minister Stephen Harper that recognized the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.[76] Categories: Stub | Wood ... In Canadian English, a Québécois (IPA: ) is a native or resident of the province of Quebec, Canada, especially a French-speaking one. ... One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ...


Leadership candidate

Joe Volpe speaking to the press at the 2006 Liberal leadership convention.
Joe Volpe speaking to the press at the 2006 Liberal leadership convention.

Paul Martin resigned the Liberal leadership after the election, and a new leadership contest was scheduled for late 2006. Volpe announced his candidacy on April 21, 2006. During his campaign launch, he said, "We don't need to re-invent the Party. We just need to give it back to the people who are its rightful owners. We need to take it back from the backroom players who hide behind new faces."[77] He highlighted education and training issues, and said that Canada should be more accommodating to new immigrants. Volpe also argued that Canada should return to a peacekeeping ethos in foreign affairs, rather than primarily engaging in combat missions.[78] After the party's first all-candidates debate, he accused frontrunner Michael Ignatieff of echoing the foreign policy vision of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[79] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1321 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Joe Volpe Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1321 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Joe Volpe Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... 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... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


At the start of his campaign, Volpe was supported by Liberal MPs Jim Karygiannis, Wajid Khan, Yasmin Ratansi, Joe Comuzzi, Sukh Dhaliwal, Massimo Pacetti, and Lui Temelkovski, and former MPs Nick Discepola and Bob Speller.[80] Dhaliwal, Karygiannis and Ratansi later withdrew their support.[81] The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, PC , MP (born May 2, 1955, in a refugee settlement in Athens, Greece) is a Canadian Liberal politician. ... Wajid Ali Khan (born April 24, 1946 in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Canadian businessman and politician. ... Yasmin Ratansi (born January 4, 1951) is a Canadian MP (member of parliament), who represents the riding of Don Valley East in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Honourable Joseph R. Joe Comuzzi, PC , MP (born April 5, 1933) is a Canadian politician. ... Sukh Dhaliwal is a British Columbia businessman and politician. ... Massimo Pacetti (born August 22, 1962 in Montreal) is a Canadian politician. ... Lui Temelkovski (born November 4, 1954) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Oak Ridges-Markham, representing the Liberal Party of Canada. ... Nunzio (Nick) Discepola (born November 27, 1949) is an Italian-born Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Robert Bob Speller, PC (born February 29, 1956) is a former Canadian politician. ...


Apotex donations

Volpe's campaign was hindered by controversy. In May 2006, the Canadian media reported that he had received $108,000 in donations from current and former executives of the drug company Apotex Inc., and each of their spouses and children. All of the donations were for $5,400, the maximum allowed for individual donations under the law. Five cheques were in the names of children under eighteen years of age. While donations from minors are not illegal, critics charged that the Apotex contributions as a whole may have been an attempt to sidestep Canada's laws on corporate donations. NDP MP Pat Martin filed a complaint with the Elections Commissioner, asking him to investigate whether "individuals may be trying to circumvent campaign fundraising limits". Martin initially suggested that Volpe's campaign had deliberately orchestrated fraudulent donations, although he withdrew this charge after Volpe threatened a libel suit. Liberal leader Bill Graham and party director Steve MacKinnon argued that all of the donations were properly reported, and said that no rules were broken.[82] Apotex is a Canadian pharmaceutical corporation. ...


Volpe responded by promising to return any donations that contravened the letter or spirit of the law. He returned the five cheques from minors after extensive media criticism, and denied that any laws had been broken. The controversy nonetheless damaged his candidacy.[83][84][85] Sukh Dhaliwal withdrew his support from Volpe after the controversy broke, saying "I think this thing should not happen in any campaign".[86] Other Liberals requested that Volpe withdraw from the contest due to negative publicity, but he said that this was not an option he was considering.[87] In July 2006, Volpe argued that the Federal Accountability Act should be amended to prevent persons under eighteen from contributing to political campaigns.[88]


On December 5, 2006, Elections Canada stated that Volpe had not violated election financing law in accepting the contributions.[89]


Other controversies

Jim Karygiannis, who had been Volpe's campaign chair, left the campaign on 21 July 2006 after disagreements over Volpe's staunch pro-Israel stance in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. There was speculation that Karygiannis's recruits were more loyal to him than to Volpe, and that his departure would create serious difficulties for Volpe's candidacy.[90] The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, PC , MP (born May 2, 1955, in a refugee settlement in Athens, Greece) is a Canadian Liberal politician. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13...


On October 15, 2006, the Toronto Star reported that the Career Foundation, a federally-funded charity offering career-management services to the unemployed, had paid seven of its clients to work on Volpe's leadership campaign in spite of ethics objections made to foundation executive director Colin Morrison by three of the organization's managers. The managers objected that the Career Foundation, which is headquartered in Volpe's Eglinton-Lawrence riding and fell under his purview during his tenure as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, was not a placement agency, and that paying workers in a partisan political campaign was an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds and incompatible with the foundation's charitable status. Morrison told the Star that assigning clients to the campaign had served a "higher purpose" of "help[ing] unemployed people," while Volpe campaign spokesman Corey Hobbs said that the campaign was repaying the funds, as it had planned to do, he claimed, even prior to the controversy. Four of the seven foundation clients sent to work on the campaign also claim they were not paid in full for their services.[91]Volpe called the Toronto Star's report "a total fiction," the latest in a series of attempts to derail his campaign by calling into question his personal integrity.[92] The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... Hon. ...


Fine and appeal

On September 23, 2006, the Liberal Party investigated Volpe's campaign on suspicion of questionable recruitment tactics in Quebec. Volpe had signed up 4,000 new members in the province, more than any other candidate. Several new party members in Montreal were reported as having been improperly registered, and at least nine members were signed up by the Volpe camp without their knowledge or without paying the $10 fee. In two of the cases, the signed-up members were deceased.[93] There was speculation that Volpe would withdraw from the contest after these allegations but he declined to do so, saying that his campaign was not aware of any wrongdoing.[94] Some of Volpe's supporters suggested that Michael Ignatieff's team was running a smear campaign against him.[95] Volpe also suggested that his ethnicity may have been a factor in the accusations, suggesting that they came from those who believed he was "not Canadian enough". [96][97][98] Some prominent Liberals, including Scott Reid, criticized Volpe's response.[99] Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (salvation through harmony) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Scott Reid is the Communications Director in the Prime Ministers Office of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, as well as one of Martins senior advisors. ...


The Liberal Party imposed a $20,000 fine on Volpe's campaign in late September, having determined that it provided membership forms to cultural groups without ensuring that new members paid their own fees. The panel found no that evidence Volpe or his senior officials knew about the problems. Volpe appealed the decision, arguing the fine was imposed "without due process" and was "designed to inflict as much damage as possible on my campaign immediately prior to the delegate selection meetings".[100]


On October 31, a Liberal Party appeals committee exonerated Volpe of improper membership sales, and withdrew the fine imposed the previous month. He was found guilty of a minor breach of the leadership candidates' code of conduct, and given a nominal fine of $1,000. Volpe accepted the ruling as vindication, and repeated his charge that the previous ruling had a prejudicial effect on delegate selection.[101] He told reporters, "I can't say I'm ecstatic because the damage has already been done".[102] Volpe's reputation in the Liberal Party, damaged by earlier controversies, recovered to some extent after the appeal.[103]


Results

Volpe fared poorly in the delegate selection meetings, and knew going into the convention that he could not win the leadership. He threw his support behind former Ontario Premier Bob Rae during the convention's "speech night", only moments after the final speech from Michael Ignatieff.[104] This decision did not affect the first ballot of voting, which took place as the speeches were being delivered. Volpe received 156 votes from the convention delegates, finishing in seventh place. Bob Rae Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, PC, OC, O.Ont, QC, B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Rae released his delegates after being eliminated on the third ballot. Volpe moved to the camp of Stéphane Dion, who defeated Michael Ignatieff on the fourth ballot to win the party leadership.[105] Volpe is now a frontbench member of the Official Opposition in parliament, along with the other four (parliamentary) Liberal leadership contenders who are elected, due to not all seven contendors being currently elected.[1][106] Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Maurice Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Offices held

27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Judy Sgro Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
(2005–2006)
Monte Solberg
position created in 2003 Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
(2003–2005)
Lucienne Robillard
Preceded by
Roland de Corneille
Member of Parliament for Eglinton—Lawrence
1988-
Succeeded by
incumbent

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Electoral record

2006 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Liberal (x)Joe Volpe 26,044 52.89 -7.35 $66,769.49
     Conservative Peter Coy 14,897 30.25 +5.20 $59,382.34
     New Democratic Party Maurganne Mooney 5,660 11.49 +1.11 $7,721.94
     Green Patrick Metzger 2,520 5.12 +1.03 $1,338.44
     N/A (Communist League) John Steele 123 0.25 $368.80
Total valid votes 49,244 100.00
Total rejected ballots 245
Turnout 49,489 67.61 +3.84
Electors on the lists 73,201
2004 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Liberal (x)Joe Volpe 28,360 60.24 +1.07 $72,088.73
     Conservative Bernie Tanz 11,792 25.05 -6.88 $71,822.91
     New Democratic Party Max Silverman 4,886 10.38 +3.93 $8,534.03
     Green Shel Goldstein 1,924 4.09 $2,376.99
     Canadian Action Corrinne Prévost 115 0.24 $0.00
Total valid votes 47,077 100.00
Total rejected ballots 284
Turnout 47,361 63.77
Electors on the lists 74,266
2000 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Liberal (x)Joe Volpe 25,161 60.68 +1.44 $53,652.11
     Progressive Conservative Louise Sankey 7,156 17.26 -5.49 $16,232.28
     Canadian Alliance Joel Etienne 5,497 13.26 +5.17 $18,684.78
     New Democratic Party Simon Rowland 2,663 6.42 -2.60 $1,576.77
     Green Doug Howat 688 1.66 $579.01
     Marxist-Leninist Frank Chilelli 164 0.40 $8.00
     Natural Law Matthew Macleod 133 0.32 -0.59 $0.00
Total valid votes 41,462 100.00
Total rejected ballots 263
Turnout 41,725 57.58 -9.42
Electors on the lists 72,463
1997 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Liberal (x)Joe Volpe 25,985 59.24 $49,531
     Progressive Conservative David Rotenberg 9,977 22.75 $34,874
     New Democratic Party Sam Savona 3,955 9.02 $14,088
     Reform Charles Van Tuinen 3,547 8.09 $10,529
     Natural Law Robyn Brandon 397 0.91 $0
Total valid votes 43,861 100.00
Total rejected ballots 320
Turnout 44,181 67.00
Electors on the lists 65,945
1993 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Liberal (x)Joe Volpe 28,634 71.62 +20.60 $38,419
     Reform Charles Van Tuinen 4,347 10.87 $13,413
     Progressive Conservative Marc Monson 4,262 10.66 -20.28 $19,954
     New Democratic Party Gael Hepworth 2,091 5.23 -10.34 $12,165
     Natural Law Debbie Weberg 384 0.96 $0
     Marxist-Leninist Jeanne Gatley 138 0.35 $105
     Abolitionist Linda Kruschel 124 0.31 $0
Total valid votes 39,980 100.00
Total rejected ballots 480
Turnout 40,460 68.28 -6.48
Electors on the lists 59,254
1988 federal election : Eglinton—Lawrence edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     Liberal Joe Volpe 20,446 51.02 +3.0
     Progressive Conservative Tony Abbott 12,400 30.94 -0.9
     New Democratic Party Vittoria Levi 6,241 15.57 -2.5
     Libertarian Sandor L. Hegedus 538 1.34
     Communist Geoffrey Da Silva 208 0.52
     N/A (Revolutionary
Workers League)
Margaret Manwaring 123 0.31
     Commonwealth James Felicioni 122 0.30
Total valid votes 40,078 100.00
Total rejected ballots 565
Turnout 40,643 74.76
Electors on the lists 54,362
1981 Ontario provincial election : Downsview edit
Party Candidate Votes %
     New Democratic Party (x)Odoardo Di Santo 8,644 39.10
     Liberal Joe Volpe 7,991 36.14
     Progressive Conservative Ross Charles 5,475 24.76
Total valid votes 22,110 100.00
Total rejected ballots 185
Turnout 22,295 58.54
Electors on the lists 38,086
1974 Toronto municipal election, North York Board of Education, Separate School Representative (Area One)edit
Candidate Total votes % of total votes
Peter Caruso 2,393 38.77
(x)William Higgins 1,919 31.09
Joe Volpe 1,860 30.14
Total valid votes 6,172 100.00

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Footnotes

  1. ^ "Luciano Volpe aided son's Commons bid", Toronto Star, 13 May 1989, A8.
  2. ^ Jane Taber, "Volpe to make an Italian homecoming", Globe and Mail, 6 November 2004, A7; Carol Goar, "The insurrection at Monteleone", Toronto Star, 10 November 2004, A30.
  3. ^ The Federal Election: Riding Profiles, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997.
  4. ^ See Toronto Star, 30 November 1974, p. A16 for one of his campaign advertisements.
  5. ^ Joe O'Donnell, "Drop support for accord Peterson being urged", Toronto Star, 1 June 1987, A1.
  6. ^ James Rusk and Ross Howard, "Fleming quits, infighting starts in riding", Globe and Mail, 17 July 1984, P5.
  7. ^ Richard Cleroux, "Roberts favored by Liberal block", Globe and Mail, 11 May 1984, P5; Joe O'Donnell, "Ontario Liberals choose lawyer as new president", Toronto Star, 24 March 1986, A15.
  8. ^ Ross Howard, "Spirits flag as fortunes sag for federal Grits", Globe and Mail, 22 June 1985, P5; Joe O'Donnell, "Ontario Liberals choose lawyer as new president", Toronto Star, 24 May 1986, A15.
  9. ^ Joe O'Donnell, "Turner wins 6 of 7 delegates in York North", Toronto Star, 22 October 1986, A7.
  10. ^ Joe O'Donnell, "Trudeau will keep up fight over accord Liberals say", Toronto Star, 7 June 1987, A01.
  11. ^ Ross Howard, "Liberal MP urges party to protect incumbents", Globe and Mail, 2 December 1987, A3; Dan Smith, "De Corneille in nomination showdown as Liberals fight over Eglinton-Lawrence", Toronto Star, 26 April 1988, A16.
  12. ^ Dan Smith, "Former Liberal minister seeks Tory nomination", Toronto Star, 6 October 1988, A20.
  13. ^ Linda McQuaig, "Minorities learn to win numbers game", Globe and Mail, 16 August 1988, A5.
  14. ^ Murray Campbell, "Nomination scars Liberals in Eglinton-Lawrence", Globe and Mail, 3 November 1988, A15. Volpe's nominator was Les Scheininger, who became president of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1989. See John Allemang, "New CJC head seeks better relations with Israel", Globe and Mail, 7 April 1989, A13.
  15. ^ Paul Hoy, "'True Grit' the big winner in battle marred by dissent", Toronto Star, 29 November 1988, N12.
  16. ^ Sally Ritchie, "Small firm severely harassed owner says", Toronto Star, 18 July 1992, A10.
  17. ^ Joe Volpe, "How Commons could be used to unify country", Toronto Star, 13 May 1991, A17; Carol Goar, "MP's faith in Parliament not shared by public", Toronto Star, 14 May 1991, A17.
  18. ^ Colin Vaughan, "The City Grit Expectations", Globe and Mail, 27 April 1990, P21.
  19. ^ David Vienneau, "Eggleton stands fast in riding flap", Toronto Star, 14 November 1992, A4.
  20. ^ Tim Harper, "Silent majority GTA backbenchers have been conspicuous by their absence from parliamentary debate", Toronto Star, 30 December 1995, B1.
  21. ^ David Vienneau, "Ontario backbench revolts", Toronto Star, 22 February 1995, A19.
  22. ^ Murray Campbell, "How style closed gap in megacity mayoral race", Globe and Mail, 8 November 1997.
  23. ^ Tim Harper, "Labels urged for alternate medicines", Toronto Star, 25 March 1998, A11; Dennis Bueckert, "Door opened on herbal medicines", Hamilton Spectator, 5 November 1998, D2; Tim Harper, "Baby awaiting heart shows flaws in donor system", Toronto Star, 23 March 1999, p. 1; Tim Harper, "Network could end organ shortage in Canada", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 23 April 1999, A01.
  24. ^ Carolyn Abraham, "Cancer-cure hysteria sweeps Italy", Globe and Mail, 28 March 1998, A1; Rebecca Bragg, "Ottawa offers help for Di Bella therapy", Toronto Star, 6 June 1998, A13; Paula Arab, "Cancer doctor says he had proof that treatment works, but no one asked", Hamilton Spectator, 11 June 1998, D3.
  25. ^ Brian Laghi, "Coalition slams citizenship proposals", Globe and Mail, 15 April 1999, A2; Philip Jalsevac, "Citizenship bill divides Liberals", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 16 July 1999, A03.
  26. ^ Brian Caldwell, "Telegdi loses gamble, resigns as parliamentary secretary", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 17 May 2000, A02.
  27. ^ William Walker, "When loyalty's unrewarded", Toronto Star, 5 August 1999, p. 1.
  28. ^ Allan Thompson, "Report defends forest industry", Toronto Star, 28 June 2000, p. 1; "Name: Joe Volpe", Toronto Star, 24 June 2000, p. 1.
  29. ^ William Walker, "Ottawa set to unveil job project for youth", Toronto Star, 13 July 2000, p. 1.
  30. ^ Jeff Sallot, "Backbenchers criticize Grits for signing UN resolution", Globe and Mail, 12 October 2000, A13; Louise Brown, "Mideast turmoil touches North Toronto riding", Toronto Star, 22 November 2000, p. 1.
  31. ^ Election 2000 coverage, Toronto Star, 22 November 2000, p. 1.
  32. ^ Jane Taber, "Manning phones Rock's wife post-op", National Post, 17 February 2001, A06.
  33. ^ Mike Blatchfield, "Grit MP joins helicopter backlash", National Post, 11 February 2002, A04. Volpe repeated his criticisms in May 2003. See Bill Curry, "Backbencher blasts PM for helicopter deal delay", National Post, 22 May 2003, A14.
  34. ^ John Ibbitson, "MPs ready to vote their hearts", Globe and Mail, 22 November 2002, A6.
  35. ^ Kim Lunman and Brian Laghi, "Ottawa set to preach evils of pot", Globe and Mail, 27 May 2003, A1.
  36. ^ Anne Dawson and John Ivison, "Martin says duty comes before faith", National Post, 31 July 2003, A5; Joe Volpe, "We're for due process, not against gay rights", Globe and Mail, 12 August 2003, A13.
  37. ^ Anne Dawson, "16 Liberal MPs willing to declare PM should resign", National Post, 25 July 2002, A01.
  38. ^ "New PM names 15 to inner circle", National Post, 13 December 2003, A4; Susan Delacourt, "A funny thing happened on the way to the swearing-in", Toronto Star, 20 December 2003, H03
  39. ^ Wallace Immen, "Ottawa's New Year resolutions", Globe and Mail, 19 December 2003, B22.
  40. ^ Simon Tuck, "Federal minister urges big upgrade in workers' skills", Globe and Mail, 18 March 2004, B3.
  41. ^ Darren Yourk, "Ottawa unveils compassionate-care plan", Globe and Mail, 6 January 2004.
  42. ^ Simon Tuck, "Ottawa to implement changes to EI benefits", Globe and Mail, 11 May 2004, A10.
  43. ^ "Federal Liberals vow to fuel auto industry with $500 million in subsidies", Canadian Press, 14 June 2004, 14:47 report.
  44. ^ Simon Tuck, "Auditor-General slams Ottawa for running massive EI surplus", Globe and Mail, 24 November 2004, B5.
  45. ^ "Canada ends permit program for foreign strippers", Reuters News, 1 December 2004, 16:27 report.
  46. ^ Michael Den Tandt and Maria Jimenez, "Downfall politically motivated, minister says", Globe and Mail, 15 January 2005, p. 1.
  47. ^ "Interview with Joe Volpe", Question Period, 16 January 2005; http://sympaticomsn.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1105686456318_27?hub=topstories
  48. ^ "Canada's new immigration minister appears to be hitting the ground running", Broadcast News, 16 January 2005, 03:09 report.
  49. ^ Nicholas Keung, "Volpe says he will smooth pathway for illegal workers", Toronto Star, 5 February 2005, F08. Volpe initially intended to include a proposal for legalizing undocumented workers in a late 2005 legislative package, but later withdrew the measure. See Anne Dawson, "Liberals set to boost immigrant numbers", National Post, 27 October 2005, A12.
  50. ^ Nicholas Keung, "New rule lets spouses with no status stay", Toronto Star, 19 February 2005, A21.
  51. ^ Brian Laghi, "Volpe moves against Nazi war-crimes suspects, sources say", Globe and Mail, 11 June 2005, A8.
  52. ^ "Immigration minister reveals plan to fast-track 110,000 applicants", Canadian Press, 17 April 2005, 15:16 report; Randall Palmer, "Policy initiatives raise Canadian election fever", Reuters News, 18 April 2005, 16:38 report; Catherine Solyom, "Ottawa triples number of parents who can immigrate", National Post, 19 April 2005, A8.
  53. ^ Alexander Pannetta, "Ottawa to unveil plan to attract 40 per cent more immigration to Canada", Canadian Press, 23 September 2005, 15:49 report; Campbell Clark, "Ottawa set to announce immigration overhaul", Globe and Mail, 24 September 2005, A7; Elizabeth Thompson, "Immigrant job skill criteria needs 'fix'", Calgary Herald, 8 October 2005, A3.
  54. ^ Anne Dawson, "PM's immigration pledge draws fire", Calgary Herald, 2 October 2005.
  55. ^ Alexander Pannetta, "Feds plan changes to make adopted babies instant citizens", Canadian Press, 3 October 2005, 16:38 report.
  56. ^ "Canada speeds up immigration for Pakistan's quake affected", Hindustan Times, 13 October 2005.
  57. ^ "Immigration ministers agree on national plan", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 2005, A13.
  58. ^ Bruce Campion-Smith, "Immigration pledge at risk", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 3 November 2005, A1; Elizabeth Thompson, "Immigration plan in limbo after committee defeat", Montreal Gazette, 3 November 2005.
  59. ^ Steve Erwin, "Ontario, Ottawa sign $920-million immigration settlement deal", Canadian Press, 21 November 2005, 14:52 report.
  60. ^ Bruce Campion-Smith, "Becoming Canadian to be easier for skilled", Toronto Star, 24 November 2005, A08; "Liberals announce $700-million plan to clear immigration backlog", Broadcast News, 24 November 2005, 11:26 report.
  61. ^ "Ontario crime-prevention projects get nearly $8 million in federal funding", Canadian Press, 4 March 2004, 11:00 report.
  62. ^ Kevin McGran, "GO Transit gets $1B boost", Toronto Star, 8 May 2004, E01.
  63. ^ Martin Patriquin, "Miller glad to get bridge promise in writing", National Post, 25 May 2004, A19.
  64. ^ Christopher Home, "Waterfront is a quagmire", Toronto Star, 2 November 2004, B05; Royson James, "Waterfront job is suddenly a prize", Toronto Star, 22 November 2004, B04. The TWRC is managed by the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government.
  65. ^ Hicham Safieddine and Royson James, "Bridge battle finally over", Toronto Star, 4 May 2005, B01.
  66. ^ Kerry Gillespie, "Piece of the puzzle falls into place at lakefront", Toronto Star, 13 September 2005, A02.
  67. ^ Mary Gordon, "Italy to lobby over TV channel", Toronto Star, 15 October 2004, A08.
  68. ^ Sue Bailey and Joan Bryden, "Liberal Party officially endorses gay marriage as protest heats up", Canadian Press, 5 March 2005, 17:09 report.
  69. ^ "Joe Volpe lashed out at the Conservatives", CTV News, 3 May 2005; "Angry Canadian minister rueful after Klan outburst", Reuters News, 4 May 2005, 13:08 report.
  70. ^ http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2006/01/17/pf-1398259.html "Volpe's $1G limo ride", 17 January 2006, Alan Findlay
  71. ^ "Argy-bargy sends MPs in search of dictionaries", Edmonton Journal, 1 October 2005, A14, Daniel LeBlanc, "Volpe blasted over pricey dinners", Globe and Mail, 21 September 2005, A4; "Volpe bills taxpayers almost $7,000 for 31 meals", CTV, 21 September 2005, 6:40 report.
  72. ^ Terry Pedwell, "Former federal minister, Manitoba among winners of dubious taxpayers award", Canadian Press, 1 March 2006, 11:55 report.
  73. ^ Allan Woods, "Liberals woo new Canadians", National Post, 4 January 2006, A5.
  74. ^ Juliet O'Neill, "Liberals name a critic and a spare", National Post, 23 February 2006, A8.
  75. ^ "Most Liberals are expected to vote against Canada-U.S. softwood deal", Canadian Press, 8 September 2006, 15:23 report.
  76. ^ Allan Woods and Mike De Souza, "Tory resigns over 'nation'", National Post, 28 November 2006, A1.
  77. ^ Terry Weber, Allison Dunfield & Scott Deveau, "Liberal leadership candidates", Globe and Mail, 8 May 2006.
  78. ^ John Ivison, "Rae wants early end to Afghan mission: Liberals at odds", National Post, 8 June 2006, A1.
  79. ^ Susan Delacourt, "Volpe attack jolts Liberal race", Toronto Star, 18 June 2006, A02.
  80. ^ Campbell Clark, "The Liberal Contenders", Globe and Mail, 27 April 2006, A4; Campbell Clark, "Colleagues to present Volpe as a contender", Globe and Mail, 21 April 2006, A6.
  81. ^ The departures of Dhaliwal and Karygiannis are mentioned elsewhere in this article. For Ratansi, see "Yasmin Ratansi joins Prominent Liberal Women to Support Michael Ignatieff", Ignatieff campaign press release, 22 August 2006, accessed 10 September 2006.
  82. ^ FED -Liberals refuse to investigate Volpe donations 31 May 2006
  83. ^ Juliet O'Neill, "Campaign cash from kids returned", Montreal Gazette, 2 June 2006, A10.
  84. ^ "NDP wants Volpe leadership donations probed", CTV news, 30 May 2006, 6:38 report; Campbell Clark, "Executives' donations to Volpe draw fire", Globe and Mail, A1.
  85. ^ Joan Bryden, "Volpe vows to return donations if they violate spirit of law", Canadian Press, 31 May 2006, 18:19 report.
  86. ^ Peter O'Neil, "B.C. MP withdraws support of Volpe", Vancouver Sun, 7 June 2006, A6.
  87. ^ Les Whittington, "Volpe pressured to quit race", Toronto Star, 9 June 2006, A01; Juliet O'Neill, "Volpe damaged reputation of Liberals, Ignatieff charges", Ottawa Citizen, 10 June 2006, A10; Carolyn Bennett, "Liberal leadership race: There's an elephant in the room", Globe and Mail, 14 July 2006, A15.
  88. ^ Daniel LeBlanc, "Volpe seeks tighter restrictions on donations", Globe and Mail, 4 July 2006, A4.
  89. ^ "Back to work for Liberal MP after leadership bid", Town Crier Online, January 8, 2007
  90. ^ Linda Diebel, "Tempers flare in Volpe camp dispute", Toronto Star, 26 July 2006, A1.
  91. ^ "Was taxpayer money used improperly?", Toronto Star, October 15, 2006
  92. ^ "Volpe faces fresh campaign allegations", CBC.ca, October 16, 2006
  93. ^ "Volpe to respond to controversy on Monday", CTV News, 23 September 2006, 11:18 report.
  94. ^ "Volpe won't let allegations stop his leadership bid", CBC News, 25 September 2006, 13:00 report.
  95. ^ "Volpe vows to keep running despite allegations", CTV.ca, 25 September 2006
  96. ^ "Liberal party fines Volpe $20,000", CBC.ca, 29 September 2006, 9:57 PM ET.
  97. ^ Joanne Chianello, "Stop playing the culture card" [editorial], Ottawa Citzen, 28 September 2006, A13.
  98. ^ "Volpe victim of racism", CanWest News Service
  99. ^ "Liberals", CTV News, 30 September 2006. Reid was quoted as saying that the second-tier candidates in the Liberal leadership race "can all find something to be proud of with the exception of Joe Volpe whose campaign has not covered himself or this party in glory."
  100. ^ "Liberal party fines Volpe $20,000", CBC.ca, 29 September 2006, 9:57 PM ET
  101. ^ Campbell Clark, "Liberals back off $20,000 fine against Volpe", Globe and Mail, 2 November 2006, A14.
  102. ^ Norma Greenaway, "Volpe fine cancelled, but 'damage done'", Ottawa Citizen, 2 November 2006, A4.
  103. ^ "Volpe now everybody's friend", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 1 December 2006, A3.
  104. ^ "Volpe crosses floor to join Rae, Toronto Star, 1 December 2006, accessed 8 December 2006.
  105. ^ Kevin Dougherty and Andy Riga, "Losing candidates ponder future", Montreal Gazette, 3 December 2006, A2.
  106. ^ Juliet O'Neill, "Dion gathers his ex-rivals for attack", Montreal Gazette, 5 December 2006, A4.

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NAME Volpe, Joe
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Volpe, Giuseppe (French name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Canadian politician
DATE OF BIRTH September 21, 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH Monteleone di Puglia, Italy
DATE OF DEATH living
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